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1995 Gibson ES-175

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Serial #: 90135493, 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; highly figured tiger maple top sides and back; dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.

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

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. Examples in natural finish have always been the most highly prized, as they were produced in fairly limited numbers, and allowed Gibson to highlight its most attractive woods. The mahogany neck also produces an instrument that is distinctly lighter in weight, and notably better balanced.

This guitar was built with 50's style nickel hardware, now nicely aged with a fine vintage patina, and has been kept in great shape, free of cracks, pickwear, bucklewear, thumbwear or finish checking. The body has been gently ambered to a warm honey color, showing off the dramatic tiger flame figure in the arched maple body. With newly dressed medium jumbo frets, 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 particularly striking instrument in 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 brown Gibson hardshell case with satin blanket and pink plush lining.



































































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