1963 Gibson ES-120T

10 months ago
FS: 1963 Gibson ES-120T
Nick Koff
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Steel Guitar Forum
Los Angeles, California

This is a very cool old guitar.
I have done a fair tad of mods to it to make it playable but they are all easily reversible and all of the original components come with the guitar. The mods are:
Original tuners replaced with modern Klusons. Original bridge replaced with Tune O'Matic. Melodymaker pickup replaced by custom-made Curtis Novak P90 style pickup. These changes made the guitar into a reliable player, but, as I said, all of the upgrades were non-destructive to the guitar and easily reversed if desired. I have the original croc-style case but I've been keeping the guitar in an old Gibson hard case. The guitar will come with the original case. There is a very small crack in the pickguard but I had it repaired. you can see it if you look hard at the normal shots and you can see it pretty good in the closeup shots.$1900 plus shipping.
1963 Gibson ES-120T Thinline, fully hollow electric archtop. Tobacco sunburst finish. Available: 1962 to 1971
The Gibson ES-120t was an inexpensive guitar for Gibson to produce because the pickguard assembly, which holds all the guitar's electronics, can be made off the guitar. It is then "dropped in" to the body as the last assembly step. Gibson described it as: Good looks, fine performance and low price. These are the qualities that have made this electric Spanish guitar a favourite with amateur musicians. Features an exclusive, patented finger rest pickup.
Arched maple top and back, mahogany rims. double bound top and back. Slim, fast, low action neck joins body at the 14th fret. Mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays. Decal peghead logo Adjustable rosewood bridge, chrome-plated trapeze tailpiece. Powerful Melody Maker pickup mounted off the body in finger rest. 1 "f" hole Individual tone and volume controls. Cord jack mounted on finger rest. 16 " wide, 20 " long, 1 " thin; 24 " scale, 20 frets.
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