Steve Swan Guitars
High Quality New and Used Acoustic Guitars

(650) 515-1014

1988 Gibson ES-175

Price: Sold

IMG_0371 IMG_0372 IMG_0373 IMG_0374 IMG_0375 IMG_0376 IMG_0377 IMG_0378 IMG_0379 IMG_0380This near mint condition tobacco sunburst 1988 Gibson ES-175 (80348533) ably represents the quintessential mid-century electric jazz archtop.  The only real sign of use is a bent G string tuner button. I have adjusted the polepieces on both humbucker pickups to balance the individual outputs of each string in the Thomastik George Benson GB 112 flatwound light gauge set. Adjusting the tone and pickup combinations, a dead-on tone match for Herb Ellis’ bright, incisive guitar voice, or Jim Hall’s dark and fat tone can be easily achieved. The frets are in perfect shape and the action has been adjusted for easy play. The one non-original feature is a Stew-Mac compensated bridge that more properly intonates playing all the way up the neck. A professional grade performance instrument in every way.  With nearly new condition TKL hardshell case.

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