Good condition (Repaired headstock crack (not all the way through) some weather crazing 1 ding on back of headstock, several small dings on sides)
So, you want a Gibson ES-175 but the budget won't allow it? Well, have I got the guitar for you. This is a player's grade Eastman ES175 clone that comes in at a mere $449. It does have a repaired headstock crack that never was fully broken off and has been professionally repaired and is totally stable.
Unveiled in 1949, Gibson’s ES-175 has been a jazz workhorse for years, preferred by improvisers like Jim Hall, Joe Pass, and Pat Metheny, and virtuosic rockers like Steve Howe and Mark Knopfler. The model has gone through a lot of pickup changes over its lifetime, including single- and twin-P-90 versions, as well as and single- and twin-humbucker incarnations. The 24 3/4"-scale Eastman AR371CESB uses a single humbucker in the neck position of its 16" laminated maple body, which also features a florentine cutaway that meets up with a 20-fret rosewood fretboard inlaid with split parallelogram markers—all of which is very Gibson-esque. The Eastman does deviate from convention on several important counts, however. It uses a 3-piece maple neck with a 1.75" nut rather than the traditional one-piece mahogany neck with a 1.687" nut. The Eastman also uses 5-ply binding on the top and 3-ply binding on the back, whereas the ES-175 has 3-ply on both.
Laminate 16" Maple body with Sharp Florentine cutaway
3-piece Maple neck
24 3/4" scale
1.6875" nut width
Single neck position top mounted humbucker
Top mounted volume and tone controls
Single-ply fretboard and f-holes
Kluson Style tuners with "Tulip" buttons
Pearloid double parallelogram position markers
Chrome plated hardware
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UPS is my preferred method of shipment, but I can ship via the carrier of your choice. All shipping and insurance charges are to be paid by the purchaser. The costs for shipping via Fedex Ground are as follows: CT DC DE MA MD ME NH NJ NY PA RI VT = $40 AL FL GA IA IL IN KY MI MN MS NC OH SC TN WI WV = $55 KS MO ND NE SD = $65 AR AZ CA CO ID LA MT NV NM OR OK TX UT WA WY = $70 Shipping charges via other services and to other destinations are determined on a case by case basis.
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