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2011 Gibson ES-175 P-90 Reissue

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Serial #: 13221001, orange oval Gibson Custom Shop label

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Materials: Solid mahogany neck; solid rosewood fingerboard; arched flamed maple top, sides and back; dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.

Hardware: All original nickel hardware includes triple parallelogram trapeze tailpiece; Tuneomatic adjustable bridge; P-90 single coil pickup and electronics; wide beveled 5-ply pickguard; gold bell knobs, nickel Kluson single ring tuners, truss rod cover.

Notes: One pickup. Six strings. The rest is up to you.

Since its introduction in 1948, the Gibson ES-175 has been the most popular jazz guitar in the world. Equipped with Gibson's legendary P-90 single coil pickup, the 175 defined the sound of the bebop era, with its peerless clarity, detail and extended frequency response. The first blonde versions appeared the following year, a mere 13 in total, and natural finish examples have been in high demand ever since.

Responding to demand from traditional players, Gibson has released a small number of faithful reissues of this earliest version of the 175, with its classic single P-90 pickup. Incomparably clear and detailed, the pickup is matched with all nickel vintage style hardware, including the trapeze tailpiece and single ring tulip key tuners of the postwar era.

This example is in immaculate 100% original condition, free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. The arched maple body show exceptionally intense flame figure, highlighted by the deep amber blonde natural finish. The fingerboard is the full 1 11/16" width, with a gentle medium 'C' neck profile that sits easily in the hand. With smooth 50's style medium frets under bright nickel roundwound strings, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play.

This very limited guitar is hard to find, and blonde examples are the rarest of all. Now out of regular production, they have become instant collector's items, and this one comes complete with original case, paperwork and Certificate of Authenticity. A showstopping example of the model that created modern jazz guitar. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.012-.054). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe black Gibson Custom Shop logo hardshell case with plush lining.


















































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