1956 Gibson ES-225 TDN + HSC

1956 Gibson ES-225 TDN + HSC

Gibson |  56es225tdn

Rare, 2 pickup blonde Gibson ES-225 TDN from 1956 in wonderful condition. We cannot find much to complain about with this beauty...

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Lush looking, sounding and playing blonde Gibson ES 225 TDN from one of the years of the great Gibson neck. All correct aside from some recently replaced tuner tips that look so authentic you would struggle to tell unless we told you, which we just have of course. And for those futurologists who believe one day science will allow anti entropic reconstructions, the crumbled remains of the original tips are in a bag, in the case pocket.

Plays beautifully and with pretty much spot on intonation on this one. The trapeze tailpiece really does seem to suit this model very well. Two classic, vintage P-90’s sound totally amazing and this is one fine ES-225 that has not been parts raided, it even includes the original Burst style bonnet knobs and catalin switch tip which are usually the first items to go.

Nice feeling chunky, classic ‘56 fat neck that wraps around your hand with ease and feels as comfortable as a well loved, soft glove to play. Original frets are in great shape and there is hardly any rutting on the fingerboard.

Cosmetic condition is excellent, hardly any wear marks or dings, a bit of checking and fade but overall very nice indeed. Included is a nice hard Gibson badged ES case of recent times that protects the guitar very well.

Rare to see these lovely blonde, finished 2 pickup ES-225’s the sunburst ones and the single pickup ones are a lot more common however you will soon find the 2 pickup versions are really the ones to get.

If you’re a fan of vintage blonde ES Gibsons, this would be a neat addition to your collection…

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At a glance

Model: ES-225 TDN
Year: 1956
Finish: Original Blonde

Modifications: None
Repairs: Replaced tuner tips

Case: Gibson Brown hard case (non original)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct single line Kluson,replaced buttons

Pickups: 2x Original P-90s
Hardware: Correct Nickel
Neck Profile: Chunky C
Pots: Correct Centralab 500K




We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn

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