1972 Gibson ES-175D

1972 Gibson ES-175D

For all the working jazz guitar players in the world, the ES-175 and its variations have been the most go-to guitars ever. They're sturdy as all getout, they’re versatile, and they’re relatively affordable compared to guitars like the L-5, L-7, etc. Just take a look at Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis and yes, Pat Metheny and Steve Howe and so many others who’ve crossed over into fusion and rock. This particular 1970s ES-175D (the “D” standing for Double, as in two pickups), now nearly fifty years old, is a prime example. It’s got a lovely sunburst finish that’s been beautifully kept (I’ll add here that there’s a “2” on the back of the peghead. We saw hundreds of Gibsons in the 60s and 70s with this, indicating a small cosmetic flaw). The neck is nice and straight and the frets, which are original, have got virtually no wear; it’s got two original Gibson Humbuckers that are as clear and warm as you could want; and it’s been all set up right here in our own shop with a perfect set of .011s with wound G string, just as it’s supposed to be, for terrific feel and full sound. Tuning machines are original, tailpiece and pickup covers are original, chrome plated, in perfect shape, and someone has dressed it up just the tiniest bit with a gold-plated Gibson Tune-o-Matic bridge for great intonation. That’s it. Nothing more need be said about this beautiful, period Gibson ES-175D, except that it comes with its original Gibson hard shell case. $2495 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$2495.00
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