Gibson ES130 - 1956 - SOLD

You don't see many of these - probably very few people know they exist. They were made from 1955 to 1956 then from 1956 to 1958 they were called ES135, with no change to any specification. Not to be confused with the thinline ES135 guitar issued in 1991 (similar sort-of specs to my ES137C). They weren't popular with the buying public in the 1950's (collectors should thank the fickle guitar buying public back then since they caused the demise of some beautiful guitars that are now quite rare). They were discontinued in 1958 and only 556 were ever made. They are like a fancy ES125 or a 16 inch ES150. This one is awesome. It has finger-wear marks on the fretboard, a few minor scratches in the lacquer and replacement tuners.

Dimensions: 16 1/4 inch (W) by 20 1/8 inch (L) by 3 3/8 inch (D). Laminated Maple top, a laminated maple arched back, single binding on top and bottom edges, unbound f-holes, 20 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, 24 3/4 inch scale length, one-piece mahogany neck, unbound peghead with silkscreened Gibson logo, 5-ply black pickguard with a bevelled edge, rosewood bridge with pre-set compensating saddle, nickel trapeze tailpiece with raised diamond on the cross-bar, strip tuners (this one has individual - new repro - kluson tuners with metal buttons. However, inspecting underneath the tuners it is obvious that this guitar has only ever had individual tuners - regardless of what the official specs say). Single black covered p90 pickup in the neck position.

It came with a non-original (but OK quality) HSC. This guitar has had a recent Jim Cargill setup.

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