We present an original 1952 Gibson ES-125 in its original rare Black finish. This spectacular guitar is very rare because of the black finish.
The ES-125 has an adjustable intonate bridge and trapeze tailpiece. This model was Gibson’s work-horse electric and it’s not overly adorned with inlays and the like which matches perfectly with this FACTORY BLACK FINISH for a stripped down and mean look.
It’s great all the way around with bound top and back with cream binding. A great player with an amazing original P-90, structurally sound with no cracks or breaks. Only beautiful crackle finish with some wear and dings that give the guitar a great vibe and good looks.
As it is common with these vintage guitars, the plastic tuner tips are cracked and crumbled . Thats why the tuners have been replaced with vintage re-issue 3-on-a-plate with new screws, but the original tuners are included in the case. A strap button has also been added. The bridge has got glue to hold the bridge from moving. Apart from that, the guitar is completely original.
The neck is straight and the profile is the typical large round early 50’s profile neck which is not only comfortable, but also great for tone and sustain. The ES-125 has rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dots.
Pickup and the Electronics/wiring are untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickup. All original and correct. Factory order number is missing the prefix letter A (A9421), making it one of the first guitars of 1952.
Comes with period brown Gibson/Lifton hard case w/ faded brown lining. Edges have been taped.
Neck pickup 6.3 KOhm.Call or e-mail for more details