The thinline version debuted in 1956, and the cutaway made its first appearance in 1960, succeeding the ES-225 model which was retired in 1958. The thinline cutaway model was the most popular version of the model, offering true Gibson quality and playability at an affordable price. The lightweight laminated body offers superior feedback resistance, and the clarity and range of the P-90 pickup and fast 24 3/4" scale makes for a highly versatile and playable combination. Essentially a thinline version of an early '50s ES-175, the model is ideal for jazz, blues, rockabilly and traditional guitar styles of all types.
From the very first year for this model, this stunning guitar is finished in the rare dark brown sunburst seen only in 1960 and early '61. In magnificent original condition, the guitar is without cracks, pick, buckle or thumbwear, and includes 100% original finish. The neck is the coveted early 60's shape with a gentle flattened D profile, the full 1 11/16" fingerboard width and smooth low action over freshly dressed original fretwork. Weighing in at an astounding 4lb. 15oz. the guitar is an absolute delight to hold and play, with remarkably full warm acoustic tone. A solid and versatile player, the ES-125 remains an outstanding value in a true vintage Gibson archtop.