Welcome to Vintage Gibson guitars where you'll find reviews ,insites and a little history on gibson vintage guitars .... Enjoy
If you have any vintage gibson guitars that are posted on this site, you are always welcome to post a review,comment or detailed features ,im sure other guitar players who visit us would love to know ...

Important Note
: Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this blog i cannot answer all the questions although id love to . You can still post questions hopefully somebody will help.

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Gibson Es 100 ( 1939 -41 )

1951 gibson es 125 guitarThe Gibson es-100 was introduced in 1938 and ended production in 1941 ,the guitar was fitted with one pickup without pointed ends or any binding ,

it had a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays , sunburst finish , bound body (archtop) , and was sold in 1939 for $49 without case and amplifier . In 1941 The Gibson Es 100 Guitar was renamed Gibson es 125


Gibson Es 125 ( 1941 - 1949 )

The Gibson es 125 was introduced in 1941 and then discontinued in 1943 ( very few made ) , in 1946 they decided to reintroduce it till 1970 .

It was an archtop guitar ,laminated body , non cutaway , one pickup ,maple top ,mahogany sides/neck, raised black pickguard , pearl logo inlay on peghead ,rosewood fingerboards , nickel hardware , and were made in sunburst finish .

Through 1946 to 1970 many variations of gibson es 125 guitars were made such as the :


Gibson Es 125T ( 1956 - 1969 )

The Gibson es 125t was introduced in 1956 and discontinued in 1969 , the guitar was an archtop thinline version of the gibson es 125 , it had one p90 pickup , non cutaway , bound body and sunburst finish .


Gibson Es 125 td ( 1957 - 1963 )

The Gibson Es 125td was quite the same guitar as the es 125t but with 2 single p90 pickups , they were introduced in 1957 and ended production in 1963

The video shows an anonymous guitar player ( not me ) playing on a 1957 gibson es 125 td through a tube amp . Gibson es 125 td soundclip >>>


Gibson Es 125 TC ( 1960 - 1970 )

The Gibson es 125 tc guitar was introduced in 1960 , it was an archtop thinline guitar but it had a single pointed cutaway instead of round , the guitar had a bound body , one p90 pickup , and sunburst finish . Ended production in 1970


Gibson Es 125 Tdc (1960 - 1970 )

george thorogoodThe Gibson es 125 tdc guitar was the same guitar like the gibson es 125 tc but with 2 p90 pickups . D for dual pickups , T for thinline , C for cutaway ( 1960 to 71 )

The Es 125 tdc Gained extreme popularity ever since George Thorogood used it on his bad to the bone tour , many people still today recognize it as the George Thorogood guitar .


Gibson Es 120T ( 1962 to 1970 )

Gibson also introduced some other basic lower end student models like the Gibson es 120t , available in 1962 discontinued 1970 . The es 120t had one f hole , bound body ,one pickup , dot fingerboard inlays ,had knobs on the pickguard, and sunburst finish .

Even though some gibson es 125 models were considered gibson lower end guitars at the time , they are still collectible and worth quite a few dollars due to their history .


Gibson Es 125c ( 1966 - 1970 )

Was introduced in 1966 and stopped production in 1970 , the guitar was an archtop guitar , single pointed cutaway , one pickup and sunburst finish .


Gibson Es 125 CD ( 1966 - 1970 )

Same guitar like the gibson es 125 c but with 2 pickups . C for cutaway and D for dual pickups ( 1966 - 1970 )


Vintage Price Values For 2007 :
1939 - 1941 > $1100 to $1300 ( es-100 )
1941 - 1949 > $1100 to $1400 ( es-125 )
1956 - 1969 > $1400 to $1900 ( es-125t )
1957 - 1963 > $1800 to $2100 ( es-125td )
1960 - 1970 > $1500 to $2000 ( es-125tc )
1960 - 1970 > $1700 to $2500 ( es-125tdc )
1962 - 1970 > $800 to $1100 ( es -120t )
1966 - 1970 > $1100 to $1400 ( es-125c )
1966 - 1970 > $1500 to $1800 ( es-125cd )

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 15% A Year Since 2000 ( for all except for )
es-100 > 5% es-125c > 7%

Prices are according to 4 guitar price guides and rounded off to the nearest dollar

If you want to buy these gibson guitars you can find some gibson es guitars for sale on ebay, if your lucky you'll get one under $1000


98 Comments

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Gibson said my ES-120T was made in 1960.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i have the actual gibson guide and it says the es 120t was introduced in 1962 . Im pretty sure gibson meant that it was made during the 60s .

