Gibson ES-225 Details
- Make: Gibson
- Model: ES-225TDC
- Year: 1959
- Color: Sunburst
- Configuration: double pickup thinline set-neck electric guitar
- Hardware: nickel
- Pickups: original Gibson P-90
- Nut Width: 1 11/16″
- Accessories: original leather strap & original hard case
Super Clean 1959 Gibson ES-225TD
This one owner Gibson surfaced locally here in Florida. I popped the latches of the original pink-lined hard case to find a time-capsule ES-225TD with the original Bobby Lee strap, still strung with an ancient set of silk-wrapped flatwound strings. The factory order number stamped inside the treble side F hole starts with the letter S, confirming the magical 1959 year of production.
Desirable two pickup model with the same electronics as a Les Paul Special. The loop end strap goes around the headstock, so no strap button was ever added. The original switch tip crumbled but I was able to salvage one of the larger chunks for provenance and replaced it with a replica tip. That’s the only changed part on the entire guitar, even the frets are factory original. Professionally set up to play great. The complete package: great tone, top notch condition and loads of fun to play.