The ES-175 is an early staple of the Gibson Guitar catalog, and remains a sought-after instrument, in production today. This is a 1952 ES-175 in natural, all maple finish. The neck is mahogany and is quite straight with some cracking in the binding. This model has always been favored by jazz players, but is also embraced by the rock community as well. While this piece is missing its pick-guard and had its original tailpiece replaced, none of that effects the tone and playability of the instrument. There are also two drilled holes in the heel, likely for an improvised strap, but these are only aesthetic blemishes and do not effect sound. If you're a jazz player looking for a rich, vintage sound, don't pass up this beauty. Also included is the original tweed hard-shell case.
8/10 (excellent condition) 1952 Made in USA
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