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GIBSON ES-175, 1953

Sunburst, laminated maple body, one-pice mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with double parallelogram inlays. Single P90 pickup, loud and rich-sounding. 
Original Kluson Deluxe "no-line" tuners with no name and patent number impressed on the hidden face. Original rosewood bridge with precompensated saddle, an interesting transition between the '40s - early 50s style and the later model with the two-feet base. Original nickel-plated trapeze tailpiece. The original finish shows visible and uniform checking, but the clear lacquer is flaking off only on a small area near the jack socket. We have tried to show clearly these details in the pictures below. From a structural point of view, it is a very solid and light guitar, acoustically resonant, with no neck-warping problems and with a very easy action and original (!) small frets. There are signs of a different pickguard bracket screwed to the body rim for some time in the past, but the one installed now is correct although we cannot guarantee it's the original one.  The neck shows some wear, especially in some areas, clearly shown in the pictures.
Fantastic looking 50 year-old guitar, played but not abused, with the great classic early P90 sound, warm and clear. It comes with the original semi-rigid Gibson "Gator Case", with metal Gibson placque inside.

in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - back - body back - headstock - logo - hardware - bridge - label - pickup1 - pickup2 - check1 - check2 - check3 - check4 - guard - neck wear - tuners - case