Overview

With a fully hollow body and sharp Florentine cutaway, the Gibson ES-175 stands out as an all-time iconic jazz guitar. The ES-175 has seen some variation over the years, with different pickup and hardware configurations coming in and out of the Gibson lineup. Those with the ES-175D model number indicate the use of two pickups, and an N denotes a natural instead of sunburst finish. Although the ES-175 is noted as a jazz guitar, it has also been embraced by rock players like Yes' Steve Howe who has a signature model.

Years of Production: 1953 - present

Body Style: Archtop hollowbody cutaway

Design Elements: Two humbucker pickup, trapeze tailpiece (Bigsby optional), parallelogram inlays, Florentine cutaway

Notable Players: Steve Howe, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • ES-175D
Finish
  • Ebony
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1957 - 1969
Made In
  • United States
Categories

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