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Overview

  • Laminated maple body
  • Rosewood fretboard with parallelogram inlays
  • Top, back, and fretboard binding
Description & Specs
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    $6,233.00
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    - $1,834.00
  • Your Price:
    $4,39900

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They don't call it a "Classic" for nothing.

The Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar debuted in 1949. With a comfortable body size and stylish pointed cutaway, it quickly became the most popular guitar of the jazz world. The transparent finishes (sunburst with gold hardware or antique natural with nickel) on the laminated maple body of this reissue electric guitar always remind you that you're touching wood. Binding on the top, back, and fretboard, combined with a trapeze tailpiece and parallelogram fretboard inlays, provides a big touch of class. Traditional Gibson design and 2 '57 Classic humbuckers dish out huge helpings of tone. Gibson includes a hardshell case with the reissue ES-175.

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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

You've been listening to this guitar since you were a kid. Isn't it time to own it?

 
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GibsonES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

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Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar

The ES-175 has the fullest sound I have ever heard. I believe it is precisely because of the laminate construction. The neck is basically similiar to and as easy to play as a...Read complete review

The ES-175 has the fullest sound I have ever heard. I believe it is precisely because of the laminate construction. The neck is basically similiar to and as easy to play as a really good SG neck. About all that is needed is to pin the bridge for string changes, but even this is not critical because for some reason the guitar seems to want to intonate well even if the bridge drifts a little. One lazy cricism: I would love to see an ES-175 Thin bodied model.
I played Strats for the last 20 years and they do have an irreplaceable spot in modern music. On a lark I picked up an ES-175 and tried it onstage. Wow! The sound is so increibly full of harmonic content sonically that I have to be careful not to wash out the acoustic guitarist and the bassist. (This is in a revue setting of many types of music up to and including Classic Rock). It is the only guitar that I have played that drew raves from ALL of my band mates and several audience people came up after the show and told me how good that guitar sounded. I have never had so many compliments.
Nothing is perfect. Well, maybe most Taylor guitars are, but when you get up on the stage do people ever ask to inspect your guitar?
This is a tough call because you just can't compare a good Gibson to anything else... they have their own incredible ease of playability, the best sounding pickups around (Classic 57's) and the mystique of the instrument's history combine to propel your inspiration.

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Buy only if you must have one.

I have wanted this guitar since the first time I saw one. When I finally had the money to get it, the only option was to buy the reissue. While I love the...Read complete review

I have wanted this guitar since the first time I saw one. When I finally had the money to get it, the only option was to buy the reissue. While I love the "idea" of this guitar, the fit and finish is really poor. I own several guitars of all different types and have come to expect that little things such as the tuning gear holes being neatly aligned on the headstock, bindings being flush with the wood, knobs being centered etc. were a given for a quality instrument. Not so with this guitar. I almost seems as though much of it was build without benefit of jigs or templates. Joints are misalighned, there are clearly build mistakes that were simply sanded over etc. So unless you really have to have an ES-175, I suggest you look elsewhere. I also hope someone at Gibson sees these comments and takes the right corrective action.

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5.0

THE ULTIMATE

By dataiga

from Kailua-Kona, HI.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • NONE AT THIS TIME

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Venues
  • Special Gatherings

Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

I used to own a Ibanez AS-50,Epiphone Joe Pass Signature, Gibsons' ES-335 Studio,ES-135 and the ES-137 Custom. Ever since the age of 14 I've always fanaticized about owning a ES-175. Well, back in 2012, I finally acquired one that's Sunburst in color with gold hardware. Sweeeeeet!
When playing as long as I have been, you deserve to play something fabulous. Not to take anything away from the 335, 135 & 137. To play old standards, Hawaiian and jazz with this "axe", is just the "ultimate!" Very "hard to beat"! For those who know me, they know exactly what I mean. ALOHA

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5.0

Can't believe some of this nonsense

By randallrps

from hopkinsville,ky.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I own a 2012 ES175.I can't believe some of the silly reviews.The finish is sticky?Wash your frickin' hands.This is an incredible instrument.If you're a heavy metal player,it's probably not for you.Get a Jackson.But this guitar straight into a Fender Twin Reverb is magical for Jazz,Blues,Rock or Country.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    The ES-175 has the fullest sound I have ever heard. I believe it is precisely because of the laminate construction. The neck is basically similiar to and as easy to play as a really good SG neck. About all that is needed is to pin the bridge for string changes, but even this is not critical because for some reason the guitar seems to want to intonate well even if the bridge drifts a little. One lazy cricism: I would love to see an ES-175 Thin bodied model.
    I played Strats for the last 20 years and they do have an irreplaceable spot in modern music. On a lark I picked up an ES-175 and tried it onstage. Wow! The sound is so increibly full of harmonic content sonically that I have to be careful not to wash out the acoustic guitarist and the bassist. (This is in a revue setting of many types of music up to and including Classic Rock). It is the only guitar that I have played that drew raves from ALL of my band mates and several audience people came up after the show and told me how good that guitar sounded. I have never had so many compliments.
    Nothing is perfect. Well, maybe most Taylor guitars are, but when you get up on the stage do people ever ask to inspect your guitar?
    This is a tough call because you just can't compare a good Gibson to anything else... they have their own incredible ease of playability, the best sounding pickups around (Classic 57's) and the mystique of the instrument's history combine to propel your inspiration.

