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GIBSON ES 225

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-07-26)
Price : US $1,625.



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Here we have a 1957 Gibson ES-225. I couldn’t believe my luck when I got this guitar, and now I can’t believe I am selling it, but see the last paragraph of this listing!

The finish on this one is unbelievable—absolutely no checking or weathering as you so often see on vintage Gibsons of this era, yet I believe it is original. Yes, there are some scratches with a ding on the neck and another on the side of the lower bout, plus what looks like a finish crack in the cutaway (I tried to show them in the pictures,)  but none of them are large or noticeable when you are playing. Beautiful condition for a 41 year-old vintage Gibson. Neck is straight and action is low—no reset here and none should be needed in the foreseeable future. Frets are very good. This is a thin, sweet, fast neck—plays like only a vintage Gibson can.

Didn’t pull the electronics at all, but have no reason to believe they aren’t original—loud and sweet P-90 sounds great to me. Pickguard is warped, but functional. Might be able to straighten it out with heat and pressure, but for now I am leaving that up to the possible new owner. Tuners appear to be proper Kluson replacements; everything else on this one appears original to me.

Serial number is U911 29 stamped inside body, treble-side f-hole, but it isn’t possible to photograph it. The U designates it as a 1957 model. I recently bought an old chipboard case for it, which will help protect it in shipping and around the house, but really, if you intend to take this baby out much, it really


Sold ! This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-07-26)



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