1969 Gibson ES125
I tried a 69 ES125 today and everything about it really appealed to me. These were designed to be a more affordable guitar but still built to a very high standard in the USA - a working man's guitar. This is a 'bare bones' guitar that can be built on to make the perfect guitar for whoever's it was.
This particular one has had a second P90 added as well as a new set of controls for it and a selector switch, so it isn't original, far from, but the condition is pretty decent. Finding a non-original, non-case-queen, to me is a great opportunity to buy a nice old guitar that doesn't have excessive mark-up for collectible value etc etc blah blah blah.
Couple of things though. I have a good idea of where these were supposed to fit into the market, who it was designed for, but does anyone here know any more about the ES125s?
More importantly, what sort of money do they go for? This one's 1.5k (GBP) which to me is ok, it's about what I'd be willing to pay for a guitar I like this much. To be honest if this one's worth more like 1250, I'd sooner pay the difference and get the one I know I love, but is it worth WAY less that 1500ish?
I appreciate this forum is aimed towards a certain kind of guitarist, but you never know who's lurking :-)