|1958 full line catalog|
(about the ES-125T 3/4) - Gibsons newest addition to the three-quarter size family of electrig guitars, the ES-125T 3/4 offers outstanding performance, quality materials and expert workmanship
|1960 electrics catalog|
Thin, very light weight, easy to hold, and ideal for the professionl or student who requires fine quality and top performance in a popular-priced instrument. Available in single or double pickup models
|1962 electrics catalog|
The 1962 Gibson catalogue was the last to include the dual pickup ES-125TD before deletion from the Gibson line in 1963
|1964 electrics catalog|
Arched maple top. Nickel-plated metal parts. Slim fast low action neck joins body at 14th fret
|1966 full line catalog|
The final catalogue appearance of the non-cutaway ES-125 thinlines, although production actually continued in very small numbers until 1970
|Pickups||One single-coil dog-ear P90||Two single-coil dog-ear P90s|
|Scale||24 3/4"||22 3/4"||24 3/4"|
|Body||Maple sides and back with a maple top. 16 1/4" wide (lower bout), 20 1/4" long, 1 3/4" thick. Single-ply binding|
|Neck||Mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. 20 frets, body meeting the neck at the 14th fret.|
|Frets||20, meeting the body at the 14th fret.||19, meeting the body at the 14th fret.||20, meeting the body at the 14th fret.|
|Hardware||1 volume and 1 tone control. Tune-o-matic free floating bridge with trapeze tailpiece. Nickel plated metal parts throughout||2 volume and 2 tone controls. Tune-o-matic free floating bridge with trapeze tailpiece. Nickel plated metal parts throughout|
The ES-125T was one of Gibsons 50s/60s student models - although really a very nice thinline guitar indeed, having lower end appointments, but being made from essentially the same materials as all Gibson thinlines. It was available as a full or 3/4 scale instrument, and with one or two pickups (ES-125TD). The 3/4 size and dual pickup models sold in considerably smaller numbers than the ES-125T.
|Strings suitable for this guitar|
Like many Gibson models at the time, it had an equivalent Epiphone model (Epiphone Century) that shared most of its features
The following description is taken from the 1966 Gibson catalogue
Thin, very light weight, easy to hold, and ideal for the professional or student who requires fine quality and top performance in a popular priced instrument.
FEATURES: Arched Maple top, Chrome-plated metal parts. Slim, fast low-action neck joins body at the 14th fret. One-piece Mahogany neck, adjustable Truss Rod. Rosewood fingerboard, pearl dot inlays. Adjustable Rosewood bridge. Powerful pickup with individually adjustable pole-pieces. Separate tone and volume controls. 16¼" wide,
20¼" long, 1¾" thin; 24¾" scale, 20 frets.
ES-125T - Sunburst finish
519 - Faultless plush-lined case
304 - Archcraft plush-lined case
104 - Durabilt case
ZC-19 - Zipper cover for 519 case
ES-125T¾ - Three-quarter size with 22¾" scale and 19 frets. Sunburst finish.
533 - Faultless plush-lined case
116¾ - Durabilt case