Gibson 1998 ES-175D Natural Archtop Electric Guitar - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A delicious flamed maple ES-175D in natural finish!

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We were thrilled to see this iconic guitar hit our doorstep.  You know what you're getting into as soon as you open that Gibson hardshell case and see those appointments looking back up at you--the full range of classic tones that have come to be expected not just as industry standards but as pillars of an entire art form.  I can't think of an instrument that achieves a better balance between warm, full tonality and crystal clear articulation (that flamed maple isn't just gorgeous to behold!) or shifts, at the flick of a switch, through decades of Jazz, Blues, Swing, and onward.  Whether you prefer solid state or tube amplifier, your playing will take on new life and energy with this mighty jazz box in your lap.  Call us up today to find out more about this particular ES-175D's history--you might find yourself embarking on a new musical chapter of your own with this guitar in hand! 

 

**Consignment Item, Selling AS IS**

Condition: Used, Great - Some light pickguard scratching

Weight: 6.95

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history  and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flame top sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solid body acoustic guitar.

Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

1998

Serial Number: 90578550

Top: Flame Maple 

Sides and Back: Flame Maple

Neck: Solid Mahogany 

Fingerboard: Solid Rosewood 

Fingerboard Inlay: Dual-parallelogram Mother of Pearl 

Peghead Inlay: Thistle

Pickups: Gibson PAF-style Humbuckers 

Pickguard: Beveled 5-ply 

Knobs: Gold Bonnet 

Control Switch: 3-way

Scale length: 24 3/4"

Nut Width: 1 11/16" 

Tailpiece: Trapeze with Raised Parallelogram Crossbar

Bridge: Floating Tune-o-Matic (Original Wooden Floating Tune-o-matic in Case) 

Tuning Keys: Genuine Kluson Deluxe Single-Ring Tulip 

Body Size at Lower Bout: 16"

Case: Original Brown Gibson Hardshell