Vintage Guitar Scene: 1954 Gibson ES125

1954 Gibson ES125 (Factory order No. X8670-9)

I walked into Jackson’s Rare Guitars in Sydney and said “I need a cheap guitar to play through a battery power amp for some ‘acoustic’ jazzy gigs I have coming up, what do you have?”  They showed me this guitar which had just come into the shop.

It was in a bit of a state, in fact the back was almost falling off, but otherwise it was all there. It still sounded good so I bought it and got the repair work done by Piers Crocker. It came out exceptionally well. A fantastic sounding ES125.

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Martin is an Australian guitarist and vintage guitar collector. Apart from his solo work he is a member of The Atlantics, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs and is currently guitarist in Mental As Anything.