Used Archtop Guitars
Gibson: ES-5 BLONDE(Item ID: ES-5 BLONDE Serial#: 90088011)
1998 Reissue ES-5 "Switchmaster" Archtop Hollowbody with Natural Finish and Three '57 Classic Humbucker Pickups
"The ES-5 was introduced by Gibson in 1949, and it was the first model of the ES-series to offer three pickups. Unlike other multiple-pickup models of its era, the original ES-5 used three different volume knobs (one for each pickup and one master tone) rather than a selector switch to offer players improved control over their tone.
In 1955 the model became the ES-5 Switchmaster, which incorporated a four-position selector switch, along with a new six-knob configuration featuring a volume and a tone knob for each pickup. The ES-5 Switchmaster was produced until 1962. It remained out of production until 1995 when a reissue model from the Gibson Custom division was released."
This guitar was kept in superb condition by its previous owner though there are a few small things to note. The most notable cosmetic flaws would some cracking in the finish where the headstock meets the neck and a scratch on the side of the lower bout near the output jack. Otherwise, there are some subtle scratches on the face of the headstock and some pick scratches on the pickguard. We would rate this guitar as being in EXCELLENT condition.
Features and specs:
• Laminated Figured Maple Top, Back, and Sides
• Natural Finish
• Maple/Walnut Neck
• Rosewood Fingerboard
• Mother-of-Pearl Block Inlays
• 3 Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers
• Separate Volume/Tone for each Pickup
• 4-way Pickup Selector
• Grover Kidney Tuners
• ABR-1 Bridge
• Trapeze-style Loop Tailpiece
• Gold Hardware
• Multi-ply Bindings
This guitar does not include its original Gibson hardshell case, instead, it includes a TKL hardshell case. (used) (used)
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