Vintage 1950s Gibson ES-125 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar with P-90

  • Product Code: ES-125
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • Condition: Used - Excellent
  • $1,399.99

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The Gibson ES-125 is an archtop acoustic guitar with a single P-90 "soapbar" pickup, a single volume, a single tone knob, and a trapeze style bridge. This particular ES-125 has had a couple small changes made to it, most notably, the original Rosewood bridge has been replaced with an adjustable Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge, making it easier to keep the guitar intonated and in tune. Additionally, the wooden bridge plate has been glued into place to keep it from wandering. These upgrades have made this vintage beauty into a true player's guitar. 

The guitar has extensive finish checking and alligatoring on the finish, and the right amount of dings and scratches for a vintage, gig-played instrument of this vintage. The interior date/serial sticker is missing, so we're not sure of the exact year of this guitar, but according to the original owner, it was purchased sometime in the early 1950's. The guitar looks great, and plays and sounds AMAZING. We absolutely love the smooth woodsy tone produced by the combination of the archtop hollowbody and P-90 soapbar.

Perfect for blues, jazz, and indie rock, the Gibson ES-125 has been favored by players such as Sheryl Crow, George Thorogood, Tracy Chapman, Thom Yorke, and others. 


  • Dates to late 1940's or early 1950's
  • Upgraded Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Glued bridge plate
  • Original finish with extensive checking
  • Arched top
  • Trapeze bridge 
  • Gorgeous blues/jazz tone
  • Original P-90 pickup
  • Original hardshell case
  • Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz


Excellent Vintage Condition; No major damage or notable wear. Lots of small dings and scrapes from years and years of faithful use. Bridge plate has been glued down, and the original bridge has been replaced with a Gibson Tune-o-matic adjustable bridge. Frets are in good shape, with little wear. The guitar plays great and sounds awesome. This is a pre-owned guitar and there may be signs of use. Please view the pictures carefully and consider them part of the description. 

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Vintage 1950s Gibson ES-125 Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar with P-90