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

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple Body
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
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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