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1961 Gibson ES-175DN

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Serial #: A-36116, orange oval label FON#: R6579-33

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: 100% original nickel hardware includes twin Gibson Patent Applied For humbucking pickups and electronics, Kluson Deluxe single line double ring tuners, zig-zag trapeze tailpiece; compensated Brazilian rosewood adjustable bridge; beveled 5-ply pickguard; 3 way control switch with cream tip, gold reflector cap 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 model 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.

With a factory order number from 1960, this guitar was finally labeled and shipped the following year. One of only 81 examples of the model in 1961, this outstanding guitar embodies the most sought after features of the ES-175: the blonde finish, the twin original Patent Applied For pickups, and the fine wide neck profile. Maintained in stunning original condition, the body is free of cracks, pickwear, thumb or fingerboard wear, and the hardware is all original, right down to the shielding cans around the pots and jack. Solder joints are all original, and both PAF pickups (one with decal, one without) have original covers that have never been removed.

The neck has the generous full 1 11/16" width, with an elegant gentle D profile that sits effortlessly in the hand. With excellent pro medium jumbo frets, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play, and at just 6lb. 8oz. the guitar is nicely balanced and a pleasure to hold. The top and back show deep slab cut figure under the warmly ambered blonde finish. The original Kluson Deluxe single line double ring tuners have been reinstalled, and the nut was replaced some time ago. The 24 3/4" scale is fast and nimble, the feedback resistant 16" body is easy to cradle, and the tone is as sweet and rich as butterscotch itself.

Babied since new, this gleaming guitar is the ultimate example of Gibson's hardest-working jazz box. 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 Gibson Lifton brown alligator hardshell case with burgundy plush lining.






















































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