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Gibson / ES125 / 1956 / Sunburst / Guitar

This 1956 Gibson ES125 is an absolute beauty and is in great condition, with the odd ding here and there from general playwear, and lots of beautiful lacquer checking giving away it's 56 years of play. The dark tobacco sunburst top is really vivid, and the stained Walnut back is nicely figured. Plugged in on the front pickup the guitar sounds warm, rich and smooth, whereas on the back pickup the tone is more rocky with plenty of bite. It's been professionally rewired and has replacement machine heads and hardwear, which means you get the best of both worlds - a 50's Gibson archtop electric with fantastic character and vibe, but no problems with dodgy wiring or strings slipping out of tune. The guitar has had a pro setup and feels great to play, with a nice low action and very comfortable neck. It's a seriously cool guitar and comes in a non original hard case.

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Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
Opening hours:
10am - 8pm / 7 days

Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.

I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.

You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.

I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.

If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.

I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.

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