1959 Gibson ES-225 TDN Blonde COLLECTOR GRADE
For the Collector, Investor and Stage!
Cleanest one on the planet for sale! And Not many were ever made and "Gibson"Holy Grail Year" 1959 is Gibson's most sought out Year by Collectors players alike!
This particular guitar features a gorgeous natural amber blonde finish on the fully hollow maple body. Under The Bed Collector Grade find!
1959 Orig Gibson ES 225 TDN 1 Owner Collector Grade Blond
One of the "BEST" You or I will ever have the pleasure of owning...AND You never see in Blond
Never learned to play guitar, so basically a "Under the bed'find"
You will never find one cleaner... and not many have the 2 pickup, and most were in Sunburst
Set # : S77231
The March 1959 list price was $244.50
In 1955 Gibson developed a line of thin-bodied electric guitars to appeal to players wanting a smaller more comfortable instrument, but without the weight of a solid body guitar. This line consisted of three guitars: The upscale Byrdland, the mid-priced ES-350T, and the economy ES-225T
The 1959 ES-225 TDN pictured has all the features typical of that model including: a laminated maple top, back and sides, a single bound top and back, 24 and ¾” scale mahogany neck with bound 20 fret rosewood fingerboard, and two P-90 single coil pickups. The strings are held in place by an original Les Paul style combination bridge-tailpiece.
The Gibson ES-225T was one of Gibson's early thinline hollowbody guitars. During its run between 1955-1959, the ES-225 was produced with either a sunburst or natural finish, and with either one or two P-90 pickups. Double pickup versions are worth more than those with one, and natural is worth more than sunburst. The ES-225 with a natural finish and two pickups was known as the ES-225 TDN. A very rare model as a total of just 542 TDN's were produced by Gibson between 1956-1959 with only 223 made during 1958.
Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; slab-cut maple top back, and sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard.
Hardware: 100% original hardware includes twin black cover P-90 pickups with original electronics; gold bell tone and volume knobs; beveled 5-ply pickguard; combination bridge and trapeze tailpiece; nickel-plated Kluson Deluxe tuners, 3 way pickup selector switch.
Notes: Before the ES-335, 345, 355. Before the ES-330, and the humble 125TC. Before any of the legendary series of Gibson thinlines that changed guitar design forever, there was this slim blonde beauty, where it all began.
This gleaming beauty is one of just 171 examples produced in that final year of production. The lightweight laminated body offers superior feedback resistance, and the clarity and range of the P-90 pickups and fast 24 3/4" scale makes for a highly versatile and playable combination. Unique among Gibson thinlines, the 225 is fitted with the combination bar bridge/trapeze tailpiece designed by Les Paul himself, and seen only on the ES-295 and the earliest Les Pauls