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Gibson ES-140T 1957

1957 Gibson ES-140T

Rare 3/4 scale Gibson thinline s/pu model

Gibson ES-140T – This guitar was developed by Gibson to follow their 3/4 sized ES-140 (which had a fuller body) and was introduced in 1956.

These guitars were popular with players looking for a good traveling guitar or simply wanted a smaller body than say an ES-175.

The 22 3/4″ short scale length also made these guitars popular with guitarists with smaller hands.

Acoustically and plugged-in this guitar just sings with great playability and high-end construction.

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Price: £1,899.00
S/N: R406

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Gibson ES-140T Description

Gibson ES-140T – This guitar was developed by Gibson to follow their 3/4 sized ES-140 (which had a fuller body) and was introduced in 1956. These guitars were popular with players looking for a good traveling guitar or simply wanted a smaller body than say an ES-175. The 22 3/4″ short scale length also made these guitars popular with guitarists with smaller hands.

The single P-90 pickup delivers all the classic tones that you’d expect, with great articulation and string separation. The shorter scale length of this guitar really makes for very comfortable playing and whatever your regular playing style, you find this guitar will complement it very nicely indeed. Responding well to both pick and fingerstyle playing, the 20 fret rosewood neck plays very cleanly with access to the upper frets made easy via the beautifully crafted Venetian cutaway.

This guitar is is in very good condition with only minor player wear and marks visible. The neck is straight with plenty of fret life left and the guitar would accommodate a variety of string gauges for those who prefer either higher or lower gauges than those currently fitted (.011’s)

The guitar comes with a modern ‘Access’ hard case for total protection.

The ES-140 is becoming an increasingly rare guitar on the vintage market and both variants of the ES-140 are well worth investigating if you are looking for a 3/4 sized guitar with top quality construction and playability. In the video below you can a comparison from Russ of the two variants of the ES-140.

Gibson ES-140T Features

  • Arched maple top and back with sunburst finish. Thinline body
  • Twin F-holes and single Venetian cutaway
  • Scale length: 22 3/4″
  • Nut width: 1 9/16″
  • Solid mahogany neck with rosewood 20 fret fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Nickel trapeze tailpiece
  • Compensated Brazilian rosewood bridge
  • Nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners
  • Single P-90 neck pickup
  • 2 x amber bonnet volume and tone knobs
  • Modern ‘Access’ hardshell case

 

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