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A ES-125T is a thinline (“T”) version of the ES-125.

The ES-125 was first build in 1948. It’s a hollow-body, non
cutaway archtop with one P-90 neck-pickup. It was the most
popular Gibson at it’s time.

Later there came some more models:
ES-125 T: 1956, thin body (thinline), 1 3/4 inches deep)
ES-125 TD: 1957, thin body, two pickups (“D” means double-pickup)
ES-125 T 3/4: 1957, 12 3/4 inches wide
ES-125 TC: 1960, thinline with cutaway (“C”)
ES-125 TCD: 1960, thinline, cutaway, 2 pickups
ES-125 CD: mid sixties, thick cutaway, 2 pickups

The 1970 ES-125 TDC was the last remnant of the line.
The ES-135 was a fancier ES-125 with bound neck, multilayer pickguard
and trapezoid markers.
(These informations were taken from “American Guitars” by Tom Wheeler.)

Best regards:
Klaus Kemmerling (Cologne, Germany)
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