Initially introduced in the 1940's as the companies student model archtop guitar, the Gibson ES-125 has had a number of variants over the years, all of which with their own sound and style, making them a hugely popular and relatively affordable vintage Gibson. This 1965 ES-125 TDC is a great example of a later period ES-125, with a dual pickup configuration and pointed cutaway design.
This guitar sounds wonderful, with a pair of dog ear P90 pickups that are well balanced and offer a nice woody tone when combined with the guitars hollow body design. The body is finished in the Cherry Sunburst introduced by Gibson in 1960 with a single bound top, tortoise celluloid guard and trapeze tailpiece. The finish has faded nicely over the years to an honey-like colour, as is common with cherry sunburst instruments from this period.
This guitar is in very good condition with only the most minor signs of play wear. All electronics are original and in full working order. The tuners have been replaced with period correct Kluson equivalents. This guitar also includes a non original hard case.
As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by the luthier at the Vintage Instrument Workshop and is guaranteed for 3 years in line with our vintage instrument warranty.