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Gibson ES-175T Thin Archtop Electric Natural, 1976


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The Gibson ES-175T 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 Natural finish seen here, Wine Red, and Sunburst.

Sporting a single Florentine (pointed) cutaway abd a fully hollow body, the Gibson ES-175T has some visual similarities to other models, like the ES125TDC, except that it has higher grade appointments and hardware.

The Gibson ES-175T (which in the standard Gibson model nomenclature should perhaps the ES-175TDC, for Thinline Double pickup Cutaway) uses a 16.25 inch wide laminate Maple body, and a 3-piece Maple neck with volute and 24.75 inch (628.6mm) scale length Rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram position markers and Mother of Pearl headstock logo and ‘leaf’ inlay. The bridge has a traditional archtop ‘floating’ bridge made of Rosewood.

For hardware, tuners are two-line Gibson branded Kluson Deluxe models with plastic Keystone buttons. A Chrome plated ‘Nashville’ style Tune-O-Matic bridge sits on its Indian Rosewood base, and an ES-175 style tailpiece with raised diagonals on the crossbar is installed. Electronics include a pair of standard Patent-Number humbucking pickups, individual volume and tone controls, and a three-position pickup selector on a rubber shock mount. This shock mount is found on higher end Gibson hollow body models, and reduces the audible ‘Thump’ when the selector is used. The pickguard is original. The ‘Union Made’ label fell off ad some point and is preserved in a bag in the case pocket.

This very nice Gibson ES-175T is in overall very good condition with only light finish and fret wear, well kept for a now-45 year old instrument. There is very little wear to the plating and fret wear is light. This model, targeted to Jazz players, works very well with flat wound strings, but is presently strung with standard round wounds.

The original, hard shell case is included.

Price: $4,500.00 CAD
  • Model: ES-175T
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 03/07/2023

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.292lbs 2.86kg
  • Scale Length: 24.604in 625mm
  • Nut Width: 1.701in 43.21mm
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