If you post the serial number i can help you.

very often gibson also made prototypes before putting them on the market ,so it can be that too which i doubt.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Based on your comments I have a Gibson 125c. I have never seen a picture of this guitar anywhere. All of the 125's in pictures have a wooden tail piece. My 125c has a metal, adjustable bridge. Does anyone know if this is the way this guitar was manufactured?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

sorry I meant it had a wooden bridge!!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

yes the gibson 125c was manufactured that way ,they all had adjustable rosewood bridges .

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i was wondering if you could give me a year and possible value for my es-125tdc serial number is 920230 it is in good condition , bound body, sunburst color, chrome pickup covers.. or any other info you might have would be greatly appreciated,
thanks,
Brant

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

es guitars with Serial numbers from 910000 to 999999 were made in 1968 .

So your gibson es-125 tdc was made in 1968 .

According to several price guides your guitar is worth from $1400 to $1800...hope that helped .

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I just acquired a ES-125T . I believe it's a '63 . It sure thrilled me when I saw a pic of Lenny Breau playing the exact guitar from a cd The Hallmark Sessions circa '61. I bought it for fingerstyle (Lenny/Chet/Merle/ playing and just love it ! I also have a D35 Martin and an older strat and tele. Never gave the 125's a 2nd glance till I picked this one up, and now its my current baby !! Ted

 

  Posted By : Anonymous gene

If you change your mind and you want to sell it im interested , let me know , i always wanted an es 125 t or td . heres my email .

auto1music@yahoo.ca

Gene from canada

 

  Posted By : Anonymous andy sherman

i have a 1960 es 125 t, and i was wondering how rare thisparticular guitar is. any help would be appreciated. thanks

 

  Posted By : Anonymous mark

The es 125 t is somewhat rare and are collectable guitars, they were built for students and are considered still today as high end student models .

Collectability is a 6 on a scale of one to ten ... ( from the vintage guitar guide ).

A 1960 es 125t is valued at $1300 to $1600 , prices are expected to go up by a slight margin in 2007 .

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

from what i can deduce, my Gibson is an ES-125C.. it is a beautiful guitar and i love it.. single cut-away, full 3-3/8" inch depth, single pick-up, 2 controls, gold/brown sunburst top..
i'm trying to peg the date it was produced... serial # stamped on the rear of the headstock is 362665.. according to the sources i have referenced, this would suggest the guitar was produced in 1965 in Kalamazoo... however, everything else i read says this guitar was introduced in 1966 (maybe this indicates that it was made in 65, but brought to market in 66?). There is a black ink stamp on the inside face of the back of the guitar that is visible through the f-hole... the only legible characters are 125... i can ALMOST see a hint of what might be an S preceding the 125, but it is so slight that i'm not sure that it isn't just my imagination.. and there is no evidence of an E before the S or a C after the 125.. i don't know whether it wasn't stamped well originally or maybe has just faded with time... (or maybe 125 is all that is supposed to appear?)..
characteristics of the guitar match perfectly the description given (verbal- no photo)in the 1966 Gibson guitar catalogue below the ad for the ES-125CD (apparently the ES-125C was offered as an optional/more modest version of the ES-125CD which had dual pick-ups and 4 controls)..
i can't find a 1965 catalogue to see if my guitar was was also offered in 65 as the serial # would suggest... can you help?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous dom

hi bruce from your description and serial number its indeed a 1965 es-125c , a small number of these guitars were made in 1965 and were only offered on special orders through their 1966 catalog , they were officially introduced on the market and produced in bigger numbers at the end of 1966 along with the es-125cd ..

info taken from the 1986 vintage gibson guitar guide ..

