Gibson ES-175


Gibson ES-175

Infobox Guitar model
title=Gibson ES-175


manufacturer=Gibson
period=1949 to present
bodytype=Hollow
necktype=Set
woodbody=Maple, Poplar, Maple laminate
woodneck=Mahogany
woodfingerboard=Rosewood
bridge=Fixed
pickups=2 Humbuckers (originally single-coils)
colors=Antique Natural, Vintage Sunburst, Wine Red
The Gibson ES-175 is one of the most famous jazz guitars in history. It is a 24 3/4" scale full hollow body guitar with a trapeze tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge. It is currently still in production.

The ES-175 debuted in 1949, as Gibson's mid-level laminate top alternative to the L5. It was also the first Gibson electric to feature a stylish Florentine cutaway. Its first incarnation had one single-coil pickup (a P-90) in the neck position, and a carved rosewood bridge. In 1953, the ES-175D, a two-pickup model, was introduced. The ES-175 or ES-175D could be ordered in either sunburst finish or in natural finish (for an additional charge).

Beginning in February 1957, ES-175s came equipped with humbuckers. Many new jazz guitarists used these to emulate the sound of Wes Montgomery's "heart" L5, such as Pat Metheny. The ES-175 with humbuckers is prized for its full, rich tone. Some guitarists will try to mimic the rich resonant sound of this rather large hollow body instrument by turning the tone knob all the way down on smaller, or solid body, guitars.

This model guitar is not only used by jazz guitarists. Scotty Moore, the guitarist for Elvis Presley, played an ES-295, essentially a dual P-90-equipped, all gold ES-175. Such rock legends as Steve Howe have taken up the ES-175 due to its high level of craftsmanship and playability. Gibson released the Herb Ellis ES-165 as a signature reissue of his original 1957 ES-175.

The denomination 175 came from the original price tag of the first ES, which was $175.00.

The Epiphone company also produces an ES-175 model, available only in golden and black colours. The Epiphone model has an arched back as well. It is also equipped with two AlNiCo wax-dipped P90s.

The Gibson ES-175 features a volume and tone knob for each pickup and classic Kluson tuning heads. The Epiphone ES-175 features a volume and tone knob for each pickup and Schaller tuning heads.

Notable ES-175 users

References

*Bacon, Tony. "Electric Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia"
*Marshall, Wolf. "Best of Jazz Guitar", pp. 4-5

External links

* [http://www.gibson.com/products/gibson/Classic/ES-175.html Gibson ES-175]


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