If vintage ES mojo is what you’re after, look no further! The original Gibson ES Thinline guitar, the ES-225.
Favoured by Niki Sullivan (Buddy Holly’s rhythm guitarist), this is a great way into that classic 50’s sound at a very reasonable price!
This one has lived quite the charmed life, with hardly a mark to the front or back, both retaining the lustrous gloss finish. This is also the case with the neck. All original frets are in good condition with plenty of life left.
The tuners are correct but some have been rebuttoned.
The electronics all appear to be correct, with correct pickups, pots, and original undisturbed solder joints.
All hardware is correct and present. The pickguard is correct and has only warped a little but is in good condition.
The fire breathing heart of these guitars is their 50s P90 pickups, they are hugely versatile and capable of things that they were never designed to do… Think classic 50s Gold Top tones at a fraction of the price! It doesn’t stop there either; the neck and the way these things play is extremely reminiscent of any Les Paul from the era, and due to the way they are constructed they’ll hold off feedback in a similar fashion to a solid body as well.
However, turn the volume pot down and the guitar mellows up nicely, easily moving into jazzier territory. All in this is a fantastically versatile guitar which deserves to played… Loudly.
Included is a nice brown Lifton case to complete the package.
Grab yourself the 50s Gibson experience at a fraction of the usual price…