Description

The poor ES-175. More often than not, it's gets its PAF pickups scavenged and it valuable parts swapped out. This 57 is a victim but at least the replacement pickups are really excellent. The original early PAFs have been replaced with a set of Throbak SLE 101 pluses. Most of the rest of the guitar is original. Thanks to the tech who replaced the pickups for going the extra mile-- the original harness is intact including the shielding cans. The volume pots are a little scratchy but I'll clean them before it sells. The only other parts that have been changed are the tuners (later Gibson Deluxe) and the switch tip. There was a strap pin at the heel that was removed and the hole filled. There is a phone number scratched into the back of the headstock. The guitar is a 9+ out of ten and is a wonderful player. If this had it's original PAFs, I would have priced it at $10K or more. But it's not so we knock off the value of the PAFs and the other changed parts and you get a spectacularly great player that can be put back to 99% for thousands less. Original brown case.

OK Guitars

OK Guitars

1957
Gibson
Excellent
Sunburst
Original Hard
$5,500
OK Guitars
Charles Gelber
203 858 0098
Kent, CT
8:24 AM
Summer hours Fri-Sun 1 PM- 4 PM. Weekdays by appointment.

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Buyer pays for shipping and insurance. Shipping is based on actual cost for Ground. Overnight and 2 day is additional. International shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Delivery in New York City (Manhattan) is sometimes available or pick up at my store in Kent, CT.

48 Hour approval. Buyer pays return shipping. No returns on vintage amps.