The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Gibson ES-175

Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Joe Diorio, Toots Thielmans, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Raney, Pat Metheny … all at one time in their careers played & recorded with the venerable Gibson ES-175. Hey, it’s almost quicker to name jazz players who haven’t performed with a 175!

Gibson introduced the “Electric Spanish ES-175”, aptly named for its initial $175.00 sell price, in 1949. This was not only Gibson’s first model with a Florentine cutaway, but also one of the first guitars to be outfitted in 1957 with the new patent applied for humbucking pickups!

Today’s ES-175 is an accurate reproduction of the original series, circa 1957 … same dimensions & materials and with the Gibson ’57 Classic pickups … that same clear warm jazz tone!


* 1 11/16″ wide nut
* bound rosewood fingerboard
* mother-of-pearl split parallelogram inlays
* adjustable truss rod
* Schaller vintage-style tuners
* 24 3/4″ scale length
* tropical mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint
* 16″ lower bout dimension
* 3 3/8″ deep sides
* fully hollow body with Florentine cutaway
* suspended fingerboard extension
* suspended finger rest
* floating rosewood bridge with tunematic
* Gibson ’57 Classic pickups
* gloss sunburst finish
* deluxe hardshell Gibson case

The Twelfth Fret

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