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

Unique to this year: Tailpiece introduced with T in center and zigzag tubes on sides.

Body Style: Archtop hollowbody cutaway

Design Elements: Two P-90 pickup, trapeze tailpiece, parallelogram inlays, Florentine cutaway

Notable Players: Steve Howe, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • ES-175N D
Finish
  • Natural
Year
  • 1956
Categories
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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