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Gibson ES-175D Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1955

Gibson ES-175D Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1955

The Gibson ES-175D was formally introduced in 1953 as the Double P-90 pickup version of the single-pickup ES-175. Informally, a few were shipped in 1951 and 1952 but without the ‘D’ designation. This guitar came onto the scene in 1949 as a single pickup archtop with a sharp Florentine cutaway, Maple laminate body construction, Mahogany neck and Rosewood bridge and bound fingerboard.

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Price: $8,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2012

❌SOLD❌   Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2012

Introduced in 1949 and discontinued in 2019, the Gibson ES-175 was for decades the standard instrument for electric jazz guitarists. The Gibson ES-175 followed the construction pattern established through years of experience in the developing electric guitar field using laminate Maple top, back and sides for feedback rejection.

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Price: $5,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1964

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1964

From its launch in 1949 until it was finally discontinued in 2017, the Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric was the benchmark guitar for working jazz guitarists. The Gibson ES-175 archtop electric was in production for such a long time because it does exactly what many jazz and rock guitarists needed it to do.

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Price: $12,999.99 CAD $14,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ratliff R5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2005

❌SOLD❌  Ratliff R5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2005

The Ratliff R5 mandolin is built by hand in Church Hill, Tennessee, part of a small lineup of F style and A style mandolins. The company was originally started to produce left-handed F-Style instruments, but has grown to produce right hand models, and offers both F hole and oval hole versions. This Ratliff R5 seems to be a discontinued model, superseded by the slightly more elaborate R5 ‘Master Model’.

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Price: $3,800.00 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE‼ Gibson ES-175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

NO LONGER AVAILABLE‼ Gibson ES-175 Single Pickup Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1960

Introduced in 1949 and until the introduction of Seth Lover’s humbucker in late 1957, the Gibson ES-175 Single pickup archtop electric sported a single P90 in the neck position. The Gibson ES-175 Single and Double pickup models went on to become a workhorse guitar, used on countless stages, studios and performances. It was discontinued in 2019 after a production run of 70 years.

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Price: $0.00 CAD $16,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis ‘Roadworn’ Sunburst, 2004

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis 'Roadworn' Sunburst, 2004

Built from 1991 to 2011, the Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis draws from the classic workhorse ES-175, but with a single neck-mount ‘floating’ pickup; some variations used a top-mount humbucker. The Herb Ellis Plus used a pair of traditional full-sized, top-mount humbuckers.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD

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