Gibson ES-175 1957 Tobacco sunburst

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This is an original 1957 Kalamazoo made Gibson ES175, with 1 original PAF humbucker.
It has the finish checking you would expect and the few blemishes here and there. It does not have a pickguard, or the original humbucker cover. I spoke with Lindy Fralin about the pickup when I bought it, and he advised me to leave it alone, without "fixing" the tape around the outside.
It has the warm depth of a PAF in an impeccably crafted old Gibson, great for jazz, blues, or you can rock out with the right equipment. It has the standard neck from that era, which I find comfortable, even with small hands. It's light in weight, you can play it all night, no problem. It actually feels like a living thing while you are playing it, including when it is not amplified. It has a great acoustic resonance that could be used creatively, and responds exquisitely when used with the right amp. I have been putting it through a Supro 1624 with fantastic results. Channel your inner Metheny or Howe, or just discover the player you always hoped you could be.
The neck is straight, there are no splits or cracks anywhere. I have always put flatwounds on it, and kept the previous owners' tune o matic bridge on as well, until a couple of years ago, when I re installed the original rosewood bridge. It intonates perfectly, and has a comfortable low action that can be changed easily. (It is a floating bridge though, so it should be carefully kept in place when changing strings).
The headstock logo is a bit weathered, but it has always been that way since I have had it. I bought this in 2002 from the second owner, who had it for 30 years. I have kept it exactly in the shape in which I bought it, played only at home, in a climate controlled, non smoking environment. The original case has seen better days, but does the job, and really makes the heads turn when you show up with it. The mojo is palpable. This guitar is amazing.
I will have to insure this, so the shipping cost will reflect that.
No trades, please.
Thanks for looking!

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Product Specs

Listed3 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more

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