Many players agree that ES175 eached its full potential in 1959, leading up to that Gibson replaced the its original P-90s with PAF humbucking pickups and designed a new rounded, ultra-comfortable neck profile. The Gibson 1959 ES175 Historic Hollowbody Electric Guitar recreates this vintage classic with Gibson’s proprietary nitrocellulose lacquer finish and VOS process for a gently aged look. The nickel hardware exhibits a mellow, aged patina to recreate the entire look sound and feel of the Historic 1959 ES175.
Gibson 1959 ES175 Historic Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features
- Full Hollowbody with 3ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Back and Top
- Mahogany Neck with Hand-selected Dark Rosewood
- Aged-Cellouse Plastic Split Parallelogram Inlays
- TonePros Kluson Tuners with Tulip Buttons
- Original Spec Zig Zag Style Tailpiece
- '57 Classic Humbucker Pickup
- Includes Custom Shop Silkscreened Case
To recreate the 1959 ES175, Gibson Custom Memphis employs all the tonewoods, components and constructional details that helped to make the original legendary. The body, designed by Gibson to reduce feedback in a full-depth archtop, is made from three-ply plain maple with an AAA plain maple top face. From the pointed Florentine cutaway, to the solid maple rims with replica cotton rim stays, to the precise binding dimensions and colors, every effort has been made to ensure the look of the 1959 ES175 is dead-on.
The set neck is made from solid mahogany with a bound rosewood fingerboard inlaid with characteristic split-parallelogram position markers. Carved to a comfortably rounded late ’50s profile with hand-rolled binding, it exudes the playing feel of a well-aged classic. A mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and crown inlay grace the headstock, along with a set of vintage-style, single-line TonePros tuners with amber tulip buttons.
The hardware complement is completed by a multi-ply ES175 pickguard, traditional floating rosewood bridge, and a correct 'zig-zag' trapeze tailpiece made on the original building forms, previously lost for decades.
Original late ’50s ES175s benefited from the glorious tone of some of the most revered pickups ever created, Gibson’s hallowed “PAF” humbuckers, and Gibson Custom Memphis goes all out to achieve that sound in this recreation of the classic. A single Aged ’57 Classic humbucker accurately transmits the 1959 ES175’s acoustic voice, while adding the warmth, depth, edge and articulation that made PAFs famous in the first place. They are wired through original-spec 500k CTS potentiometers with “Bumble Bee” tone capacitors.
All together this guitar breathtakingly recreates the total look, feel and sound of the highly prized original, and represents one of the most comfortable, playable historic guitar reproductions Gibson has provided the market in years.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior and charcoal interior, and includes Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual and adjustment literature, and protection by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
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