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2007 Gibson ES-175SP
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Serial #: 02917730, orange oval 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 slab-cut figured maple top, sides and back; dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.
Hardware: 100% original hardware includes nickel zig-zag trapeze tailpiece; nickel Tunematic adjustable bridge; Gibson '57 Classic humbucking pickup and electronics; beveled 5-ply pickguard; black bell knobs, nickel Kluson single ring tuners, truss rod cover.
Notes: Since its introduction in 1949, the Gibson ES-175 has been the most popular jazz guitar in the world. The 175 was Gibson's first model to be fitted with the humbucking pickup in 1957, and this single pickup version, highly prized by jazzers, was withdrawn in 1971. Since its inception over half a century ago, the classic ES-175 has remained in the Gibson catalog continuously to this day.
Responding to demand from traditional players, Gibson in 2006 released a small number of faithful reissues of the single pickup 175. Designated ES-175SP, the model has '57 Classic humbucking pickup, wriggle tailpiece and single ring tulip key tuners of the late 50's early-'60s guitars. This example is in great shape, free of pickwear, thumb or fingerboard wear, with gleaming original sunburst finish. The fingerboard is the full 1 11/16" width, with a gentle medium 'C' neck profile that sits easily in the hand. The top and back show fine slab cut figure in the arched maple, and with excellent medium jumbo frets under bright nickel roundwound strings, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play.
A rare and attractive example of the jazz player's most favored version of this classic model. 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 arched black Gibson hardshell case with plush lining.