This is an ultra rare (especially in this figured wine-red colour), 9 years old, legendary archtop guitar a Gibson ES-175 in excellent condition! If there is collectible guitar then this is definitely a great example (just try to find another one)…Gibson stopped producing this instrument a few years ago. These ES-175 guitars were built by Gibson Custom.
PLEASE WATCH MY UNBOXING / REVIEW / DEMO VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/1vqMqwJCdeI
I think this guitar needs no introduction. It’s THE industry standard jazz box. Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass and a millions of jazz players use(d) this model. This beauty is ALL ORIGINAL, and it comes with its black Gibson Custom hard case (it has some age related issues – like myself 🙂 but it does the job, work properly – like myself 🙂 ). It’s just a great Jazz / Blues / Rock (think about Steve Howe from Yes) guitar and boy it sounds and plays great! As you can see and hear it on my demo video, this really sounds very very soft and velvety!!!
Somehow Gibson made this big body jazz guitar comfortable. I think this is the reason why even ultra fast jazz guitarists such Pat Metheny liked this model! Comfort, feel and seriously HUGE sound!
It’s ultra hard to find one especially THIS TOP OF THE RANGE model with the FIGURED top, back and sides in WINE RED colour! There were some cheaper models built with plain maple but this looks like a million bucks with the figured maple in wine red! It’s in EXCELLENT condition, there are some playing marks but absolutely no repairs, damages, NO BUCKLE RASH on the back, it has ZERO FRET-WEAR (so not been played too much). The hard case has some natural relic’ing but all latches work fine.