Here we have a truly remarkable piece of Gibson guitar history in this ES-140 from the 1950s. This exceptional instrument was originally designed and marketed to youth players and adults with small hands. As a sort of scaled-down version of the ES-175, this guitar was labeled by Gibson as a 3/4 guitar at 22.75". This guitar features a one-piece Honduran mahogany neck, a maple body, and Brazilian rosewood fretboard. The black headstock sports a gold silkscreened "Gibson" logo and a single-layer truss-rod cover. Featuring a single P-90 pick-up in the neck position, this gorgeous instrument packs the classic sound of a vintage Gibson electric. With a tortoise-shell pickguard, gold colored plastic knobs, and smaller f-holes, this guitar is the image of classic Gibson guitar design. This guitar is a very rare collector's item, being 1 of only 57 made; truly a fortuitous find for any vintage guitar enthusiast.
This ES-140 has been serviced, set-up, and cleaned by our in-house luthier who replaced a fret-marker. Having only minor lacquer damage to the back of the neck, and featuring all-original hardware (with the possible exception of the tuners), this guitar is in excellent condition. Complete with the original hard-shell case, this guitar is ready to continue its long life of playing with a new owner.
8/10 (excellent condition) c. 1954 Made in the USA