Gibson ES-125 TCD/TDC

1961 Gibson ES-125 TCD/TDC

Cherry Sunburst 1st year – 2 P-90s

This guitar, from the first year of production is model ES-125TCD, which Gibson renamed to TDC the following year. Twin pickup 125s are by far the most desirable.

This one is in really clean condition. This two pickup model offers up everything from warm mellow jazz tones to some seriously ‘biting’ rock/slide tones depending on your sonic desires of course.

George Thorogood certainly knows his guitars and this is his preferred model of guitar.

Price: £2,899.00
S/N: R109

Gibson ES-125 TCD Description

Gibson ES-125 TCD/TDC – This guitar, from the first year of production is a model ES-125TCD, which Gibson renamed to TDC the following year.

Twin pickup 125s are by far the most desirable. This one is in really clean condition.

This two pickup model offers up everything from warm mellow jazz tones to some seriously ‘biting’ rock/slide tones depending on your sonic desires of course. George Thorogood certainly knows his guitars and this is his preferred model of guitar.

It has a very comfortable and easy playing neck that fits your hand like a favourite glove. Incidentally, the 1961 neck profile is highly desirable amongst Gibson players due to its wide and flat fingerboard which is extremely comfortable to play, hence its popularity with amongst others, Jimmy Page. Our 1961 ES-330 has this very same neck profile. You can also run your fingers easily right up to the highest frets thanks to the well crafted Florentine cutaway.

You have complete tonal control over both pickups thanks to the two independent tone and volume controls for each pickup and the choice of three pickup combinations via the three-way pickup selector triples your options. Complete tonal versatility is undoubtedly this guitar’s forte.

The guitar is in very good condition with only some minor cosmetic marks in the finish and has minimal fret wear throughout the length of the neck, making it a real pleasure to play regardless of your playing style. The pick guard has been removed at some point in its past, as is the case with many vintage guitars, but this in no way detracts from the elegant design and wonderful tonal characteristics possible from this instrument. It has also been fitted with a new adjustable rosewood bridge.

In summary, a beautiful vintage Gibson guitar that offers incredible tones and great playability all in one vintage package (just ask George)

Gibson ES-125 TCD/TDC Features

  • 16″ Arch top laminated maple body with f-holes and pointed cutaway
  • Single bound body, unbound mahogany neck
  • Neck joins at 15th fret, 20 fret fingerboard
  • Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays
  • 24¾” scale length
  • 1-11/16” width at nut
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge (later replacement)
  • Nickel plated Kluson Deluxe tuners
  • Nickel-plated trapeze tailpiece
  • Gold reflector cap knobs for volume and tone
  • Two single coil P-90 pickups
  • Pickup selector switch
  • Lightly faded cherry sunburst finish
  • Original brown ‘gator’ soft case

 

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