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Is this an ES-135?

Brudr

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Yup, looks like a 135. If it had no neck binding and dot markers, you would be looking at an ealy 125.
 

kd2eq

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Thanks, I have been looking at the recently discontinued ones that came with either p100's or 57 classic's and have a cutaway.

This one not having a cutaway and a much deeper body made me question it. From the narrow headstock and tuners I assume this really is a late 50's guitar... I don't have anything that could be considered "vintage". What would be a good price for something like this?
 

Ronny

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On ebay, $1,000 to $1,200. IMO I have a 1952 ES-125, a low end Gibson model and I love to play it. Not nearly as nice as the ES-135 and the ES-150 which share many of the same features. Cool guitar.
 

TT100

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Isn't that a 125? Just looking at Marks Guitar Loft site (dealer boulevard) and he has one of each. His 125 is a 3/4 scale though.

I'm new to this so it's confusing to me. All the ES-135s I looked at while shopping around had the florentine cutaway, thin body and dual pickup.

The ES-137 which replaces the 135 has the stop tailpiece instead of the trapeze (and a mahogany block?)

The guitar book I have shows the 125 with the thick body, single pup and no cutaway.

Just asking.

:hippy
 
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DrRobert

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My 50s 125 had dot inlays, that has blocks. That's gotta move it up in the Gibson price list...
 
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