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Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar  

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    A blend of comfortable playability and warm sonic versatility with presence to spare.

    When the ES-175 debuted with a run of 129 in 1949, it nudged aside the ES-150, which had been the guitar of choice for jazz innovators like Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. The ES-175 also proved a more manageable and less costly alternative to the L-5s thanks to its smaller body size and laminated top.

    Due to its enduring appeal – a blend of comfortable playability and warm sonic versatility with presence to spare – the ES-175 has found its way into the hands and hearts of generations of players. Its success leapt across genres to play a role in defining the sound of early rock when Elvis Presley's guitarist Scott Moore acquired his first ES-295 – essentially a model based on the ES-175 but equipped with two P-90 pickups – and accompanied the King on his Sun Records classics. Other great ES-175 players include Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Keith Richards, and Yes' Steve Howe.

    Body and Hardware
    The ES-175 was the first Gibson electric guitar to feature a Florentine cutaway beneath the neck, giving easy access to all 20 frets. It also had a carved rosewood bridge. For it's first four years the model came with one single-coil P-90 pickup. In the early '50s, more and more models were produced and sold, indicating the ES-175's rapid rise in popularity.

    In 1953, a two-pickup model was introduced, available in either sunburst or natural finish. The guitar received an update in 1957 when its design incorporated two humbucking pickups.

    Near-perfect Recreation
    The modern recreation of this great guitar made by Gibson's Memphis Custom Shop craftspeople owes its lineage to the ES-175 of '57. The body is a comfortable 16" wide, 20" long and 3" deep with a curly laminated maple top, back, and rims. There's multi-ply binding on top and single-ply on the back, with nickel hardware including a ABR-1 bridge and a trapeze tailpiece.

    The Custom Shop ES-175's one-piece mahogany neck supports the same 20-fret rosewood fingerboard that the guitar's always offered, with beautiful pearl split parallelogram inlays, single-ply binding and the distinctive, comfortable classic ES-175 neck profile. Scale length is 24-3/4" with an 1-11/16" width at the nut. The tuners are vintage tulip style.

    Pickup wise, it has two ’57 Classic humbucker pickups with higher output and sustaining qualities than traditional single-coil pickups giving it plenty of bite when needed, with enough responsiveness to allow subtle nuances for enhanced dynamics.

    Includes case.

    Features

    • Laminated maple body
    • Rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays
    • Top, back, and fretboard binding
    • ABR bridge and trapeze tailpiece
    • Two ’57 Classic humbucker pickups
    • Includes case

    Add this definitive jazz guitar to your collection. Order today.

     
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    GibsonES-175 Electric Guitar
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Sergio

    from Baltimore MD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great craftmanship

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar:

    I bought mine in the 80s and it is the Charlie Christian model (one bar pickup). This guitar is truly great, plays wonderfully, it is very well done (try to play an epiphone 175 after you play the real deal). It is great for blues and for jazz (obviously). Every professional guitar player should have one

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar.

    By Amoroso

    from Philly

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar:

      I get the best jazz sound from this guitar. Stay away from ron ruggiero from philly...he will ruin any guitar. Get a good luthier to work on your guitar and it will play nice.

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      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Grail

      By Seabiscut

      from Connecticut

      Comments about Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar:

      Features implies weight of versatility and I acknowledge this guitar is a 1940s design. But, for what it does, and that is documented in god knows how many successful recordings, it does better then anything else at this price point. It is to f-holed hollow bodied boxes what the Martin HD-28 is to dreadnoughts. Mine was bought new in 2010 and it delivers the goods. My oh my, yes it does.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stunning Jazz, Rock & Blues box

      Comments about Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar:

      Mine's the Natural flame version. Pro's: Stunningly beautiful, incredibly warm, punchy, fat Jazz, Rock, Blues tones, amazing neck profile, inlays, frets, hardware, playability. Cons: The neck binding was a bit sharp in the 1-5 fret area and the nut slot on the low E string was high. Neck pickup is slightly crooked, though no one but me would probably notice it. Otherwise, this guitar has a fabulous voice, playability and drop-dead beautiful flamed top, back and sides. It?s a keepsake to pass down through generations. Buy it, insure it, play it, cherish it!!

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