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Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

Gibson ES175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1966

One of the classic musical workhorses, the Gibson ES175 single pickup guitar made its debut in 1949 with a P-90 at the neck, with the pickup updated to the all-new humbucker in 1957. In 1952, the ES175D (for Double pickup) appeared, with a second pickup in the bridge position. These guitars were immediate hits with professional players and serious amateurs in many genres – Jazz, Pop, and Country were the most common and the ES-175 was a standard for jazz players from its introduction until being recently discontinued.  

Vintage
Price: $4,375.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Archtop Electric Vintage Yellow Burst

❌SOLD❌  Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Archtop Electric Vintage Yellow Burst

The Ibanez LGB30 George Benson, introduced in 2013, is a take on the classic single-cutaway archtop electric produced by Gibson for many years. This is the lowest price of the Ibanez George Benson Signature line. George Benson has worked as a jazz guitarist and singer since he was nine, and came to worldwide attention with his 1976 album ‘Breezin’.  He’s continued to work, writing, performing and recording.  

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Price: $1,599.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES 175D Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1979

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES 175D Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1979

The Gibson ES 175D, now discontinued, was one of the most popular archtop electric models for working jazz players, with classic lines and tone. The ES-175 first appeared in 1949 with a single P-90 pickup at the neck position, and was followed by the Dual pickup ES-175D in 1953. In 1958, the P-90 pickups were replaced with Gibson’s new humbucking pickups.

Vintage
Price: $4,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175D Sunburst, 1967

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175D Sunburst, 1967

The Gibson ES-175D was the most common variant of this workhorse archtop, and first appeared in 1953. The D indicated Double Pickups, and the original single pickup version was made in smaller numbers until 1971. The ES-175 was produced from 1949 until 2017, and appeared on countless stages and recordings. Based on a single cutaway, 16.25 inch wide but full depth arched-top F hole body, the ES-175 uses Maple laminates for the body, which improves feedback rejection.

Vintage
Price: $4,199.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1991

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1991

The Gibson ES-175 archtop electric was in production from 1949 until 2017, because it does exactly what many jazz and rock guitarists needed it to do. Comfortable and reliable, the ES-175 delivers a rich tone and its laminate construction makes it feedback resistant, compared to carved solid top models. To that point, it did appear on large, higher volume rock stages, notably in the hands of Steve Howe of Yes. It was also a common choice for early rock and rockabilly artists.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 CAD

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Sold and Discontinued – Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage Archtop Electric, 2018

Sold and Discontinued - Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage Archtop Electric, 2018

The Artcore Expressionist uses a fully hollow body with arched top and back, with a laminated Spruce top (the ES-175 uses laminate maple here) paired with laminated Flame maple for the back and sides. The neck is a 3-piece Maple and Mahogany design with a bound Ebony fingerboard, and block position markers of Acrylic.

New
Price: $879.99 CAD

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