GIBSON ES-175 D, 1967

A beautiful and 100 % original '60s ES-175, in excellent plus conditions. 
Single cutaway laminated maple body, one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with double-parallelogram inlays, precompensated rosewood bridge. Chrome-plated hardware with original Kluson 'double-line/double-ring' tuners, zig-zag trapeze tailpiece, five-ply pickguard. Two original and great-sounding "Patent Number" humbucking pickups with covers never removed and untouched soldering, 'sombrero' (aka "witch-hat") knobs, introduced in 1967.

The fretboard is in excellent shape, with original nut. The headstock has the classic '60s-style Gibson logo in mother of pearl. The serial number, both on the headstock back and the oval label, starts with 0 as found only in 1967. 

The guitar is light, well built and in beautiful conditions, no action issues, no neck-set, warping or bending issues, no heavy wear traces, with a gorgeous and original sunburst finish. There's the typical weather-checking, only a few dings (one on the headstock front and one on the neck's back are shown in detail), but that's all. It's really hard to find a '60s guitar in such great shape.

This 175 sounds great, both acoustically and amplified. The two pickups are strong and balanced, with the full, round, warm voice of the classic '60s Gibson jazzers: a legendary voice. Currently it is equipped with flat-wound strings, which are not the best option for an acoustic use, but it sounds really great even unplugged.

The guitar comes with an early 70s Gibson case, perfectly fitting and in very solid original conditions. You'll even find the original price tag of the shop where the guitar was purchased for $ 449,50..... ah, the good old times!