This 2016 Gibson Memphis Historic 1959 Reissue is in near mint condition with only a few very light surface scuffs and light internal cracks of the control knobs. Otherwise it is in nearly new condition with only the lightest of play wear.
This is the one that had a usual street price of $5500-6500 in 2015-2016, but Gibson is not currently making any ES-175s at all.
The unpotted MHS pickups have great PAF-like tone, very warm and full. We've had many vintage ES-175s and many guitars with genuine PAF pickups and these resissues get one very close to both the feel and sound of a vintage ES-175. If you're looking for the "thunk" of a classic ES-175 these guitars definitely bring it. Also, being the double pickup version these are much more than just classic jazz machines and can give classic rock tones a la Steve Howe.
Comes with a contemporary Gibson hardshell case which fits very well.
100% American made, in Memphis, TN
Aged celluloid split parallelograms
Aniline Dye neck filler
MHS Unpotted Humbuckers Alnico III Neck, Alnico II Bridge
Vintage style Kluson Single-Ring Tulip Button tuners
Historically accurate Zig-Zag Tailpiece
Single-ply rim with vintage fabric rim-stays
Compensated Rosewood bridge
Hot-hide glue Neck Joint
550K Audio Taper Close tolerance individually matched-set potentiometers with historic wiring featuring "Bumblebee" capacitors
A dead-accurate reproduction of the ES-175 that set the standard, with dual PAF-style pickups, rounded ‘C’ playing feel, authentic archtop tones, and vintage-correct ’59 looks
The ES-175 was an instant classic right from its debut in 1949, but most players agree that it reached its peak in 1959, with two PAF humbuckers and the legendary neck profile that makes late-’50s Gibsons so highly sought after. The 1959 ES-175 from Gibson Memphis represents the finest re-creation of this hallowed 'jazz box' that has ever been produced. Accurate arched laminated maple top and back, solid maple sides, tan vintage binding, single-ring Kluson tuners, VOS nickel hardware, quartered Adirondack spruce braces, rolled fingerboard binding and Historic truss rod all take this outstanding archtop back in time more than 55 years, while a pair of PAF-style MHS humbuckers ensure it delivers every ounce of sweet ’59 tone. Add the unparalleled quality of 100% made-in-Memphis craftsmanship and a host of 2015 upgrades, and it’s an unbeatable archtop-electric for a wide range of styles.
Free shipping in the United States and for very reasonable rates worldwide.
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