Don't sell unless you really need the cash , its a great guitar to keep as an investment and of course to play ....

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi - I have what by all appearances is an es 125 tc. previous owner was told it was a 1960 model, and the wooden bridge, wide neck, and older pickup seem to bear this our. However, I just read the number inside the body (the only number I can find on guitar - B4784 31 - to one the Gibson "customer service" people and he gave me dates during which this guitar wasn't even made....any thoughts?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

looked more closely, and it's an R, not a B, which dates it 10 1960.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

im not sure if i understand your question but the number inside the body is called a factory order number , gibson ink stamped these numbers inside the bodies of their archtop guitars from 1952 to 1961 , most of them had a letter followed by 4 digits "space" followed with another two digits just like your serial number ....

The first letter denotes the year, below is a list of letters and the years that they were made .

1952 Z
1953 Y
1954 X
1955 W
1956 V
1957 U
1958 T
1959 S
1960 R < Your Guitar
1961 Q

Your guitar was made in 1960 /

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

please help me on my 125t gibson
my dad died and lelt me the guitar with the bill of sale dated 1-10-1962 the serial is R6795 31
reggievinson@aol.com
if anyone could help me out .
thank you...........reggie

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a 1953 es 125 I guess
good conditon
is there a difference between this and a ex 150?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

sorry I meant es 150

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

es-150 is wider at the lower bout, had a b&w pickguard, and, on older models, a Charlie Christian pickup.....

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

What were the type of pots used in a late 50s early 60s es 125?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

What were the pots used in a late 50s early 60s es125? What type of knobs were used?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

if im not mistaken they used amp knobs , black knobs with white numbers .

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson ES-125CD. Serial Number is 425127. The stamp inside the fhole says "ES-125". Any idea what year it could be? I've been searching for this info for a long time. So I hope that you can help. Thanks!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Just checked a link on your site. So would the 425127 serial number mean it's a 1966?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous domenic

I have a Gibson ES-125CD ...

your guitar was made in 1966 and is valued at $1600 to $1900 in the price guides .

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

The ES-125CD is an awesome model as is the ES-120T. I've been looking to get an authentic vintage Gibson archtop but I've had some difficulty finding one for a reasonable price online lately. I have a buddy who is trying to put together a website devoted to helping Gibson lovers find good deals on used and authentic Gibsons. So far I have found some pretty good deals on his page. I haven't bought one yet cause the wife is giving me a hard time on the money angle, but I am thinking I will be able to get one next paycheck :) If you wanna check out my friend's site, his url is GibsonGuitarDeals.com I think it might currently be under "renovation" but it's looking pretty good.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi. Does anyone know how many ES-120T's were produced in 1962, their first year of production?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

hello, my gibson es-125 tc is serial nr 42053 cherry sunburst, do you know which year that was made ? wishes jarkki from finland (jarisiekkinen@suomi24.fi)

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a ES125TCD serial #270184. First and most important, what is the differance between a TCD and a TDC? I have seen both listed and I'm not sure why.
Do you know what year this is? I believe it's a 1965 if I'm correct. Any idea what it's worth? Thanks.

 

  Posted By : Blogger KatrinaRadia

My question to you is what is a fair market price (ballpark) I am selling a Gibson 12 string B 25 12.
. The stamp inside the guitar says B2512, it is not the 3/4 size, The Serial number is 868564. Serial #'s say '62-'70. It is an excellent guitar with vibrant tone and ringing sound. A few chips around the headstock and surface age cracks on the finish. There is a scratch on the pickguard and a few small nicks on the box. I've had this guitar since 1970, bought from a family friend. It has been well cared for.

This is what I know; looking things up…Gibson introduced the B-25 in 1962, which featured a mahogany body, spruce top, and rosewood fingerboard like the B-45. Most B-25's had a cherry sunburst finish; two 12-string editions of the B-25 were also available starting in 1962. The B-25-12 had a cherry sunburst finish and was available through 1970.
I would send photos but I can’t figure how to attach them! Thanks for your time.

