Gibson Es-225 T Guitar Thinline ( 1955-1959 )
The gibson es-225 guitars were built in 1955 , very similar to the 1960s es-125tc and the es-125tdc ( better known as the George thorogood guitars )
The es-225 t had a different tailpiece , the strings looped over the bridge , the guitar is a thinline archtop guitar , it has a single pointed cutaway , fully hollow bound body and neck , came with 1
p90 pickup placed in the middle between the neck and bridge which was very unpopular amongst guitarists ( pick ups were covered with black covers ) and came in natural and sunburst finish .
In 1956 gibson introduced the es-225td ( see pic ) which was the same guitar but with double p-90 pickups ( considered a better choice at the time for the price difference ) . In 1959 both the es-225 t and the es-225 td were discontinued .
Vintage guitar price value :
1955 - 1959 > $1600 to $2300 ( es-225 t natural)
1955 - 1959 > $1500 to $2100 ( sunburst )
1956 - 1959 > $2100 to $2800 (es-225td natural )
1956 - 1959 > $1800 to $2300 ( sunburst )
Avg Upward Trend of 7% a year since 2000
Theres a big gap between the prices , the natural finishes tend to be worth more then the sunburst finishes , they were produced in smaller numbers ( more rare and harder to find ) .
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