Gibson ES-175 Hollowbody Electric Guitar (with Case)

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Originally designed in the late '40s, this jazz guitar is one of Gibson's most popular models. It features a pointed cutaway design, '57 humbucker pickups, and a vintage sunburst finish.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Laminated maple top Creamy, warm tone; smooth highs
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone

A true jazz icon, the Gibson ES-175 resonates with the same brilliant tones that have inspired players for over 60 years. First introduced in 1949, the ES-175 has been through a number of different versions in its history; the current ES-175 channels the classic late '50s-era ES-175s with dual humbuckers and an unmistakable Florentine cutaway. The deep, maple body combined with the elegant design and warm electronics deliver all the tone and quality of a classic ES-175 as only the craftsmen at Gibson could produce.

Classic Tone from a Classic Guitar

With its deep body and '57 Classic humbuckers, the ES-175 produces bold textures and lush sustain, making it an outstanding guitar for jazz. The body is constructed from bright-sounding maple with a single piece mahogany neck. The ES-175 swells with rich tonal flavor, and includes a three-way pickup selector to dial in the exact right tone in any situation. Each Gibson ES-175 is handcrafted by the masters at Gibson's Memphis facility with the utmost attention to detail at every step of the process.

Stylish Vintage Appointments

Gibson has outfitted the ES-175 with a set of vintage flourishes to match its classic tone. The inlays on the rosewood fretboard are elegant split parallelograms, and the body's white binding excellently highlights the natural grain of the maple. The trapezoid tailpiece follows the overall vintage character of the guitar, as does the vintage sunburst finish, vintage tulip-style tuners, and classic read more ABR-1 bridge.

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- Dual '57 Classic humbuckers
- Laminated maple body with mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard
- Florentine style cutaway to reach entirely range of fretboard
- Attractive split parallelogram inlays
- Vintage tulip-style tuners
- Crafted by master builders in Gibson's Memphis factory
- Included Gibson hardshell case

Building on a long legacy of jazz guitar excellence, the Gibson ES-175 is a truly classic hollowbody. With its full-bodied tone and deep sustain, it's little wonder that the ES-175 has been a favorite of greats such as Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, and Yes' Steve Howe.
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Body: plain laminated Maple top, curly laminated Maple back, and rims

Body Binding: Multi-ply binding on top, single-ply on back

Neck Species: 1-piece Mahogany

Profile: 175-style

Fingerboard Species: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24-3/4"

Number of Frets: 20

Nut Width: 1-11/16"

Inlays: Pearloid split-parallelogram

Fingerboard Binding: Single-ply

Hardware Plating Finish: Nickel

Tailpiece: Trapeze

Bridge: ABR-1

Tuners: Vintage tulip

Pickups: '57 Classic humbuckers

Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch

Strings: Brite Wire .010

Case: Black levant

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Gibson ES175 Hollowbody Electric Guitar

The ES-175 debuted in 1949. With a comfortable body size and stylish pointed cutaway, it quickly became the most popular guitar of the jazz world.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (11 ratings)
Submitted June 12, 2012 by Butch Hinton in Hillsborough, NC

"Worth the Wait"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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One of the best guitars I've ever owned. In 1973 I had the option to buy this or a Les Paul Recording and chose the LP as I was playing rock and blues. (Didn't know Steve Howe was using one at the time.) I finally got the opportunity to get the ES 175 and I was not disappointed. It's a great guitar that is playable out of the box. This is a beautiful instrument

The tone is full and warm for jazz or you can open the bridge pick up for some tasty blues licks. I love this guitar.

It's the basic jazz box. No bells and whistles. Great tone and playability and it is beautiful.

Ease of Use
Its simplicity makes it all the more glamourous. The guitar is very playable and you can feel the guitar resonate against your body as you play. The neck is perfect for me personally. The action was good but was a little high for me out of the box. It was quickly adjusted after adding a set of flatwound 12s and lowering the action. The guitar comes equipped with 10s.

The product is well made as expected for a guitar of this price. Mine has no visible flaws and is a work of art.

Regardless of the price, I've waited a long time to purchase this guitar. I'm not getting any younger and I wish I had done it sooner. If you can afford one, don't waste anymore time. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.

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All of my Gibson guitars (3 Les Pauls, 137 and 335) have never given me any issues. I don't anticipate any problems with the 175.

The Wow Factor
Can't put it down.

Musical Background:
Active guitarist of 40 years

Musical Style:
Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock
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