 

  Posted By : Blogger hilander62

You say that the Gibson ES-125T was not produced until 1956, but my serial number begins with an X and is followed by 4 numbers. That would make it manufactured in 1954.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous DrJ

The es100 was a totally different animal than the 125s that replaced it. My 100 is 1939 and closer to an es150 Charlie Christian with the bar/magnet PU, bakelite knobs and flat back(mine had a unique carved burled maple one). And you need to get current on their values-ebay sold a bunch or L30, L37s that this one was based on for 910. for a flood victem fixer to 1300+ for a nice L37-all acoustics. I place es100's at 1200-1900, about 1/3 of what an es150CC brings.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Nice blog with many interesting details.
Do you have information about ES330 models.
Thank u.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi I just bougth a 50something ES-125 TD and I wondered if anybody knows anything about its rarity in Denmark ?

 

  Posted By : Blogger Germán A. Acosta

I have a old GIBSON Model ES-120D. I haven´t seen comments about this exactly model, PLEASE may someone talk about de characteristics and general information about this model.Thanks

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

The answer to this question...

Anonymous said...

Hi. Does anyone know how many ES-120T's were produced in 1962, their first year of production?

6:11 AM

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1961 1
1962 1530
1963 1308
1964 1385
1965 2573

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i have a gibson es-125 that was my dads and i was with him when he bought it from indiana music co inpls in. in 1956 or about gibson # inside the F hole X9335 3 any help on the real age of it? all original and perfect condition !!!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi there ... your ES-125 was made in `54 according to the Factory Order Number you wrote ....

 

  Posted By : Blogger Jake

I saw an add on craigslist for a 1944 ES-125 for 1350, but according to this blog that does not exist. Is it possible that a very few amount of these were made form 43-46, making this really rare, or is does this guy just have the wrong year? Thanks

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have an ES-125T which I was told is a 1957... When looking thru the F hole, I see the a hand written serial number as: HK923X9W
[I have never heard of a s/n with mixed letters/numbers].

Can some one give me some dating help on this number?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Here is a pic of my HK923X9W serial number...

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll296/dbjacobson/ES125/ES-12513.jpg

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

one last thing.... on the back of the headstock it clearly show the single digit 2

Could that mean it is the #2 ES125T ever made [lol] or some weird way of saying it was a "second?" [i.e. imperfect speciman]?
thanks in advance to all...

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

AFTERTHOUGHT....Lastly, I suppose my goofy HK number is the FON [Factory Order Number] but even that seems weird as H would insinuate 1942 according to my research and The 125T didn't debut until 1956...

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hello,
Can anyone Help!!
My mother has had this Gibson
From since i was born 1967...
She played it long before that...
the numbers inside are as follows
U422 13 ES 125 How old is this Gibson? Joe

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I also have an ES-125 "TCD" (not TDC) and I have been trying to determine its age. Unfortunately, mine has been refinished and does not have a serial number (though I love the sound). I saw a book once with Gibson serial numbers that seemed to indicate that last year that TCD was used was in 1960 (thereafter, TDC). I wasn't paying that much attention at the time so I can't verify this is accurate though. I would also be interested in more info on this.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a gibson..it is stamped ES-125 inside the body. The headstock has 26085 stamped on it. The unusual thing is that is has a Charlie Christian pickup in it with the notch under the B string. Any idea on a year and value?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Im looking at an es 125 with numbers 9130 11 . Can you tell me what year and how much it would be worth . Looks to be in fair to good and playable condition.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi,
I'm just wondering; I've read somewhere that during the mid '50ies the es 125 were fitted with an other kind of neck. Is this true?
Which ES 125 do you prefer. The ones from the early 50ies/late 40ies, or the later ones?

 

  Posted By : Blogger Robert

Hey I have a Gibson ES-125 that was my Grandfathers and I"m trying to figure out what year it is. Serial number is:
Z2723 29

that's Z as in Zebra

That's all I can read inside it. Its the deep body, no cutaway, one pickup. I have the original Gibson Price tag and care kit as well which is kinda cool to see, no year info though.
Thanks!
Rob

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a gibson 129T in the orignial alligator paper case. It has the sunburst pattern. serial number is 256892. What would be the estimated value of this piece.
It was played two times.

