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*HOLD* 1962 Gibson ES-175D

*HOLD* 1962 Gibson ES-175D

Regular price $14,950.00
Regular price $17,950.00 Sale price $14,950.00
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An excellent, 1-owner example of one of the most iconic Jazz guitars of all time! This instrument is all original and in very good condition for its age showing only light cosmetic wear. Plays beautifully with a slimmer, '60s profile neck and is fitted with original "PAF" humbucker pickups delivering a warm, open tone full of amazing overtones that perfectly compliments the rich, woody quality of the large archtop body. Includes original hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"What do Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, and Kid Rock all have in common? A love for the ES-175 and a severe allergy to bees. This midrange Gibson model is an unlikely jazz hero, but one that has found its way into the hands of some of the finest players around, and not just the three listed above. Unlike the higher-end L-5 and L-7, the 175 sports a laminate top that is pressed into an arched shape rather than carved.

While this was done as a cost-cutting measure by Gibson, it unintentionally made these models much more resistant to feedback at high volumes. The PAF-equipped 175s of the late 50s and early 60s are widely considered to be the highest evolution of the model, which would not come as a surprise to anyone who has been lucky enough to get their hands on one. We were fortunate to track down this guitar from its original owner, a tremendous player who took extremely good care of his instruments. This is an 100% original example, perfectly suited to the player and collector alike." - Tyler Geske, ECG Newsletter

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