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Gibson ES-175D, 1965 (consignment) No Longer Available

January 22, 2013
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Comments Here is a lovely Gibson ES-175D from 1965. It’s in good condition and sounds great. Cherry lacquer sunburst finishes fade in a very attractive manner, and this one is no exception.

The ES-175 was introduced in 1949 as a lower cost, electric version of the L-4, and was the first Gibson electric to feature the pointed ‘Florentine’ cutaway. It’s been in production ever since. Until 1953, the ES-175 was a single pickup guitar; at that point a second pickup was added and the guitar became the ES-175D. In 1957, the new Gibson humbuckers were added.

It’s hard to count the number of artists whose careers have been built on the ES-175, or the number of recordings they have appeared on.

Serial Number 349810, built during 1965 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Pricing $3699.99 CAD with non-original case.
Neck Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, split parallellogram position markers, mother of pearl leaf and Gibson logos on headplate. 24.75″ scale length.
Frets This instrument has been refretted and there is minor wear.
Body Maple laminate, fully hollow body with florentine cutaway. There are a few small cracks in the usual areas for this type of guitar – around the output jack, on the lower bout.
Finish Original cherry sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish in decent condition. Some wear, primarily on the back of the neck.
Hardware/electronics Original hardware except for the tuners, which have been changed from the original Klusons to Schallers with mini-bodies.
Playability/Action Plays well, currently strung with roundwounds.
Case Non-original Hardshell flat-top case included.

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