Johnny
g24t@aol.com

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

sorry meant 120t
g24t

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

have you ever seen a Gibson es-125d
what is worth ??
here are some pics
http://lawrenceblueboy.free.fr/galeries/es-125d/es-125d_1.jpg
http://lawrenceblueboy.free.fr/galeries/es-125d/es-125d_2.jpg

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi,

I own one, they're great blues guitars. They were made in 1958. A run of fifty was made.
Chris

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Can anyone tell me the exact year of my Gibson ES-120T serial #169044 ?

I'm also looking for original mother-of-pearl knobs and any hardshell case that would fit if anyone has for sale.

Thanks, jocelyn.burke@gmail.com

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a 125C, and from what I can tell these are hard to come by. I've seen plenty of TCs, CDs, and TCDs, but very few Cs. It has a full-width body with a cutaway and a single P-90. I believe that it is a '66, but the Gibson serial number mess makes it hard to be sure. Anyone know how many of these might have been produced? I thought I saw a figure of 450 somewhere, compared to thousands for the other models.

Bill (jefemaximo - at - gmail - dot - com)

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

HI CAN ANY ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS GIBSON ES125 c. 1952, Model ES-125, stamped internally ES-125, and labeled GIBSON on the headstock decal, length of back 20 1/8 in., width of lower bout 16 1/8 in., with case.
ONE PICK UP WHAT ITS WORTH?
JEFF

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

American Electric Guitar, Gibson Incorporated, c. 1952, Model ES-125, stamped internally ES-125, and labeled GIBSON on the headstock decal, length of back 20 1/8 in., width of lower bout 16 1/8 in., with case.
E MAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANSWER
JEFF9114@AOL.COM

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

If the ES-125TC wasn't introduced until 1960, why does mine have a serial number beginning with W, indicating 1955?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I bought an old gibson today, I think its a 125 looking at pictures but it has 3 P90 black dog ear pickups, a large pickguard covering the f hole it has a 5 position switch and 3 nobs. the truss rod cover says custom,and the orange lable says bob roberts serial# 645413-1
I cannot find anything on this...

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have an all original ES-120-T.
89158 serial number imprinted on back of headstock.
Based on comments it seems older than 1962 just from the number.
Any ideas of year? Idea of value?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson ES-120T with batch #128428 stamped on the rear of the keypad. It is in great condition and sounds great. Can you please tell my what it may be worth?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i think i have goerge thorogoods 1962 gibson e175 starburst half cut away with origianl wireering and pick ups fourth set of heads if you want pics i will send them to you through emaial noel@sympatico.ca going on ebay soon so email me!!!!!!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a 1966 Gibson es 125cd. Although it is stamped inside es 125. Did they just not stamp the "cd" on this model?

 

  Posted By : Blogger Rob

Epiphone has an ES-175 remake of the original Gibson. Just curious, what do these other models have in common or how do they compare?

Rob,

Archtop Guitar Sale
http://archtopguitarsale.com

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a ES125T serial number 267877. It is a non-cutaway with a single P90 pickup. It has Shaller tuning heads. I am not sure if these came with the guitar originally or were added later. It has a tremendous 'fat' jazz sound. What year was this made and what would it be worth? Please post this information or send it to my e-mail address. (thebry56@hotmail.com).
Thank you.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson ES 120T, bought new in 1964. Serial #202905.

Hardly used, been in storage all these years. Need value to facilitate a sale. (Economic conditions force sale)

Thanks in advance for any help.

haljr-at-bellsouth-dot-net

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a '57 ES-125 T with non-stock tuners and a non-original Gibson P90 in it. For a fifty-year-old student guitar it's pretty cool but it does have it's shortcomings. It sounds great through my low watt Harmony amp from about the same era but when I play it through my Princeton at low volume with an extra long chord and when I'm sitting across the room it howls and feeds back like crazy.

