For sale is a beautiful and rare 1952 Gibson ES-300 arch top guitar in excellent condition. This vintage instrument is a true gem and a testament to Gibson's commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
Included is a 5 latch Lifton brown/pink case from the late 50's that is probably one of the nicest condition ones we have seen and would suit other 17" arch tops from that era too.
The guitar features a gorgeous sunburst finish on its arched maple top, back, and sides, which has aged beautifully over the years. The mahogany neck has a comfortable C-shaped profile and is topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard, adorned with classic pearl parallelogram inlays.
One feature of this particular instrument is the replaced later gold plated tailpiece, which adds a touch of elegance and enhances the guitar's already stunning appearance. The original bridge, tuners, and pickguard are still intact, and all of the hardware is in great working order.
There are some tiny screw holes at the strap pin on the bottom where another tailpiece has been at some stage (see photos) but thankfully nothing on the top.
The guitar has been professionally set up and plays like a dream, with low action and a smooth, easy feel. The vintage P-90 pickup produces a rich, full-bodied tone that is perfect for jazz, blues, and other styles that demand a warm and expressive sound.
Overall, this 1952 Gibson ES-300 is a rare and highly sought-after instrument that is sure to impress musicians and collectors alike. With its beautiful finish, exceptional playability, and classic Gibson tone, it is a true piece of music history that is ready to be played and cherished for many more years to come.