|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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