Gibson ES-295 1956 (consignment) SOLD

Serial Number A23124, built 1956
Pricing $3500 CND with case, SOLD.
Neck Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, split paralellogram position markers; inlaid Gibson and leaf logo on headstock, ‘CUSTOM’ truss rod cover.
Frets Medium fretwire with little play wear. Frets have been dressed and are in good shape.
Body Maple laminate body with bound top and back, some nice curling on the sides. Narrow F-holes.
Finish Refinished years ago in a translucent brown, in good shape. ‘Pin-Up’ decal applied to the lower bout of the top.
Hardware/electronics Two original P-90 pickups, gold polepieces, with risers and white covers. Gold Bigsby B6 vibrato with gold Bigsby bridge on a rosewood base. Gold Kluson tuners with plastic keystone buttons. Pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls. Gold ‘Speed’ knobs. Cream plexi pickguard with floral motif.
Playability/Action This guitar plays very well and exhibits an exceptionally high degree of coolness.
Case OLder but non-original case included, with stickers.
Comments This is an incredibly cool guitar. There aren’t a lot of ES-295’s around; they were supplanted by the ES-175, which is a very similar guitar but with humbuckers. As an excellent rockabilly guitar, the ES-295 was famously played by Scotty Moore in Elvis Presley’s band fronm 1952 to 1955. This example, while refinished long ago, is in good playable shape and is ready to rumble!

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