Gibson Es 140 ( 1950-1956 )
3/4 Archtop Electric Guitar
The gibson es 140 was designed for youngsters or adults with smaller hands . The guitar was sort of like a kid sized electric guitar reminescent to the gibson es 175 .
The guitar had a single pointed cutaway , 12 3/4" wide full depth body ( not thinline ) , all maple laminated bound body ,one p-90 pickup , a one piece mahogany neck (22 3/4" short scale) , and a silkscreen logo .
The gibson es 140 was introduced in 1950 and were discontinued in 1956 .
Vintage Guitar price value :
1950 - 1956 > $1700 to $2500 ( Natural Finishes)
1950 - 1956 > $1500 to $1900 ( Sunburst )
1950 - 1956 (N) Avg Upward Trend of 12% a year since 2000
1950 - 1956 (S) Avg Upward Trend of 8% a year since 2000
Note : Natural models in mint condition can sell up to $3000, from 1950 to 53 natural finishes were produced in fewer numbers .
Gibson Es-140t ( 1957-1968 )
3/4 Archtop electric guitar
In 1957 gibson introduced the gibson es-140t which was more or less the same guitar as the original es 140 but with a thinline body ( see pic ) and a gold decal logo , they were made only in sunburst finishes ,
some few natural finishes were available starting from late 1958 and are worth a little more , gibson es-140t guitars were discontinued in 1968 .
Vintage Price Value :
1957-1968 > $1500 to $1900
Avg Upward Trend of 14% a year since 2000
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