1956 Gibson ES-255T w/ HSC
Serial Number: V740611
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This particular Gibson ES-225T is so clean that it could be mistaken as a reissue, but Gibson never reissued this guitar. Surprisingly clean in an unoriginal hard case.
Straight and true, standing the test of time, the mahogany neck and Brazilian rosewood fingerboard play fantastic. The small thin frets are in excellent condition with minor wear throughout. There are various minor dings and dents on the backside of the neck.
Laminated maple body shows very little play wear throughout with exception to fine hairline scratches and light checking on the Florentine cutaway. Above the neck on the upper bass side bout looks to be light scuffs in the finish. Backside shows light play wear throughout. All binding is in excellent shape. The guitar was stored very well.
Pickup and all electronics (1 volume, 1 tone) are 100% original and fully tested.
Original Kluson Deluxe tuners are included in sale, but have been replaced with modern Kluson Deluxe tuners. Original pegs deteriorated. Pick guard is original and still looks sharp. Bridge and tail piece are in excellent shape considering many are beat up or replaced.
TKL hard case is included in sale.