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 1966 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 grain guard and Bigsby Vibrato. The finish has faded nicely over the years to an honey-like colour.
This guitar is in very good, all original condition, with only the most minor signs of play wear. All electronics are original and in full working. The tuners have been replaced with period correct Kluson equivalents, and the switch tip is non original. A newer tuneomatic bridge has also been replaced the original rosewood bridge for use with the Bigsby. The Bigsby is non original to the guitar, but is a '60s export model. The guitar 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.