RARE!!!!!! 1 of 12 Prototypes made for the ES 5.......the very first 3 pickup guitars made. All original and very clean, details documenting the numbers made can be found on page 74 of the History of the American Guitar by Tony Bacon which features this guitar model and the story of the prototypes. The guitar has no breaks or damage with the exception of a hole for a strap pin on the back of the headstock that has been filled and touched up.Comes with it's original Lifton case!!! This guitar has an amazing tone and is a dream to play....low action and a ton of different tones at your finger tips......The bridge pickup is out of phase with the neck and middle which give you a lot of different textures by just roll any pickup back a little......all the pickups sound great by themselves but it is in the blending of them that the magic happens!!(PRICE DROPPED DUE TO TAIL PIECE BREAKING.....NOW HAS A VINTAGE CORRECT REPRO AND COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL IN THE CASE....PRICE HAS BEEN REDUSED BY $2000) OUR LOSS IS YOUR GAIN!

Listed9 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • ES-5 Switchmaster
  • Tobacco Sunburst
  • 1949
Color Family
  • Brown
Body Material
  • Maple
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Neck Material
  • Maple
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Model Family
  • Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
Number of Frets
  • 20

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Houston, TX, United States
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