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson ES-175 purchased new

    By OASYSCO

    from Hampton Roads, VA

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I have a 2003 ES-175 I got new from Guitar Center (they made me a deal I couldn't refuse). It's vintage sunburst. The OHSC was black and proved to be too tight a fit, so I used an 80's ES-175 case I got from somewhere, which fit perfectly. This is *the* jazz guitar tone that's on a zillion 50's and 60's jazz records. Alternately, a 175 makes a nice rock/rockabilly guitar due to the wide tonal spectrum of sounds it is capable of, though feedback is likely at higher stage volume. It's a beautiful instrument to look at and has a deeper jazz heritage that any other guitar out there. They are expensive. I got mie in 2005 near then end of the year

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    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Beautiful,, Expensive, and Flawed

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I own several gibsons including an es345, LPcustom and a couple acoustics. I also own some epis, guilds and samick copies. But I do not own this guitar. I have only played. So I hope to be helpful to potential buyers.First, I compared this model to the epi which is $499 so it is alot cheaper. The gibson played easier, the feel was warmer and comfortable. The Epi was beautiful and had no more or less flaws then the Gibby. The sound of the epi was great and the Gibby maybe better. I could not do a blind test because I was alone and not setup for it. But the differences was clearly the tone woods and the electronics. The gibby pickup were a bit better..Nugent can afford a Gibby but for us working stiffs and Epi is by far a better deal unless you get lucky and find a used Es-175

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's Beautiful but not Completely Perfect

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    The overall looks, tone and playability are awesome. It's the real deal ES 175 Jazz tone for sure. The natural flamed maple is impeccable and it has a beautiful deep reddish brown rosewood fret board. Tone is warm, full and balanced; great warm Jazz and growling Rock tones. The neck binding on mine is a little sharp for my taste and the fret ends could have been tapered a little better for a rounder feel. I had to have the high E string nut slot re-slotted inward 1/32?, as it was too close to the edge of the fret board. The neck pickup is slightly off-center. Fretwork is very good, but I would expect better with all the pleking hype - most manufacturers don?t need a plek machine. There?s no front strap pin behind the neck, so you?ll need a strap with a string tie. At $4,150 I feel it?s overpriced. It?s beautiful but not perfect. I?d buy it again, but it would need to be perfect and cost about $800 less. Overall I love it and will own it until I die.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    when i learned the other side

    By Bruce W. De Leon-0lHdt

    from Honolulu, Hawaii

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is the true jazz box! in the beginning i played only strats and did the hard rock heavy metal thing. this i still love to death, but along the way i learned jazz guitar and this ES-175 was the axe that drew me to the music. its natural sound and pick up delivery has made this box a favorite for back up rhythms and solos. no effects are necessary and this guitar just needs to be plugged in. the action is great and the feel is awesome. no need to be a speed demon or runaway artist on this axe! I tried other brands, but none can compare to the Gibson ES-175. a true jazz guitar for jazz students who continue to learn and for the jazz master who continues to be the humble student. Gibson has made the greatest jazz guitar ever, and there is no rock star fantasies going on in your head when you play one of these. just music. buy this guitar and you will be a better musician in what you do.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love my ES -175

    By Dan Tyson

    from N.Carolina

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I had my first ES-175 1962, bought from a guy who bought it in 1959 who changed his style to R & R and felt he needed a solid body for that kind of style. There were scratches on the back from his playing while wearing a belt buckle otherwise it was perfect... had that warm tobacco-brown finish. I played mostly dance music, along with a sprinkling of R&R with a local band and it was just perfect for my purpose. I was drafted into Army 1964 & one of the other band mates offered to buy the ES-175 because, as he put it, "you have orders for VietNam & might not come back" (yeah, thanx Vic)...so, I sold it & regretted it ever since. I bought another (used) off EBay in 1994 from a guy who owned it for 5 yrs. but never played it. I won the EBay bid & was really surprised how good the condition of it was when it arrived. I play it all the time...never had to have it set up...the intonation is great..only get a feedback if I sit directly in from of my Fender amp. I would say, that after reading some complaints, take it back to the dealer and have THEM send it back to Gibson for any issues...same as if you buy a car...got a problem? Take it back to where you got it from. I bought a Stratocaster years ago that, no matter what I did, could not get the intonation correct. So, there are good and bad...got a problem? Don't whine about it here or anywhere else, take it back unless you are too lazy to do anything about it and just want to bad-mouth the product.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The guitar of a lifetime ...

    By Richard-48opl

    from outside NYC

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    It's too bad that some reviews complain about the quality and workmanship of newer 175's. That's not my experience. I picked a custom shop 175 last December and I have absolutely nothing to complain about. It's the guitar of a lifetime. Some people say Gibsons are overpriced. I generally say "you get what you pay for". Archtop imports aren't bad; I like them a lot. But no use kidding yourself: this guitar is vastly better. It's the real thing. The one-piece mahogany neck and the laminated maple top give it a real thick, fat sound, almost like a piano. A carved-top archtop would be the only step up from the 175, but if you're plugged in 99% of the time anyway I don't see that as a sacrifice.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Buy only if you must have one.

    By Ostensor

    from San Francisco

    Comments about Gibson ES-175 Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I have wanted this guitar since the first time I saw one. When I finally had the money to get it, the only option was to buy the reissue. While I love the "idea" of this guitar, the fit and finish is really poor. I own several guitars of all different types and have come to expect that little things such as the tuning gear holes being neatly aligned on the headstock, bindings being flush with the wood, knobs being centered etc. were a given for a quality instrument. Not so with this guitar. I almost seems as though much of it was build without benefit of jigs or templates. Joints are misalighned, there are clearly build mistakes that were simply sanded over etc. So unless you really have to have an ES-175, I suggest you look elsewhere. I also hope someone at Gibson sees these comments and takes the right corrective action.

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