2012 Gibson ES 175 Memphis Custom Shop. Antiqued Faded Cherry finish. (HB092M)

The Blue Book Says:

ES-175 D (ES75)
– similar to the ES-175, except has two single coil (1951-56), two PAF humbucker (1957-1962), two Pat. No. humbucker (1962-Present, current pickups are ’57 Classic humbuckers) with four knobs (two v, two tone) and a three-way pickup switch, current dimensions are 16 in. wide, 20.5 in. long, and 3.5 in. thick, current mfg. utilizes curly maple/poplar/maple laminate top, sides, and back with mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard, available in Natural (disc.), Vintage Sunburst, or Wine Red (disc.) finish, mfg. 1951-present.

Gibson Says:

The Jazz Legend Returns

The Gibson Custom ES-175 Reissue gives you outstanding hollowbody electric guitar performance in a very comfortable body style. You’ll love the feel of this classic guitar’s rosewood-topped mahogany neck and the incredible balance of this guitar. You’ll also appreciate the upper fret access afforded by its single Florentine cutaway. Add the great-sounding ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, rock-solid hardware, and elegant appointments, and you’ll find that the ES-175 Reissue is a vintage-style beauty that works great for everything from jazz to rock to fusion – and beyond. Gibson Custom’s ES-175 – check it out.

Gibson Custom ES-175 Reissue Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:Rich in history, rich in tone

The Gibson Custom ES-175 hollowbody electric guitar serves up the rich, sultry tones you can only get from a ’50s Gibson “jazzbox.” The ES-175 was introduced in 1949 as an innovative solution to amplifying archtop guitars. In 1959, with the addition of an updated rounded neck profile and PAF humbucking pickups, the ES-175 earned its place as a first choice for jazz guitar. With a three-ply maple body (and AAA plain maple top), mahogany neck, and a bound rosewood fingerboard, this impeccable ES-175 reissue sports the same tonewoods that made the ES-175 perfect for smoky jazz tones – as well as updated, state-of-the-art ’57 Classic pickups suitable to a wide range of music styles. With accurate details like its florentine cutaway and vintage-style hardware, the Gibson Custom ES-175 hollowbody embodies the very soul of jazz guitar – but this axe can flex its muscles cross-genre (think: Pat Metheny).

You’ll treasure this guitar for a lifetimeWhen you pick up the Gibson Custom 1959 ES-175 hollowbody, you’re holding one of the most definitive jazz guitars money can buy. In fact, the ES-175 is so popular with players worldwide, that it’s one of the few Gibson models that has been in constant production since its introduction in 1949. The combination of vibrant, organic tones, and exceptional playability, make the ES-175 a guitar you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Gibson Custom’s commitment to qualityGibson’s Custom Shop took extra care with every detail of the ES-175. Every Gibson Custom guitar receives an ultra-precise Plek Pro setup, which optimizes the fretboard and nut for incredibly accurate intonation and a “just right” feel. And little touches like the adjustable rosewood/ABR bridge and the 17-degree headstock angle not only add to the amazing tone and feel, they remain true to the ES-175 as well as Gibson’s history.

Gibson Custom ES-175 Reissue Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:Great hollowbody for a range of styles
Beautiful Wine Red finish
Curly maple/poplar maple laminate top, back, and sides
Comfortable mahogany neck topped with rosewood fingerboard
Elegant pearloid split-parallelogram neck and holly headstock inlays
Distinctive Florentine cutaway, for great upper-fret access
Classy hardware
Hardshell case included

I say:

Very excited about this baby – the colour is great  – the tone is what you’d expect.

Simply beautiful Gibson Custom Shop ES 175 in Wine Red – no significant marks in the finish – no fret wear, no fingerboard wear.  It has a really nice D shaped neck and feels quite slim as gibson necks go…   The only thing I can see are minor polishing swirls, and I’ve to look really hard for those.

Electronics are all crackle free and fully functional.

The case (as pictured) is in equally good condition, and there’s the COA in the neck pocket.