AFAIK it's cosmetic. Our Vintage P90s are wound with plain enamel wire, and we add extra mojo by winding them on the same Leesona winder that was used in the 1950s in the old Gibson factory. The ES-175’s combination of single cutaway and P90 pickup was one Gibson would repeat in the LP Junior and elsewhere, but the simplicity of the original design, with just a volume and tone knob, twin f-holes and Gibson’s trademark back-angled headstock was attractive in itself. Gibson introduced this style of pickups in their early ES-150 models, which are incredibly rare and iconic guitars today. Now, having put in a big plug for the post-War laminated Gibsons, let me say that the pre-War, solid-topped Gibson electrics (the ES-150 and 250, in particular) are indescribably great guitars. The large, heavy pickup (weighing nearly two pounds) was primitive, but is to this day heralded for its smooth, jazzy tone. Firstly, the P90 pickup was replaced with a 1939 Gibson Charlie Christian-style unit, "it has a very high quality of cobalt and copper which is unavailable in the world today". The model used for the ES-125 has a string spacing on the neck pickup of 1 15 ⁄ 16 " from high E to low E. The ES-125 also used a tapered dogear cover for their neck position pickups with a thickness of 4/16" on the treble side and 5/16" on the bass side. Both are laminated, P90 equipped, 17 inches wide, no cutaway and rosewood fingerboard. Beautiful vintage patina, exquisite sunburst. My understanding is that the ES-150 and ES-250 models were basically L-50s with pickups installed but maybe I'm wrong (a victim of internet hearsay) and they were constructed a little differently. The pictured example is from 1948 and features a P-90 pickup instead of the blade pickup. Both the neck and bridge pickups are drop-in replacements for any traditional Gibson-sized P90 soapbar. In 1950 the P90 transitioned to 6 adjustable poles between two Alnico 5 bar magnets. I had a semi-hollow ES-135 back in the mid-90s and so familiar with what P90s are about. The obvious acoustic quality of the instrument is magnified by the P90 pickup ; Great balance, dynamic range and a marvelous tone. Give us a call. It Produced higher output, canceled it’s own noise better, and produced less hum. 1946 GIBSON Es-150 . Feb 7, 2015 - The Gibson ES-150 electric guitar has an important place in the company's history: it was one of the first successful guitars in the ES line, or the More information Vintage RARE Gibson ES 150 1947 Sunburst P90 Origina Geib Hardshell Case | Reverb.com. The ES-300 was the top of the line for electrics immediately post war whereas the ES-150 (post war, not CC unit) was a more economical model (no binding on the neck until 1950 then binding until 1956)). 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