Gibson ES-5 1957 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $9,000$15,000

Also known as the Switchmaster, the Gibson ES-5 originally wielded three P-90 pickups, three volume knobs and a master tone control. After 1957, the ES-5 was given a triple set of PAF humbuckers with six control konbs. Examples with the humbuckers are considerably more valuable than the earlier P-90 editions. While most were produced with a sunburst finish, the rare natural version is more valuable on the vintage market. 

Years of Production: 
1949 - 1962 

Body Style: Archtop

Design Elements: Three PAF Humbuckers, trapeze tailpiece, three volume and three tone knobs, 4-position sector switch, bound pickguard, F-holes, block inlays

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