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Gibson ES-125T, ES-125TD and ES-125T 3/4

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Gibson ES-125T
Gibson 1958 full line catalogue1958 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
Gibson 1960 electrics catalogue1960 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
Gibson 1962 electrics catalogue1962 electrics catalog

The 1962 Gibson catalogue was the last to include the dual pickup ES-125TD before deletion from the Gibson line in 1963
Gibson 1964 electrics catalogue1964 electrics catalog

Arched maple top. Nickel-plated metal parts. Slim fast low action neck joins body at 14th fret
Gibson 1966 full line catalogue1966 full line catalog

The final catalogue appearance of the non-cutaway ES-125 thinlines, although production actually continued in very small numbers until 1970
ModelES-125TES-125T 3/4ES-125TD
Available1956-19691957-19701957-1963
Total Production964015821215
PickupsOne single-coil dog-ear P90Two single-coil dog-ear P90s
Scale24 3/4"22 3/4"24 3/4"
BodyMaple sides and back with a maple top. 16 1/4" wide (lower bout), 20 1/4" long, 1 3/4" thick. Single-ply binding
NeckMahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. 20 frets, body meeting the neck at the 14th fret.
Frets20, meeting the body at the 14th fret.19, meeting the body at the 14th fret.20, meeting the body at the 14th fret.
Hardware1 volume and 1 tone control. Tune-o-matic free floating bridge with trapeze tailpiece. Nickel plated metal parts throughout2 volume and 2 tone controls. Tune-o-matic free floating bridge with trapeze tailpiece. Nickel plated metal parts throughout
FinishesSunburst

Strings suitable for this guitar

D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom (D'Addario XL Light Top Heavy Bottom)

D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light (D'Addario Electric Super Light)

D'Addario EKXL120 (D'Addario Electric Guitar Strings Super Light / Soldered Twists)

Gibson Vintage Re-issue Strings 10-46 (Gibson Vintage Re-issue Strings 10-46 )

D'Addario ECG24 (D'Addario Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings Jazz Light)

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.

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. 16" wide, 20" long, 1" thin; 24" 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-125T - Three-quarter size with 22" scale and 19 frets. Sunburst finish.
533 - Faultless plush-lined case
116 - Durabilt case

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