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1997 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 SOLD

1997 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165  SOLD

Here’s a near-perfect 1997 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165. The ES-165 is a single-pickup version of the classic ES-175, and Herb Ellis is, of course, one of the great jazz guitarists.

Many Gibson signature guitars have the artist’s name engraved on the truss rod cover. However, Herb Ellis commonly removed this part to mount a George Van Eps string damper (a lever device that damps the open strings from ringing), so the signature is stencilled on the headplate.

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