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2006 Gibson ES-175P, P-90 Reissue

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Serial #: 00896716, orange oval label

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .85/1.06

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 P-90 single coil pickups, Kluson single ring tuners, triple parallolgram trapeze tailpiece, Tunematic adjustable bridge, wide beveled 5-ply pickguard; gold bell knobs, truss rod cover.

Notes: Since its introduction in 1949, 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 twin P-90 version of the model was introduced in 1953, but lasted less than four years in production.

Responding to demand from traditional players, Gibson in 2006 released a small number of faithful reissues of this classic model. Designated ES-175P, the guitar has the twin P-90s, trapeze tailpiece and single ring tulip key tuners of the mid 50's.

This example is in wonderful condition, free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, with gleaming original vintage sunburst finish. The fingerboard is the full 1 11/16" width, with a traditional full 'C' neck profile. The top and back show fine flame figure in the arched maple, and with smooth 50's style medium frets under bright nickel roundwound strings, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play. A strap pin is installed in the heelcap, with an older pin hole in in the neck removed and filled.

This limited edition guitar was in production for this model year only, and never been re-released A rare and attractive example of where modern jazz guitar began. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings. 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 black Gibson logo hardshell case with plush lining.


















































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