Gibson ES-295 Gold 1953

6-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-295 Gold 1953

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original, with the exception of a large finish touchup on the treble side of the body over a wood patch.
Body Material: Maple
Body Details: Fully hollow body with laminated maple back, sides, and top. There is an oval wooden patch on the treble side of the body to repair an output jack tear-out. The finish has been touched up over this repair.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .90" (1st fret), 1.00" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, split parallelogram inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment.
Electronics: The bridge pickup has been replaced with a Lollar P90; the original is included, but will need to be rewound. The bridge pickup has been spliced into the original cable so as not to modify the wiring harness, although the bridge tone capacitor also appears to have been replaced. Original neck pickup and electronics, with 3-way toggle switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The pot codes are obscured, but are original to the instrument.
Pickup Measurements: 9.6k (neck), 9.3k (bridge)
Hardware: Some tuner screws on the back of the headstock are not original. The pickguard is cracked at the top corner.
Weight: 6lbs 13oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Non-original bridge pickup and bridge tone capacitor -The side of the body has been patched, and the finish touched up
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows plenty of nice aging; the gold finish has worn to satin with elegant finish checking on the front, back, and sides. There are other small patches of finish wear, chips, and dings present as well. The top corner of the pickguard is cracked, and a previous owner secured the screw with a piece of heavy tape. There is a large patch on the treble side of the body to fix a torn-out output jack; the finish over the repair was touched up. The back of the neck has heavy finish checking and wear along the sides of the neck/fingerboard, and the fingerboard itself has some finger divots present.
Serial Number: A13396
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and is currently set up with 10 gauge strings with a wound third. The truss rod is adjustable. The frets are narrow and low with light wear. The serial number dates the guitar to 1953.
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