The Les Paul’s impact on the worlds of rock ‘n’ roll and blues was absolutely titanic. In the realm of jazz, the instrument that had the same monumental effect is the Gibson ES175. Favorite guitar of the best guitar players of all times, including Charlie Christian, Joe Pass, George Benson and Pat Metheny, the ES175 debuted in 1949.
With a comfortable body size and stylish pointed cutaway, it quickly became the most popular guitar of the jazz world. The ES175 was the very first electric guitar by Gibson featuring a “Florentine” cutaway just beneath the neck, to allow a much easier access to notes located beyond the 12th fret.
Because of its smaller body size and laminated top, the ES175 also proved a more manageable and less costly alternative to the L-5s thanks to its smaller body size and laminated top.
The ES175 boasts a beautifully carved bridge in rosewood and Gibson’s ’57 Classic humbuckers controlled by 2 volume and 2 tone pots and a 3-way selector switch.
Gibson ES175 Technical Details
- 16¼” Arched maple top with f-holes, maple back
- Black and ivoroid bound body
- Maple sides and neck
- Body length: 16-inches wide, 20-inches long
- 3-inches deep with a curly laminated maple top, back, and rims
- Multi-ply binding on top and single-ply on the back#
- Neck Species: 1-piece Mahogany
- 1 bridge and a trapeze tailpiece
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