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Gibson ES-175

Gibson ES-175

The Les Paul's impact on the worlds of rock 'n' roll and blues was absolutely titanic. In the realm of jazz, the instrument that had the same monumental effect is the Gibson ES-175.

When the ES-175 debuted with a run of 129 in 1949, it nudged aside the ES-150, which had been the guitar of choice for jazz innovators like Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. The ES-175 also proved a more manageable and less costly alternative to the L-5s thanks to its smaller body size and laminated top.

  • Originally released in 1949, with a comfortable body size and stylish pointed cutaway, it quickly became the most popular guitar of the jazz world
  • Plain laminated maple top, Curly laminated maple back, and rims
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 20 fret, bound rosewood fingerboard
  • Multi-ply bound top and single-ply bound back
  • 175 neck profile
  • Chrome hardware
  • Pearl split parallelogram inlays
  • 24.75 inch scale length
  • 1 11/16 inch nut width
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Vintage Tulip tuners
  • ’57 Classic neck and bridge humbuckers
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Gibson black levant hardshell case included with this guitar


In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for some measurements to vary from those listed.