I'm on the fence about keeping it. I've put it up for sale a couple of times but I haven't had many bites. Recently I've been tempted to trade it in for a newer Les Paul double cut. My question is, would I be getting the short end of the stick if I go this way?

digitaplution@yahoo.com

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Guy Pernetti

Hello, I just acquired a 1946 es125 with a mahogany top,tortoise pick guard and trapazoid inlays. I have the original reciept. As I look, I find no numbers of any kind, inside or out. Did they not use nubering at this time? It is in very good condition considering that it was used professionaly for a few decades. Do you know how many all mahogany models were made in 1946 and what an aproximate value would be?

I also have a J45 celebrity 90th anniversary model marked 43 of 90 on a fancy paper label. The serial number is82105587. It has a jazzmaster neck, a unique pick guard for a Gibson, very figured inlays on the neck and very heavy gold machine heads. It says "The Gibson" on the headstock, and appears to have very red rosewood back and sides. It plays like a dream and has a very beautiful voice. Would this be a guitar that will rise in value,and is it as rare as I think it is? What would be an aproximate value presently?
Thank you,

Guy Pernetti guyper@ix.netcom.com

 

  Posted By : Blogger Kim

Hello,
I have a 1962 Gibson es 125t. The bridge on the guitar is not the original. I would like to know if you have any input into finding a bridge that was made for the guitar. I understand it is a floating rosewood bridge. I have located 3. Two of the ones I found claim to be 1950's models. The other one the owner says came off a 1966 model. The ones from the 50's appear to be more brownish in color while the '66 has a more mahogany color with brass adjusters. All I have are pics on the net to go by. Any input anyone??? Thanks!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I'm trying to date a guitar, I believe it to be a Gibson es125 but not sure what year it was made.
I found what appears to be a serial number that looks like this.
Y4676 28 I could find no sign of any numbers between the 6 and the 2.
Anybody help please?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Ted

Can you help me with dating this guitar. The serial is 188863 (no letters, no spaces) and it appears to be a 125T

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hello. is ES 125 tc loud enough to perform unplugged or to record in the studio without amplification?

 

  Posted By : Blogger daniel

I just got a email reply from gibson customer service, inreguards
to my guitar. I was glad to be informed that the Gibson es125tc I bought was in fact
exactly the model I hoped it was an it was not a fake. They were able to check the
shiping log archive to locate the number on the back of the headstock(35468),
and verify not only the yr but that it left the factory on November 14th 1961.
So if your needing your guitar identified or authenticated contact customer.relations@Gibson.com
they got back to me in less than 48 hours.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Gerald Tatum hgtatum@bellsouth.net

I have what I have come to learn is an ES 100 with original case and amp. It has the vintage looking pickup mounted at the bridge and does not have the carved or arched back. I can see no serial number inside or out. It was originally purchased in Montgomery, Al in 1937. It looks just like it was an L-30 acoustic archtop in which Gibson installed a pick up that was originally put in their first electric Hawaian guitars.

I'm trying to find out more about it as it appears to be made before the ES 125 and 150. Do you know if I can find out how many of this model were made or anything else about it? Could it have been Gibson's first attempt at making an electric?

Here's an added item by the way. The intrument was bought for my father when he was 13 years old. He grew up in Montgomery and played around the local circuit on shows with Hank Williams senior. As it was the first electric around, Hank actually played it from time to time. This all occured as Hank was beginning and before he became famous.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

what does the number on a gibson guitar 4058 mean

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hi I have a gibson on the inside it says ES 125 and the serial number W2855 17 or I7 Can you tell me something about this guitar, how many are out there and its value?
Thanks,
Mike
mikeport@vol.net.mt

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a vintage gibson electric guitar and original case i am trying to find out what model it is etc. It looks as though it could be from the early 1930s or 40s it resembles the Es 100 from what i can make out from the above pics. How can i determine the model and its worth? The guitar is in a very good condition.

