Check out David's Pick of the Week...

This week, David's Pick of the Week is a 1956 Gibson ES-140D...


And this is why:


"Today's Guitar of the Week is more than a rarity – in fact it is the only one that I have ever seen or heard of…

It is a (deep bodied) 1956 Gibson ES-140 - but this is no ordinary ES-140 - this example has two P–90 pickups – and is 100% factory original.

We have fully documented and photographed this lovely little guitar and it will be featured in future books on Gibson guitars.

Even though we just sold this guitar, I wanted to feature this guitar as the Pick of the Week"




This possibly 'one-off', three-quarter size version of the ES-175 has a 12 5/8 inch wide, 17 1/4 long, and 3 1/3 inch deep body and weighs just 4.60 lbs. Three-ply laminated maple body, single-bound on top and back. One-piece Honduras mahogany neck with a nut width of just over 1 9/16 inches and a short scale length of 22 3/4 inches. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 19 original thin frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with gold silkscreened "Gibson" logo. Three-in-a-line Kluson DeLuxe 'single-line' closed-back strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. Serial number "V 5760 1" stamped inside treble 'F' hole. Two original P-90 pickups with strong outputs of 7.34k and 7.33k. Original 'specially-shaped' tortoiseshell pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout. Gold plastic bell-shape "Bell" control knobs. Rosewood bridge with pre-set compensating saddle on rosewood base and trapeze tailpiece with vertical ridges on cross-bar. There is a small amount of very fine finish checking and a few very small and insignificant marks on the body and the back of the neck. A previous owner has 'engraved' his name and California licence # on the back of the headstock. Otherwise this guitar is in as close to being 'mint' as one could ever wish for. Housed in its original Gibson three-latch, shaped brown hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.25).



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