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Gibson ES175D Cutaway Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1968

Gibson ES175D Cutaway Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson ES175D Double Pickup Cutaway Archtop was one of the most popular instruments for the working jazz guitarist, from its introduction in 1953 until its recent discontinuation. The 175 was built of Maple laminates, to reduce both feedback and prices. 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 and recorded with the venerable Gibson ES175D. 

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Price: $5,750.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES175T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1976

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES175T Thinline Archtop Electric Wine Red, 1976

The Gibson ES175T is based on the classic full bodied ES175, but with sides just over half the thickness. This model appeared in Gibson Catalogs from 1976 to 1979. Before being discontinued, approximately 333 were shipped in the Wine Red finish seen here, Natural, and Sunburst. Sporting a single Florentine (pointed) cutaway, the Gibson ES175T has some visual similarities to other models, like the ES125TDC, except that it has higher grade appointments and hardware.

Vintage
Price: $4,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ PRS McCarty Model Tobacco Sunburst, 1994

❌SOLD❌  PRS McCarty Model Tobacco Sunburst, 1994

This PRS McCarty Model in Tobacco Sunburst is from 1994, the year of the model’s introduction, and is in good shape with only minor wear. This model starts with the familiar PRS pairing of a Maple cap and a Mahogany back, with Mahogany set-neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard. Position markers are dots, combining Mother of Pearl and Abalone. For hardware, the PRS McCarty Model tuners are reproductions of the classic Kluson Deluxe units with plastic Keystone buttons.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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⚌Reduced‼ Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III Black, 1997

⚌Reduced‼  Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III Black, 1997

The Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion III, the last iteration of the Howard Roberts models, appeared in 1991 and was built until the model was discontinued around 2010, though it went out of production between 2003 and 2005. The first Fusion models appeared in 1979. Howard Roberts was a prominent American jazz guitarist, session player and teacher, born in 1929 and died in 1992. As part of the key LA session crowd The Wrecking Crew, Roberts played on many recordings, TV show and movie scores.

Used
Price: $2,900.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Custom Tobacco Sunburst, 1982

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Custom Tobacco Sunburst, 1982

The Gibson Les Paul Custom appeared in 1954 as an upgrade to the 1952 Gold Top, and featured all-Mahogany construction – the top was Mahogany, not Maple. The electronics frets and finish differed as well. The bridge pickup was a P-90 and the neck pickup a ‘Staple Top’ Alnico-V single coil. The frets were very low, and introduced the ‘Fretless Wonder’ concept. Finally the finish was gloss black with Gold-plated hardware and multi-layer binding, emphasising high quality and distinction.

Vintage
Price: $3,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES175 Sunburst Refinish, 1960

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES175 Sunburst Refinish, 1960

Here we have a Gibson ES175 sunburst, built during 1960 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and sporting a refinish and a pair of gold Guild humbuckers. The Gibson ES175 sunburst – its primary finish, though it was also available in natural at extra cost – was introduced in 1949 and produced until 2017. At that point, Gibson was restructuring and terminated several models and the Memphis plant. It is based on a number of previous Gibson arched top electric models, with Maple Laminates used for the body to reduce feedback.

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Price: $2,850.00 CAD

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