Doogles
doogles123@gmail.com

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

FOUND A 1963? ES 120T SERIAL #325963 & WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE ~ ALL ORIGINAL IN ITS ORIGINAL CASE

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

have an es-125. serial #u8711-21. Is this a '57 model?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I have a Gibson ES-125 TCD serial # 19287. Can you tell me when it was made?

 

  Posted By : Blogger Timblog

My name is Tim Cornish, and I have what is either a 125T or a 120T that dates back to 1965 or thereabouts. It's a beaut of an instrument that was almost destroyed in a fire that consumed part of the face of the guitar but left it remarkably playable. Handcrafted two-piece wood bridge and supersized pickguard adds to the romance of the guitar, and the one-piece pickup is as original, though it has been heated up a bit! If anyone is interested in this guitar, I can be reached at zenagainzenagain@gmail.com.
Tim

 

  Posted By : Blogger Timblog

My name is Tim Cornish, and I have what is either a 125T or a 120T that dates back to 1965 or thereabouts. It's a beaut of an instrument that was almost destroyed in a fire that consumed part of the face of the guitar but left it remarkably playable. Handcrafted two-piece wood bridge and supersized pickguard adds to the romance of the guitar, and the one-piece pickup is as original, though it has been heated up a bit! If anyone is interested in this guitar, I can be reached at zenagainzenagain@gmail.com.
Tim

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i have a gibson es125z 1952 ,in your price range giude the year1949 to 1956 is nissing which my 1952 guitar lands and there are not many blogs about the es 125z are they more rare ? thanks ronniekelly@yahoo.com , dublin ireland

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i have a gibson es125z 1952 ,in your price range giude the year1949 to 1956 is nissing which my 1952 guitar lands and there are not many blogs about the es 125z are they more rare ? thanks ronniekelly@yahoo.com , dublin ireland

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Wish to know the year of Gibson es 125 serial no:
S8423-5

Anybody Know?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Gibson should bring out a George Thorogood signature model. White, black soap-bar pickups and cobra decal. He's paid his dues...isn't it about time?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

i have an ES 125T with serial no: S144929. Can anyone help out with what year it was made and the aprox. value?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

someone answer these questions!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Fine Archtops

Beautiful guitars here. Always love to see an older archtop.

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Is there such thing as an es 123? My grandpa says he has one that he bought in 1952 and I haven't seen it yet. I'd like to know a little more about it if anyone could help. The serial number is 930419 or possibly a 3 at the end instead of a 9 . Any help would be appreciated. Is like to know value too if possible. Thanks!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Is there such thing as an es 123? My grandpa says he has one that he bought in 1952 and I haven't seen it yet. I'd like to know a little more about it if anyone could help. The serial number is 930419 or possibly a 3 at the end instead of a 9 . Any help would be appreciated. Is like to know value too if possible. Thanks!

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

Hello, I just bought a Gibson ES 125 and the serial number is U2788 34 I was wondering if it is legit or not? I can't really tell, but from what I've read on here, it has everything but the inlayed 'gibson' on the peghead. It's just gold print...think I got ripped off haha?? The bridge is also free standing, it's not fully attached is this meant to be like this?

 

  Posted By : Blogger guitargeek

I have a es-125, thats what is ink stamped inside the f-hole and the #147555 stamped on the back of the headstock. it has one pickup and a dark burst color. can someone tell me the year and possibly the value?

 

  Posted By : Anonymous Anonymous

I just purchsed a Gibson ES 120T with a serial number of 101810 can you tell me what year it was made?

Thanks

 

  Posted By : Blogger Larry Turner

I have a Gibson 12 string. The number on the headstock reads: 572092. Any and all information on this guitar would be appreciated. It was givin to me after my had passed.

Thanks

 

  Posted By : Blogger Randall Ervin

I have my grandfathers es125 that i inherited. in one f hole it is ink stamped es 125, in the other f hole its ink stamped 88422 space 7. Can you tell me anything about dates and such. It has lived a honky tonkin life. If it could only tell the stories of what has seen and heard.

 

  Posted By : Blogger elliott mccutcheon

hi I have a gibson es 110 any1 know when these where produced. many thanks please someone help us

 

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