George Thorogood: why I love my Epiphone White Fang ES-125

George Thorogood with his Epiphone White Fang signature guitar
(Image credit: Gibson)

In his earliest days, George Thorogood says he “played nothing but acoustic guitars.” Which made the hollow-body Gibson ES-125 an easy fit when he eventually started plugging in.

“The 125 had an archtop and f-holes,” Thorogood says. “So it was an electric guitar, but it felt like playing an acoustic.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.