Gibson ES-225T Sunburst 1956

6-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar in Sunburst with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.

Gibson ES-225T Sunburst 1956

  • $2,495.00
  • $1,995.00

Description & Specs

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Finish: Original

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Maple Body

Body Details: Maple laminate top, back, and sides.

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Profile: C-Shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .81", 12th: 1.04"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"

Nut Width: 1-11/16"

Scale Length: 24-3/4"

Neck Details: One-piece mahogany set neck with a bound Brazilian rosewood board, center dot pearloid inlays, truss adjustment at the headstock -- Has been reset -- Has been refretted

Electronics: P-90 pickup, volume control, tone control. -- Original showing no signs of modification or repair. Pot codes are not visible.

Pickup Measurements: 8.3 kΩ

Hardware: The bridge base pieces are not original. -- Non-original Kluson Deluxe tuning machines.

Weight: 5 lbs 103 oz

Modifications / Repairs: The neck has been reset -- Has been refretted -- The bridge base pieces have been replaced -- The tuners have been replaced

Case Details: Hard Shell Case

Cosmetic Condition: This ES-225 shows nice aging and play wear. The finish is heavily checked throughout. There is finish chipping along the neck heel/body seem.

Serial Number: V869717

Tech Notes: Currently, set up with 10-gauge strings, medium-low to low action, and optimal neck relief. The bridge has limited downward adjustability on the bass side. The intonation adjustability is limited as the treble side bolt is seized. Regardless, the guitar sets up and plays well. The medium frets show little to no play wear. -- The Factory Order Code Letter dates this Gibson from 1956. The presence of the embossed FON on the back of the headstock suggests this guitar was sent back to the factory for warranty work sometime in the late 50's or 60's. It appears this guitar was re-necked at the Gibson factory in the 1960s.