The Gibson ES-125 Collection
The Gibson ES-125 Collection at JGG
It’s no secret that here at JGG we love Gibson ES-125s, and this month we are highlighting some particularly fine examples of these classic Gibson guitars. We have all these guitars in stock right now too.
First Introduced by Gibson in 1941 as the successor to the ES-100, the ES-125 was an entry-level archtop electric guitar and the design was gradually upgraded and modified over the next two decades.
Our current stock ranges from a 1965 ES-125 TC which looks as good as it did the year it was manufactured (and seems to have virtually no player wear at all!) to a beautiful 1967 ES-125 TDC with added Bigbsy which just oozes vintage chic and classic guitar tones.
If that weren’t enough, we also have a first year of production model ES-125TCD with twin P-90s.
This beauty has the famous wide and flat fingerboard favoured by none other than Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and is an absolute gem of a guitar.
So if you are looking for the perfect vintage Gibson guitar this Christmas or simply want to own one of the company’s greatest models then please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help and advise you on the perfect ES-125 for your music.
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Gibson ES-175 – A/B Test
Gibson ES-175 – A/B Test – One of the most common questions we get asked here at JGG, is how to differentiate between different years/models of the same guitar. When a guitar has been manufactured for many years, it often goes through a number of cosmetic and electrical design changes, which can be anything from different finishes (sunburst, natural etc.) through to changed pickup configurations and electrics.
Neck profiles and nut widths sometimes vary considerably between different years of manufacture and this can lead to a lot of confusion when you are in the market for a high quality vintage guitar unless you know an expert in the field.
In the case of the ES-175, Gibson have manufactured this iconic guitar since 1949 when it was introduced as a laminate top alternative to the L5 and as an electric version of the L4. It is still produced by the company and remains one of their most popular models. Over the years there have been a number of changes in the basic ES-175 design and we asked our resident vintage guitar guru Russ to run an A/B test on two guitars from the JGG collection.
In the two videos here, (taken from the JGG You Tube Channel) Russ talks you through the main design points and cosmetic details of a 1968 model and also a 1972 ES-175.
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