Gibson ES-325 (circa 1972) SOLD!

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Not long ago, an older gentleman called us about a guitar he wanted to sell. When we asked him about it, he said it was an vintage red Gibson that he had owned for many years but never played much. It was something of a drive to get from ‘Varkville to the town where he lived, but it was a nice late winter/early spring day, so what the heck, right? When we got there, we were greeted with this beautiful example of the unjustifiably obscure Gibson ES-325. According to our research, Gibson made something like 2,440 examples of this model between 1972 and ’79, utilizing leftover Firebird pickups, a tune-o-matic bridge, a wide-ranging or stop tailpiece, a single f-hole, and a black plastic plate that covers the volume and tone knobs. Caleb Followill of the Kings of Leon is probably this model’s best-known adherent. Unwisely, he smashed his guitar on-stage at a festival after recurring sound problems drove him beyond human tolerance. Wisely, he had his guitar restored by the Gibson Custom Shop and, by all reports, it’s as good as new. This example, by contrast, has no damage and has never been smashed on-stage, or anywhere else. In fact, it's in remarkable condition. This great-sounding guitar has a comfortable medium neck profile and is all original, except for the replacement of the original Klusons with a set of Grovers. Ships in the original hard case. SOLD!

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Not long ago, an older gentleman called us about a guitar he wanted to sell. When we asked him about it, he said it was an vintage red Gibson that he had owned for many years but never played much. It was something of a drive to get from ‘Varkville to the town where he lived, but it was a nice late winter/early spring day, so what the heck, right? When we got there, we were greeted with this beautiful example of the unjustifiably obscure Gibson ES-325. According to our research, Gibson made something like 2,440 examples of this model between 1972 and ’79, utilizing leftover Firebird pickups, a tune-o-matic bridge, a wide-ranging or stop tailpiece, a single f-hole, and a black plastic plate that covers the volume and tone knobs. Caleb Followill of the Kings of Leon is probably this model’s best-known adherent. Unwisely, he smashed his guitar on-stage at a festival after recurring sound problems drove him beyond human tolerance. Wisely, he had his guitar restored by the Gibson Custom Shop and, by all reports, it’s as good as new. This example, by contrast, has no damage and has never been smashed on-stage, or anywhere else. In fact, it’s in remarkable condition. This great-sounding guitar has a comfortable medium neck profile and is all original, except for the replacement of the original Klusons with a set of Grovers. Ships in the original hard case. SOLD!