Gibson ES-175D Sunburst 1955

6-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-175D Sunburst 1955

Vintage
Serial #A21518

Description & Specs

Summary

Finish: Original

Top Material: Maple Top

Body Material: Maple Body

Body Details: Maple laminate hollow body showing heavy finish checking and chipping

Neck Material: Mahogany Neck

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck Profile: C-Shape

Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret: .87", 12th: .98"

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00

Nut Width: 1-11/16"

Scale Length: 24-3/4"

Neck Details: One-piece mahogany set neck with a bound Brazilian rosewood board, split-parallelogram pearloid inlays, truss adjustment at the headstock -- Frets 1 through 8 have been replaced. There is some chipping in the board around the these frets. -- A strap button has been installed to the base of the heel

Electronics: Two P-90 pickups, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch, volume & tone controls -- The lead wire solder joints appear touched up at the base of the neck pickup. Shrink tube has been added because the original tap has deteriorated and fallen off. -- The pickups and wiring harness are original with no other signs of modifications or repairs. The pot codes date from 1955.

Pickup Measurements: Neck: 7.8 kΩ, Bridge: 8 kΩ

Hardware: Non-original strap buttons

Weight: 5 lbs 14.6 oz

Modifications / Repairs: Frets 1-8 have been refretted -- Touched up solder joints on the base of the neck pickup -- Non-original strap buttons

Case Details: Non-original hard shell case

Cosmetic Condition: This 175 shows nice aging and play wear. A lot of finish checking and chipping is present throughout the body. The finish is worn from the back of the neck exposing the mahogany. There is a footprint around the toggle switch from a past switchwasher. There are finger indents in the fretboard, most notable on the treble side near the 2nd fret. Various other nicks and dings exist.

Serial Number: A21518

Tech Notes: Currently, set up with 10-gauge wound 3rd strings. low action, and optimal neck relief. The frets are small showing light play wear. The replaced frets are a slightly different size. -- The serial number and electronics date this Gibson from 1955.

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