NGD Gibson ES-225

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NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Andreas N » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:04 am

I finally managed to get one of these, been wanting one for years and years.
Super clean 1955 ES-225.

It's going to be a very merry christmas!

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:25 am

Amazing!

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by zhivago » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:13 am

Very cool...I have always loved the look of these! 8)
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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by MatthewK » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:01 pm

Just looking at that makes me want to play it. Wonderful score!

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by windmill » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:03 pm

That looks good !

Tell us about the tailpiece
does it hold tune ok ?
How is the intonation ?

Is that the same tailpiece they tried on the original Les Paul ?

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Andreas N » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:06 am

The tailpiece sure looks like the one on early LP's.
I'm sure the intonation would be improved with a tuneomatic but honestly It works totally fine for me.

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Andreas N » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:26 am

Darn, there's no forward strap button on this guitar.
I really wish someone else had put one on years ago.

Feels a little painful using the drill on this guitar when it's survived unmolested for 62 years :unsure:

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:19 am

Andreas N wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:26 am
Darn, there's no forward strap button on this guitar.
I really wish someone else had put one on years ago.

Feels a little painful using the drill on this guitar when it's survived unmolested for 62 years :unsure:
Pretty much the same as my old ES125T. I replaced the white strap button with a nickel one, held in place with a cavity wall plug so I didn't damage the wood. I then carefully drilled a pilot hole at the heel & installed another nickel one there too. No biggy.
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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Andreas N » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:58 am

Yeah it's not a big job, I just feel a little bad about it. :mellow:

Well has to be done I guess.

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:31 am

Andreas N wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:58 am
Yeah it's not a big job, I just feel a little bad about it. :mellow:

Well has to be done I guess.
Careful. You'll probably knock £5 off the re-sale value ;)
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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by HH1978 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:14 pm

I wouldn't do it and would use a lace behind the nut instead, but that's just me.

Gorgeous guitar! I've been wanting one for long, though I'd probably be satisfied with an ES125.

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:24 pm

Yeah, right? Just use an acoustic guitar strap.
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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by mulesing » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:06 pm

That's what I was thinking as well.

That thing is an absolute beauty. P90 must sound so nice. I love the binding it looks so great on the cutaway

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Despot » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:59 am

That's a real beauty.

I had an ES330T a while back, which is a single pickup ES330 with the middle mounted P90. It had a very unique tone, though I did find that the pickup was exactly where I tended to pick and could get in the way at times.

But that is really really lovely. I love old Gibson bursts like these.

Belated Happy NGD!!

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Re: NGD Gibson ES-225

Post by Andreas N » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:42 am

Thanks,
I thought I might be annoyed by the pickup placement, but actually i don't think about it at all.
I rarely use a pick though, so that may be why.

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