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1958 Gibson ES-175D

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Serial #: A-27471, orange oval label

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

Materials: Solid mahogany neck; solid Brazilian 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: Original nickel hardware includes one Gibson Patent Applied For humbucking pickup; 'zig-zag' trapeze tailpiece; compensated Brazilian rosewood adjustable bridge; beveled 5-ply pickguard; original pickup covers. One Gibson '57 Classic PAF installed, vintage correct hand antiqued Kluson Deluxe tuners and gold bell knobs.

Notes: Since its introduction in 1949, the Gibson ES-175 has been the most popular jazz guitar in the world. The twin pickup ES-175D debuted in 1951, and the model became Gibson's first guitar to be fitted with the humbucking pickup in 1957. Since its inception over half a century ago, the classic ES-175 has remained in the Gibson catalog continuously to this day.

This splendid guitar is fitted with an original Pat Applied For humbucking pickup, and is one of just 285 made in its model year. Maintained in fine condition, the body is remarkably little playwear in its gleaming all-original sunburst finish. The fingerboard is the full 1 11/16" width, with the full gently rounded neck profile so desired in instruments of the late 50's. The top and back show handsome slab cut figure in the arched maple, and with the original slim Gibson frets in excellent condition, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play.

One pickup has been replaced with a Gibson '57 Classic PAF, under the original '58 nickel cover, and the pots remain sealed in their original shielding cans. The voice is incomparably rich and warm, the 24 3/4" scale is fast and nimble, and the 16" body is easy to cradle and substantially resistant to feedback. A few typical stress cracks around the jack have been soundly resealed, and the guitar given a full high-precision setup. A pioneering example of the guitar that defined jazz in the 1950's, 60's and beyond.

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: Later Gibson logo brown arched deluxe hardshell case with pink plush lining.






















































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