This 1960 ES-175 is in phenomenal condition. It has original zebra bobbin PAFs in it, along with orginal pickup rings, tuners, bridge, tailpiece, jack, knobs, endpin, frets, and switch. The original wiring harness is included in the case, but the pots functioned poorly and have been replaced with a new harness. The pickup ring screws are not original, and the pickups were uncovered. We placed new, original spec, aged nickel covers on the pickups. The PAFs were thoroughly inspected and are in untouched condition.


There is some fret wear, mainly on the first three frets, as is most often seen, but the guitar plays beautifully. No fretwork is needed. Notes ring out clearly at all frets. Hands down, this is the best sounding ES-175, next to the one that Herb Ellis played for circa 60 years which is the only one that is better. The one that belonged to Ellis doesn't have the option of a bridge pickup, making this one more versatile. The finish is in beautiful condition with very little wear or checking for a 60 year old guitar.


The guitar also comes with it's original pink lined, brown Lifton case which has had some repairs.


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SOLD - 1960 Gibson ES-175 - Original Zebra PAFs - Sunburst