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Gibson ES-120 T
Thinline electric acoustic guitar

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Gibson ES-120 T

The ES-120T (and it's almost identical Epiphone sibling the Epiphone Granada) is a really interesting guitar. They were entry level instruments, yet absolutely beautifully built. Gibson may well have added fancy inlays and to it's more expensive guitars, but the humble ES-120T still got the fine body and neck woods, superbly assembled and finished in nitrocellulose. It's true, as players, they don't have the same range as the other ES guitars, lacking cutaways, and the PU-380 'Melody Maker' pickups were perhaps less refined than Gibson PAF humbuckers - but these guitars absolutely exude 60s Gibson quality. Try one!

The following description is taken from the 1970 Gibson catalogue

ES-120 T Good looks, fine performance and low price. These are the qualities that have made this electric Spanish guitar a favourite with amateur musicians. Features an exclusive, patented finger rest pickup.

FEATURES: Arched maple top and back, mahogany rims. Slim, fast, low action neck joins body at the 14th fret. Mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod. . Rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays. Adjustable rosewood bridge, chrome-plated trapeze tailpiece. Powerful pickup mounted off the body in finger rest. Individual tone and volume controls. Cord jack mounted on finger rest. 16 ¼" wide, 20 ¼" long, 1 ¾" thin; 24 ¾" scale, 20 frets.

ES-120T - Sunburst finish

519 - Faultless plush-lined case
304 - Archcraft plush-lined case
104 - Durabilt case
ZC-19 - Zipper cover for 519 case

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HARD POLYURETHANE CASE FITS GIBSON & EPIPHONE ES335 ES355 ES125T ES120T ES330

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1961 Gibson ES-120T - Near FlawlessĀ 

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1965 Gibson USA ES-120T thinline hollowbody brazilian fingeboard w case ES-120

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1964 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar Sunburst

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1966 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar - Vintage ES Semi-Hollowbody w/ Case + Tags

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Gibson ES-120 T Vintage 1962, All Original, Great Condition With original Case

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Gibson ES120T Tobacco Burst Hollow Body Guitar Circa 1966 - Vintage

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1963 Gibson ES-120 T (#GIE0670)

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60's Gibson Pickup Melody Maker Epiphone Olympic Granada ES-120 Single Coil

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GIBSON GUITAR 1965 VINTAGE ES-120T - ELECTRIC HOLLOW BODY- BEAUTIFUL!

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Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-120 T Arch Top Electric Guitar w/ Original Soft Case

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Gibson 60's 70's Guitar Knobs Les Paul ES-120 125 330 335 345 175 L-5 Firebird

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UK ebay listings

HARD POLYURETHANE CASE FITS GIBSON & EPIPHONE ES335 ES355 ES125T ES120T ES330

Current price: £44.76
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Time left: 3d 7m
1964 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar Sunburst

Current price: £1150.55
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Time left: 26d 41m
1965 Gibson USA ES-120T thinline hollowbody brazilian fingeboard w case ES-120

Current price: £815.43
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Time left: 24d 11h 4m
1962 Gibson ES-120T

Current price: £1399.00
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Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-120 T Arch Top Electric Guitar w/ Original Soft Case

Current price: £956.13
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Gibson ES-120 T Vintage 1962, All Original, Great Condition With original Case

Current price: £1036.07
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Time left: 1d 20m
1966 Gibson ES-120T Electric Guitar - Vintage ES Semi-Hollowbody w/ Case + Tags

Current price: £1215.06
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Time left: 29d 8h 10m
1963 Gibson ES-120 T (#GIE0670)

Current price: £1211.95
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Time left: 5h 9m
Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-120 T Electric Hollowbody Guitar Clean w/ Original Case!

Current price: £956.13
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German ebay listings

GIBSON ES 120 1965

Current price: €500.00
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There are 2 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
Kris Comment left 12th December 2012 08:08:10
Gibson es120t condion fair.wouldlike to know the value.thanks
Bob Gregory Comment left 24th March 2013 20:08:57
I have 2 vintage guitars I would like to find the value of. ! is a Gibson Gibson ES120T SN86357, it is in good condition, very playable, all the electronics are in working order, just looks a little used, the other is a 1947 Martin 00018, SN 177409. Pretty worn out, The ribs on some of the face are showing, has some dents and scratches, very playable, still sounds great, and records real nice.

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