Used Archtop Guitars
Gibson: ES-175D TBS(Item ID: ES-175D TBS Serial#: 00102715)
1976 Gibson ES-175D Hollowbody in Tobacco Sunburst with Dual Humbucker Pickups
The Gibson ES-175 is one of the most notable jazz guitars in history. Originally conceived as a mid-priced alternative to its big brother, the Gibson L-5, the ES-175 quickly found a niche for itself. They feature an all-laminate maple construction which not only allowed them to be more affordable but also helped them to be less susceptible to feedback, a common issue with hollow instruments. The “D” designation signifies that it is a double humbucker model which adds a degree of extra versatility courtesy of the bridge humbucker.
The ES-175 found its way into the hands of many notable players in several genres. Its initial home was in jazz where it was adopted by a who’s who of players such as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Pat Metheny. With two pickups, the guitar was suitable for rock music where it was embraced famously by Steve Howe of Yes and can be heard on the intro to Blue Oyster Cult’s smash hit “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” This “workhouse of jazz guitar” ended up making a huge splash and became an icon in the process.
This guitar came to us from its original owner who maintained it quite well. The most notable cosmetic wear is a line of belt rash on the back, otherwise this guitar is still in top cosmetic condition, especially given its age. Also, while fully functional, the G string tuning machine is bent—we have left it alone at this time, but it might be changed sooner than later! Finally, like many of its Gibson brethren of this era, this ES-175D is a “fretless wonder.” The very short fret height is mostly a result of aggressively leveling at the factory, rather than excessive wear. EXCELLENT+ condition.
Features and Specifications:
• Laminated Maple top, back, and sides
• 3-piece Maple neck
• Rosewood fingerboard with Parallelogram inlays
• Tulip headstock inlay
• Original Dual humbucker pickups
• Original tuning machines
• Chrome tune-o-matic bridge
• 1 11/16” nut width
• 24 3/4” scale
• 20 frets
• Tobacco sunburst finish
• 7.05 lbs
• Original arched-top case included (used)
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