Gibson / ES-225 TDN / 1957 / Blonde / Guitar
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…
ATB Guitars, UK
Hello we’re ATB Guitars.
We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.
Payment and p/x:
All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc.
Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.
Postage and shipping:
We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:
UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275