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1989 Gibson ES-175, Custom Ivory Finish

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Serial #:81539208, white 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; figured maple top; flame mahogany sides and back; dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.

Hardware: 100% original gold hardware includes trapeze tailpiece with raised-parallelogram crossbar; compensated tuneamatic bridge; Gibson PAF style humbucking pickups and electronics; beveled 5-ply pickguard; black bonnet knobs; 3 way control switch, adjustable compensated Tunematic bridge; Gibson Deluxe single ring tulip key tuners.

Notes: Since its introduction in 1949, the Gibson ES-175 has been the most popular jazz guitar in the world. Originally fitted with a single P-90 pickup, the 175 added a second pickup by 1951, and humbuckers by 1957. The mahogany neck is a feature of the classic models of the 50's and 60's , and produces an instrument that is distinctly lighter in weight, and notably better balanced.

This exceedingly rare guitar is finished in a factory ivory finish, a dramatic custom color whose eyecatching look is accented with an upgrade to all gold hardware throughout. In superb 100% original condition, the guitar is free of cracks, pickwear, bucklewear, thumbwear or finish checking. With immaculate 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. A stunning instrument, and an unbeatable stage guitar, this ivory rarity is a unique example from a distinguished lineage that spans a half century of hard-working guitars.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished as needed; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.056). 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 hardshell case with pink plush lining.

















































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