Gibson ES-175D Sunburst

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The Gibson ES-175D is the quintessential Jazz-guitar and one of the most recognizable guitar models with her sweet curves and sharp cutaway.

This well-kept 1988 Gibson ES-175D was a two-owner guitar and very well treated during her life. She sparkles in tone and looks. What a beauty. And what a tone. This is a stunning example from the post-Norlin era where Henry Juskiewicz led the company into a new future by focusing on quality of tonewood and build techniques. This ES is built with laminated Honduran Mahogany back & sides and a Big Leaf Maple top. For the fingerboard Madagascar Rosewood was used. Also, the one-piece Honduran Mahogany neck was re-reintroduced in that period. The low output PAF-style Tim Shaw sound bright, sweet, and full of character. They deliver those o so familiar warm, round tones from the neck pickup and a clear, articulate, and punchy tone from the bridge pickup. She is in excellent condition. We had our luthier do a fret job and upgraded the tuners with a nice set of high-quality Kluson-style Grover Vintage Deluxe. This is a very nice example featuring that deep dark Sunburst finish in a very clean shape with minimal signs of use for its age.

The ES-175D has been a staple of Modern and Progressive Jazz with its warm archtop tone, versatile pickup configuration, and excellent feel! With a fully hollow body and sharp Florentine cutaway, the Gibson ES-175D stands out as an all-time iconic jazz guitar. Although the ES-175 is noted as a jazz guitar, it has also been embraced by rock players like Yes’ Steve Howe who has a signature model. Other notable players are Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Babic Reinhart, and of course Steve Howe. Listen to a nice sound sample of Eric Poitras on a sister model here:


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  • One-year Diamond Guitars warranty.
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  • Model: ES-175D
  • Top: Laminated Maple top, reinforced with two parallel braces
  • Back & Sides: Laminated Honduran Mahogany
  • Body size: 16 ¼“ wide and 3 ½” deep
  • Triple binding on top
  • Single binding on back
  • Unbound f-holes
  • Florentine cutaway
  • Headstock: Classic Gibson
  • Headstock inlay: Pearl Parallelogram
  • Tuners: Grover Kluson-style Vintage Deluxe
  • Neck: One-piece Honduran Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Solid Madagascar Rosewood
  • Lacquer: Nitro Cellulose
  • Scale length – 24 3/4″
  • Nut width: 1 11/16” – 42.9 mm
  • Frets: 20 frets (14 to body)
  • Fretboard inlay: Double parallelogram
  • Bridge: Compensated Tune-o-Matic bridge on Rosewood base
  • Pickups: Two Tim Shaw  ’57 Classic humbuckers
  • Tailpiece: Nickel trapeze with raised-parallelogram crossbar
  • Case: original Hard-shell Gibson USA
  • Papers: Warranty Card