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1955 Gibson ES-225 Electric Guitar #W3144 29 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

An Incredibly Rare Vintage Find! Single Pickup Hollow Body from Gibson Guitars!


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Condition: Used, Very Good - Shows Signs of Wear Consistent with Age

When this ES-225 walked into the shop we couldn't believe how well it had stood the test of time, and now that our Luthier has had time to refret it, it plays better than some guitars coming fresh off the rack today! The fully hollow thinline body sounds warm and bright, with more volume than you'd ever expect from something 1 7/8" deep. Plus that classic Gibson P90 sound is absolutely irresistable. Call in now to talk to one of our specialists and take this piece of history home!

SP Luthier Notes: Refret

1955 Gibson ES 225 - Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Eddie Berman plays a 1955 Gibson ES-225 Electric Guitar W3144 29 [pre-owned], with a Mesa Boogie California Tweed 1x12 Combo Bronco / Tan [pre-owned].

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    • 1955 Gibson ES-225 Electric Guitar #W3144 29 - Used

About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: ES-225

Year: 1955

Body: Maple

Top: Maple

Neck: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

Neck Shape: Medium C

Tuners: Kluson Deluxe with Tulip Buttons

Bridge: Aftermarket Tune-O-Matic on Unpinned Rosewood Base

Tailpiece: Trapeze

Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs

Fretboard Radius: 12"

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale Length: 24 5/8"

Lower Bout: 16"

Body Depth: 1 7/8"

Pickup: Original Gibson P90

Controls: Volume, Tone

Case: Hardshell - Aftermarket