1948 ES125

Fl Panhandler

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A friend came by the other day to let me know his step dad had passed away. His step dad was a long time picker & all the kids got a guitar. His sister want to sell this guitar. After researching it, I believe its a 1948 ES125. The guitar has a great sound, plays very well and the intonation up and down the neck is very good. It holds tune well also. I’m sure it would sound better with new strings as these are slightly tarnished and he thinks the gentleman wasn’t able to play it for several year. Finish checking is as what is to be expected for an instrument of this age. I’m trying to figure a fair price to offer the sister for the guitar. Thanks in advance for your thoughts or opinions on the guitar.
Rick
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Thanks for the info, endial. I had checked the transaction history the other day when I was trying to date it. The dating process was a combination of elimination and guessing. Lol. I think I’ve got it pretty close. One son got a Midtown Kalamazoo, another got a early 80’s Les Paul black beauty. I’ll try and get some better pictures.
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Wow. Lucky family there. Thoughtful FIL too. I hope things work out for you and your friends' sister.
 

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That would be so cool to have a vintage guitar like that.
 


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