The full-bodied single pickup ES-125C and double-pickup equivalent, ES-125CD, were manufactured between 1965 and 1970. Just 475 single pickup, and 1104 double pickup instruments were shipped over this five year period. These models had some obvious similarities to the ES-175D, but with less ornamentation, for example no crown headstock inlay and just dot fretboard markers. Furthermore they were fitted with single coil P90 pickups rather than the humbuckers of the ES-175. In June 1965, the ES-125C was listed at $240, the ES-125CD $305, and the ES-175D $315.
The following description is taken from the 1970 Gibson electric acoustics catalog
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 1/2" wide, 20 1/4" long, 3 3/8" deep; 24 3/4" 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