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  1. I’d like to know if it’s some kind of Gibson sticker or promotional item that he stuck on there or if it’s Gibson related at all. I don’t really mind it being on there because it’s been there since the ‘50s, but i will try to at least straighten it.
  2. The es125 I inherited has a shield-like emblem or badge on the truss rod cover. It is off center making me suspect that it is an aftermarket addition. I have a photo of the original owner playing the guitar shortly after it was purchased, prob 1957, and this feature is visible. I’d like more info about it if anyone can help.
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    ES 125

    Recently inherited a 1954 ES125. just reglued the cracked headstock. otherwise it is in pretty good condition with only a few areas of loose binding. the tuning machines were previously replaced with some cheap ones, new ones on order. the original tailpiece has been replaced with a Bigsby B6 which is cool but i wish i had the original. the pickup seems to work. overall the finish is in good shape (except the back of the headstock where it was cracked). I haven't been able to play it yet with the broken headstock and i can hardly wait. very cool looking guitar.
  4. Hello, I recently inherited a 1954 Gibson es125. There were a few sloppy modifications over the years and the headstock is cracked. I have reglued the headstock which seemed to work well. will wait several days before restringing but i dont know if i should refinish the back of the neck or leave it alone. also, it is missing its original tailpiece which was replaced with a Bigsby B6 tremolo. just finished cleaning that up and it looks good. I would like advice on eventually replacing the original tailpiece as i have noticed they are hard to come by. Modern repros from stewmac and others don't have a hole for the end pin like the originals. will prob just keep the bigsby on it for now. also has some loose binding which i will gently repair. will include pictures . soon. Any advise on best places to look for the tailpiece replacement would be appreciated. Thanks
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