Gibson ES-295 1952

Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-295 1952

The Richard Fortus Collection

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: Medium C
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - 0.86" 10th - 0.97"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: One-piece mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and pearloid split-parallelogram inlays. The truss rod has been repaired and the neck has been refretted.
Electronics: Original P90 pickups in neck and bridge positions. Controls include a 3-way toggle switch and volume and tone pots for each pickup. The pots are original, the capacitors have been replaced, and some of the wiring has been touched up.
Pickup Measurements: Neck - 9.72kΩ Bridge - 7.56kΩ
Hardware: -strap button has been installed on the side wall next to the neck heel -a hole has been drilled in the neck heel from a previously installed strap button -plastic pickup risers have been installed on both pickups -original white endpin has been replaced with a black one
Modifications/Repairs: -truss rod has been repaired -neck has been refretted -side wall has been reinforced inside the body behind the output jack -several small crack repairs surrounding the output jack -capacitors have been replaced and some solder joints have been touched up -strap button has been installed on the side wall next to the neck heel -a hole has been drilled in the neck heel from a previously installed strap button -plastic pickup risers have been installed on both pickups -original white endpin has been replaced with a black one
Case Details: Original hardshell case has some wear but is in good condition. Included in the case is a handwritten note, photo of Ringo Star & His All Star Band, and several of Dr. John's artifacts.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate to significant play wear and aging. The finish is chipping throughout, is worn down to bare wood on the back of the neck, and there is some finish checking on the body as well. There are a few small cracks around the output jack that have been repaired.
Serial Number: A13515
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. Frets are tall and show little sign of play wear. The serial number dates this guitar to 1952.

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