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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175/CC ‘Charlie Christian’ Archtop Electric Sunburst 1979

❌SOLD❌  Gibson ES-175/CC 'Charlie Christian' Archtop Electric Sunburst 1979

This Gibson ES-175/CC dates to January 31, 1979.   It’s in very good, original condition and plays well.  This model is unusual, and this particular example even more so. Researching the model, most descriptions mention a ‘Second’ or ‘2nd’ stamp on the back of the headstock.   This one doesn’t have that stamp, and so was deemed first quality. 

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1962

❌ SOLD ❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1962

The Gibson ES-175 was immediately popular with jazz players. The body is constructed as a single florentine (sharp) cutaway, using maple laminates for feedback rejection. This was becoming increasingly important as audience sizes increased, requiring higher stage volumes that are seriously problematic for hollow body instruments. These work so well that eventually, an ES-175 built not long after this one wound up on some of the world’s largest rock stages in the hands of ‘Yes’ guitarist Steve Howe.

Vintage
Price: $9,999.99 CAD

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❌Sold❌ Gibson ES-175 Cutaway Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1969

❌Sold❌  Gibson ES-175 Cutaway Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1969

The Gibson ES-175 cutaway came onto the scene in 1949 as a single pickup archtop with a sharp florentine cutaway and Maple laminate body construction. The most popular electric archtop at the time was the ES-150, with carved spruce top and carved Maple back. The laminate construction of the new ES-175 was not only more affordable, but also offered better feedback resistance.

Vintage
Price: $4,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1998

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst, 1998

The Gibson ES-157 has been a mainstay of the guitar world since its introduction in 1949, used by jazz, country, rock and pop players, from Herb Ellis to Steve Howe.

Used
Price: $2,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Steve Howe Signature Cutaway Archtop Sunburst, 2002

❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-175 Steve Howe Signature Cutaway Archtop Sunburst, 2002

The Gibson ES-175 is a fully hollow, archtop electric guitar. As such, in a situation like an arena stage with rock band volumes, it should feed back to the point of detonation, but Howe made it work. Since the late 1940’s, Gibson has used maple laminates on guitars like this because of its improved feedback rejection compared to the solid maple and spruce used on acoustic archtops.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ratliff R5-G F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Ratliff R5-G F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2015

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 offer both F hole and oval hole verions.

Used
Price: $3,499.99 CAD

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