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1977 Gibson ES-175D

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Serial #: 73467005

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 fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.

Hardware: 100% original hardware includes twin Gibson Pat. # humbucking pickups with original pots and shielding cans; Gibson sealed tulip key tuners; trapeze tailpiece with raised-parallelogram crossbar; adjustable compensated Tuneomatic bridge; beveled 5-ply pickguard; 3 way control switch; original black bonnet knobs included in case, extra set of aged amber bell knobs 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.

Unlike modern reissues, this handsome guitar is built with a solid 3 piece maple neck, as found on the L-5, Super 400, and other top line Gibson archtops. It's also fitted with Kluson tulip key tuners with the diagonal Gibson logo, a rare variety seen only for a few model years in this era. This example, now almost thirty years old, is in sparkling original condition, free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, with all-original Cremona sunburst finish and plating both bright and shiny. Apart from a bit of normal finish checking, the guitar shows little sign of age altogether.

The back shows attractive birdseye figure in the arched maple, The 24 3/4" scale is fast and nimble, and with excellent original medium jumbo frets and a gentle C profile neck, the fingerboard is utterly effortless to play. The twin humbuckers are fat and sweet, and the 16" body is easy to cradle and substantially resistant to feedback.

A handsome instrument in a distinguished lineage that spans a half century of hard-working guitars.

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: Deluxe black arched hardshell case with plush lining.










































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