Gibson 1988 ES 175 Sunburst Archtop Guitar #88408509 Mahogany back and sides


Gibson Guitars

Guitar Type

Archtop Electric, Archtop Hollow Body

Lower Bout Width


Body Depth


Nut Width


Fingerboard Scale


Wood Composition



Maple, Spruce



Pickup Type

2 Set Humbucker



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Our goal at Guitars ‘n Jazz is to find you the best possible instrument that not only matches your personal requirements and play-style, but is also a guitar that you enjoy playing and look forward to picking up.

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SKU: Gibson ES 175 Archtop Guitar. Categories: , .

Ever since it hit the scene in 1949 the Gibson ES-175 has remained the world’s favorite “jazz box”, Body: The classic fully-hollow single-cutaway design

Product Description

Original Rare vintage 1988 sunburst Gibson es175 is in solid vintage condition, and displays only the light natural play wear one would expect from a well loved, well cared for and babied instrument of this age The neck is gorgeous, arrow straight with plenty of fret life. The Brazilian rosewood board, and mahogany back and sides delivers great warmth and subtle tone reminiscent  to the street jazz singers of the 40’s and 50’s. Tones are so much warmer and soulful with great expression and feeling.  She  is a joy under the fingers, and she is just a pleasure to play. The body is delightfully resonant and the guitar is really quite loud acoustically, due to the quality old woods and fully hollow design. There is something about the fit of these old gibsons that just jumps out at you; so finger friendly! She will be perfect for the professional studio, player or found in the mahogany back 175 even collector for whom the real this really matters. Plays like a dream, no repairs needed. The tone warmth  and subtlies
The gibson case pictured is included. Guitars’nJazz Summit, NJ

Fingerboard: Rosewood with split-parallelogram inlays

Figured woods: Figured maple top/ Mahogany back and sides

Fingerboard binding: Rolled for superb playing comfort

Truss rod: Historic truss rod

Pickups: Two 57 Classic humbuckers

Bridge: Rosewood

Finish: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer -Scale: 24 3/4, 1.68″ Nut

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