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1968 Gibson ES-175 Hollowbody Guitar #990047 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A Very Rare Vintage Black ES-175!


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Condition: Used, Very Good

From Joe Pass to John Frusciante, the ES-175 has an incredible heritage that's evident from the second you plug it in. This splendid example from 1968 has a bit of wear, but is altogether well kept and a treasure sure to put a smile on your face. The tone is round, warm, and versatile with plenty to work with thanks to Gibson's classic 2 Volume, 2 Tone control scheme. The neck feels incredibly comfortable and makes playing a breeze. We expect no less from one of the most iconic jazz boxes of all time, and this guitar delivers!

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1968 Gibson ES 175 - Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Eddie Berman plays a 1968 Gibson ES-175 Hollowbody Guitar 990047 [pre-owned], with a Mesa Boogie California Tweed 1x12 Combo, Bronco / Tan, and a Universal Audio UAFX Starlight Echo Station.

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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.


Model: ES-175

Serial Number: 990047

Body: Maple

Top: Maple

Neck: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

Finish: Gloss Ebony

Neck Profile: Deep C

Fingerboard Radius:

Nut Width: 1.56"

Frets to the body: 14

Scale length: 24 3/4"

Bridge type: Rosewood

Pickups: Original Humbuckers

Switching: 3-Way Toggle

Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone

Case: Hardshell