Now available from Truevintageguitar.com: 1957 Gibson ES-225TDN! From the 1959 Gibson catalog, “The ES-225T series of thin-bodied, cutaway guitars offer outstanding professional instruments in the popular priced field. Combining the rigidity and tone features of a solid body guitar, with the light weight easy-to-hold shape of conventional styling, these instruments are available in single or double pickup models. On single type, the pickup is strategically located to produce the best response. On double type, pickups are placed for contrasting treble and bass response with separate tone and volume controls which can be pre-set and toggle switch to activate either or both pickups.”
This clean 1957 Gibson ES-225TDN (Thin body, Double pickup, Natural finish) has just come from (we’re told) the family of the original owner. Repairs include a professional refret from Jason at Burnsrepair.com and a replaced nut. We installed a new replacement Bigbsy B6 tailpiece and a vintage Bigbsy bridge since both the original bridge and tailpiece were not included with the guitar. We observed a small hole on the bass side of the heel of the neck from a previously installed strap button.
This guitar is now in gorgeous playing condition and currently strung with .012 flat wound strings from Thomastik-Enfield. It intonates beautifully and the fretwork is top quality. We’re confident you’ll love this clean 1957 Gibson ES-225TDN!