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1970-2 Gibson ES-175D

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Serial #: 967416

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

Materials: Solid 3 piece maple neck; solid rosewood fingerboard; arched slab-cut maple top, sides and back; dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.

Hardware: Original hardware includes trapeze tailpiece with raised-parallelogram crossbar; rosewood adjustable Tuneomatic bridge; twin Gibson humbucking pickups and electronics; beveled 5-ply pickguard; 3 way control switch, black bonnet knobs. Grover Imperial 16:1 tuners installed.

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.

Gibson's serial numbers indicsate that this gleaming guitar left the factory sometime between 1970 and 1972. A one-owner instrument, she's been kept in sparkling original condition for over four decades. Free of pick, thumb or fingerboard wear, the guitar shows 100% original finish, and plating both bright and shiny. Apart from a few buckle nicks on the back, the guitar shows little sign of play altogether. The top and back show nice slab cut figure in the arched maple, and with excellent medium jumbo frets and a gentle C profile neck, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play.

The 24 3/4" scale is fast and nimble, the twin humbuckers are fat and sweet, and the 16" body is easy to cradle and substantially resistant to feedback. Tuners have been upgraded with a full set of Grover Imperials, with smooth 16:1 gearing. A handsome instrument in a distinguished lineage that spans a half century of hard-working guitars.

A best buy in a true Gibson from the original Kalamazoo factory. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound 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: Period deluxe arched black hardshell case with plush lining.










































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