Gibson ES-140

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Gibson ES-140
ManufacturerGibson
Period1950–1968 (1950-1957, thinline version: 1956-1968)
Construction
Body typeHollow
Neck jointSet
Scale22.75"
Woods
BodyMaple, Poplar, Maple laminate
NeckMahogany
FretboardRosewood
Hardware
Pickup(s)one single-coil P90
Colors available
Sunburst, Natural

The Gibson ES-140 is an electric guitar manufactured by the Gibson Guitar Corporation from 1950 to 1968. The ES-140 was designed to be a student model guitar targeted towards younger players and players with smaller hands. It is 3/4 scale hollow-body guitar with a single pick up. It may be seen as a scaled-down version of the Gibson ES-175; like the ES-175 it had an all-laminate construction, which allowed the cost of materials and construction to be kept down, as well as assisting in keeping feedback at higher volumes manageable.

The ES-140T is a thinline version of the full-depth ES-140. In 1956 it replaced the original ES-140.