Gibson ES-140 1950s
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Gibson ES-140 1954



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


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