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Vintage 1989
 
 
GIBSON
 
ES-175
 
 
 
A Beautiful example of a 1989 ES-175 !
 
 
Hardly any damage marks on the guitar and full of character and mojo from natural ageing and oxidisation of the hardware.
 
 
Body and neck are virtually free from dings and scratches and exhibit gorgeous natural checking and 'mellowing' of the Sunburst finish.
 
 
Binding is in stunning condition with no cracking or dings... The lacquer has aged to that beautiful butter cream colouring that looks amazing against the Sunburst top !
 
 
 
 
headstock is very clean ...nice clean edges ...see pics ...again has natural lacquer checking which looks fantastic.
 
 
No breaks or repairs of any kind.
 
 
Truss rod functions perfectly and the neck is nice and straight with the correct, ever so slight relief.
 
 
Frets have minimal wear ! with plenty of meat on them ! ...quite remarkable for the age really....
 
 
 
6 Tuners have been replaced with genuine Gibson Deluxe Nickel Tuners as 2 of the originals were shot and wobbly (not present sadly) 4 of the original tuners are in the case compartment. These have slightly different button material so could not be matched perfectly so the full set was the best way to go.
 
 
Electronics are completely original with original solder joints and pots. Guitar comes with the original and highly coveted Tim Shaw pickups which sound spectacular ! Warm and smooth... perfect for a Jazz box ! A really nice set !
 
 
These pickups alone often sell for $1000 Dollars a set plus shipping and import tax on top ! ....that is when you can find them !
 
 
1984 -1990 were the only years Gibson made the 175 with the Mahogany back and sides which adds more depth of note and a warmer, more rounded tone ...
 
 
This is a very nice ES-175 in all aspects and at a sensible price compared to others especially being a well cared for Vintage example !
 
 
This guitar has hardly been played over the last 35 years and has been loved and cherished.... this is clearly evident. A credit to the previous owners.
 
 
 
 
Comes with original hardcase in good cosmetic condition with pink furry interior and shroud. One latch is missing but could easily be replaced and does not affect the functionality.
 
 

 

♚SUPERB♚Vintage 1989♚GIBSON ES-175 ♚Tobacco Burst♚Mahogany!♚TIM SHAW PuPs !♚OHSC

£3,495.00Price
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