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Gibson ES-125C

Cutaway electric acoustic guitar

PART 1 ES-125C description | PART 2 1965 promotional sheet | PART 3 catalogue appearances

Gibson ES-125CD promo sheet

Promo sheet for the Gibson ES-125CD from around 1965 - when the model was introduced. Note the ES-175D style tailpiece.

Gibson ES-125CD

The full-bodied ES-125C and double-pickup version, ES-125CD, were manufactured between 1965 and 1970. Just 475 single pickup, and 1104 double pickup instruments were shipped. The following description is taken from the 1970 Gibson catalogue

ES-125 CD - Cutaway The unusual all around performance, appearance and value of the ES-125CD has made this model one of Gibson's most popular guitars. Modern cutaway makes playing easy. Excellent response.

FEATURES: Arched top and back of select maple. Mahogany rims. Slim, fast, low-action laminated mahogany neck joins body at 14th fret. Adjustable truss rod. Powerful twin pickups. Three position toggle switch activates either or both pickups. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Adjustable rosewood bridge. Separate tone and volume controls. Chrome-plated metal parts. 16 " wide, 20 " long, 3 3/8" deep; 24 " scale, 20 frets.

ES-125 CD - Sunburst finish
ES-125 C - Sunburst - single pickup, two controls
515 - Faultless plush-lined case
303 - Archcraft plush-lined case
103 - Durabilt case
AC-5 - Zipper cover for 515 case

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