Last time we had one of these it was around 2 years ago. This is a near MINT example that has a plugged patch by an extra strap button otherwise is a real stunning guitar which plays superbly.
A lush looking, sounding and playing blonde Gibson ES 225 TDN from 1957. Just about near MINT and all correct aside from a patch on the side upper bout by the neck where it appears someone had mounted a strap button.
It plays beautifully and with pretty much spot on intonation. 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 ‘57 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 the original soft shell brown case which is in nice condition and something we rarely see with these.
It’s rare to find them in lovely blonde, the sunburst ones and the single pickup ones are a lot more common however the 2 pickup versions (especially in blonde) 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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