Gibson ES-175N Natural 1953

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. The original single pickup ES-175 was replaced entirely by the dual pickup version (the ES-175D) in 1971. 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: 1949 - 1971

Specific to this Year: First year double pickup version, the ES-175D made full available.

Body Style: Archtop hollowbody cutaway

Design Elements: Single P90 pickup, trapeze tailpiece, parallelogram inlays, Florentine cutaway

Notable Players: Steve Howe, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass

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