1977 Gibson ES-175D


Summary:  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. 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.

Body:  Classic fully hollow archtop electric guitar with a single cutaway. This guitar features a laminated maple top, back & sides.

Neck: 3 piece mahogany neck with a solid rosewood bound fingerboard with dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlays. Scale length: 24 3/4″.  Nut Width: 1 11/16″.  This guitar also has some awesome old school “Gibson” tuning keys.

Pickups/Hardware: Nickle hardware with 2 humbucker pickups, two volume knobs, two tone knobs & a three-way switch. This guitar has a trapeze style tailpiece.

Cosmetics:  This guitar is from the mid-1970’s so it does show some wear and tear from use….the instrument does have various scratches that is consistent with a well-played but well-loved guitar.

Playability: This ES-175D plays and sounds great! The action is low and the chords and single notes ring out clearly and accurately up and down the fingerboard.

Mods/Repairs: None. ???

Weight: 7 lbs, 7 oz.

Case: Original hard shell case.