Gibson ES-140 (1959) SOLD!

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Not to extend the food metaphor too far, but some short-scale guitars are kind of thin sounding, like the aural equivalent of skim milk. However, this vintage 22”-scale beauty is surprisingly robust, more like the heavy cream used in soft-serve vanilla ice cream. The guitar is in excellent condition and all original, except for the tuner buttons which have been replaced by a set of convincingly weathered repros. What’s more, the single P-90 sounds exceptionally good. From knaggy, craggy overdrive tones to clean shimmer, the pickup delivers the tones you need. Way back in the early ‘50s, the late, great Earl “Buck” Dexter, western entertainer and bandleader extraordinaire, employed a diminutive lead guitarist and yodeler named Curtis Brim, who was sometimes affectionately referred to on-stage as the “Pocket Picker,” (hey, it was a less politically correct time). But we digress — Curtis Brim’s devotion to the ¾-scale ES-140 was so unwavering and his endorsement so enthusiastic that others around him, including Earl “Buck” Dexter himself, began to use the model as a recording and performing instrument. If Earl used an ES-140 on one of his Four Star recordings, that’s enough endorsement for us! So go now to your piggy bank and—as Earl “Buck” Dexter himself used to say—pull out $1,900 in cold, folding (or its contemporary equivalent) and buy this guitar. Once you hear the rich, creamy tones it emits, you won’t regret your decision for an instant. With original hardshell case. SOLD!

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Not to extend the food metaphor too far, but some short-scale guitars are kind of thin sounding, like the aural equivalent of skim milk. However, this vintage 22”-scale beauty is surprisingly robust, more like the heavy cream used in soft-serve vanilla ice cream. The guitar is in excellent condition and all original, except for the tuner buttons which have been replaced by a set of convincingly weathered repros. What’s more, the single P-90 sounds exceptionally good. From knaggy, craggy overdrive tones to clean shimmer, the pickup delivers the tones you need. Way back in the early ‘50s, the late, great Earl “Buck” Dexter, western entertainer and bandleader extraordinaire, employed a diminutive lead guitarist and yodeler named Curtis Brim, who was sometimes affectionately referred to on-stage as the “Pocket Picker,” (hey, it was a less politically correct time). But we digress — Curtis Brim’s devotion to the ¾-scale ES-140 was so unwavering and his endorsement so enthusiastic that others around him, including Earl “Buck” Dexter himself, began to use the model as a recording and performing instrument. If Earl used an ES-140 on one of his Four Star recordings, that’s enough endorsement for us! So go now to your piggy bank and—as Earl “Buck” Dexter himself used to say—pull out $1,900 in cold, folding (or its contemporary equivalent) and buy this guitar. Once you hear the rich, creamy tones it emits, you won’t regret your decision for an instant. With original hardshell case. SOLD!