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Gibson 1959 ES-225 Historic Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

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The Gibson 1959 ES-225 Historic Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar has a special place in history. Made for only a few years between 1955 and 1959, it was m...Click To Read More About This Product

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The return of a classic.

The Gibson 1959 ES-225 Historic Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar has a special place in history. Made for only a few years between 1955 and 1959, it was marketed as Gibson's first thinline hollowbody with a depth of 1-7/8". It sports some cool features, most notable of which is the Les Paul bridge and tailpiece combination that offers a surprising degree of adjustment for both action and intonation. Other historically accurate features not mentioned in specs below include a nylon nut, hot hide glue neck joint and under-wound pickups for authentic vintage tone. Perfect for jazz and blues, the 1959 ES-225 is 100% American made and includes a nice hardshell case.

Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Hollow body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Laminated maple
Body wood: Laminated maple
Body finish: Gloss nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Shape: '59 rounded
Wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Historic
Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Standard
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Configuration: SS
Neck: MHS P-90
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: MHS P-90
Brand: Gibson
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Parallel
Piezo: Not applicable
Active EQ: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable
Control layout: Separate volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Kill switch: Not applicable
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Les Paul combined bridge/tailpiece
Tailpiece: Bale
Tuning machines: Historic white button
Color: Nickel/chrome
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: 550K matched-set potentiometers
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: United States

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My go-to guitar

By Jim

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Experienced


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Light Weight
  • Unique Style


  • Feedback Noise From P90
  • Not Enough Frets Clear

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Jamming
  • Jazz Like A Thin 175
  • Old School Country
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rockabilly
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 1959 ES-225 Historic Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

Glad to see they are making this again. I bought my first one new in 1957, a single pickup blond. SInce then I've had two double pickups and one other single, all blonds. I still have a double, pretty well moded - humbuckers, tune-a-matic bridge, Schallers. It just feels RIGHT -wider neck, light weight. Always wanted more neck clear of the body, but you learn to get around that. If you remember Buddy Holly on the Sullivan show, his rhythm player had a 225. There's stuff that it doesn't do well (no shredding), but it's just a really comfortable,enjoyable guitar to sit and play.

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