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1956 Gibson ES-140 3/4 Size Guitar - NEAR MINT CONDITION

Estimated price for orientation: 2 950 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Brand: Gibson Exact Year: 1956
Model: ES-140 3/4 String Configuration: 6 String
Body Type: Hollow Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Dexterity: Right-Handed

1956 Gibson ES-140 ¾  - Near Mint Condition For sale is my 1956 Gibson ES-140 ¾ size guitar in sunburst finish. The serial number is V497326 and can be seen thru the lower f hole.  The guitar had virtually no playing time on it as evidenced by the pristine condition of this 60 year old guitar.  I would consider this guitar near mint.  Please examine the many photographs below this description and decide for yourself. The neck is straight, the action is low and it plays great.   Everything on the guitar is original. The body and neck are in great condition with no significant dings or scratches. The binding has turned a beautiful patina yellow. There is some slight lacquer checking in the finish that is to be expected with a 60 year old instrument. I have had this guitar in my collection for 15 years. It has always been treated kindly and it has never been out of my house. The frets are in great shape and it is a very easy playing guitar.  This ¾ size neck is a very easy player and with the neck body joint at the twelfth fret and the cutaway you have access to the higher frets. The ES-140 is the “baby brother” version of the ES-175. The electronics are all original and produced a warm sweet tone from its P90 pickup.  The guitar comes with a new hard-shell TKL case that fits it like a glove. I will ship the guitar by UPS fully insured for the buy it now price and a signature will be required for delivery. Shipping will be $50 in the continental United States. Alaska and Hawaii will be additional so please contact me for a quote in advance and please send me your zip code. The guitar will be very well packed.  I will sell to US customers only. Bidders with 0 or negative feedback's must contact me before bidding. Payment is expected with buy it now and I will ship the instrument within two days of receiving cleared funds. I will accept PayPal only and will ship to PayPal confirmed address only. NJ residents must pay the 7% sales tax. If payment is not received within 2 business days, I reserve the right to relist the guitar.  The guitar is sold As Is. All Sales Are Final. No returns or refunds.  I you need additional pictures or have questions please contact me before you bid.  I want whoever purchases this instrument to be pleased with their purchase. I have 100% feedback selling vintage guitars and amps and your satisfaction is important to me. This is a great little guitar and I think you will be very hard pressed to find another in this great condition.  I am thinning out my collection, so please check out my other vintage instruments and tweed amps that are for sale.