1953 Gibson ES125


A superbly well preserved example, one owner from new, very little playwear to any aspect of the guitar. The original frets are in remarkable condition, the finish is original AND very strong with the minimum of wear. All original components, yes, the tuners really are that clean, so clean in fact that they look like repros, they are the real deal.  Many of these guitars are protected by non brand soft shell cases, this guitar fits the Martin hardshell case perfectly.

Factory order #: Y6038-19

Body size at lower bout: 16″

Scale length: 24 1/2″

Nut Width: 1 11/16″

Materials: Solid Honduran mahogany neck, arched slab-cut maple back and top; mahogany sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. (due to CITES regulations all overseas customers please contact us prior to purchase)

Hardware: All original hardware includes nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe tuners, gold barrel knobs,Adjustable P-90 single coil pickup, contoured tortoise pickguard, compensated adjustable rosewood bridge. chrome raised diamond trapeze tailpiece.

The model was introduced in 1938 as the ES-100, and was renamed the ES-125 in 1941. The guitar remained in continuous production for more than 30 years, becoming Gibson’s most popular archtop model ever. With its powerful and toneworthy P-90 pickup and very playable 24 1/2″ scale, the ES-125 presented true Vintage Gibson quality and playability at a very affordable price.