Gibson ES-175 and ES-175D

Catalogue appearances

Gibson ES-175D description | ES-175 Catalogue appearances | ES-175 timeline

The ES-175, and dual pickup ES-175D were very important guitars in the Gibson line, and as such were continually available from their inception (1949 andd 1953 respectively) to the present. These guitars were benchmarks for Gibson quality, and although certainly not cheap, neither were they unobtainable to a serious jazz musician. The model appeared in all full-line catalogues, as well as several brochures dedicated to electric acoustics. Click on the images below to see the ES-175 in each catalogue.

1958 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

From the 1958 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

Extremely easy to play and comfortable to hold

1960 Gibson full line catalogue

From the 1960 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

The Florentine cutaway design provides easy access to the entire fret range

1962 Gibson full line catalogue

From the 1962 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

Beautiful arched top and back of select maple with matching rims, black-and-white ivoroid binding

1963 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

From the 1963 Gibson electric guitar and bass catalogue

Easy to play and comfortable to hold, it produces a brilliant distortion-free tone

Gibson 1966 Full Line catalogue

From the 1966 Gibson full line catalogue

The modern cutaway design provides easy access to the entire fret range

1970 Gibson electric acoustics catalogue

The 1970 Gibson electric acoustics catalogue

Easy to play and comfortable to hold

1972 Guitar of the Month Showcase

The 1972 Guitar of the Month Showcase

The ES-l75-D is already a legendary guitar, one of the first instruments to successfully usher in the electric age of music

1975 Gibson Electric Acoustics catalogue

From the 1975 Electric Acoustic catalogue

Gibson's electric acoustic guitars helped many artists rise to the top

1978 Gibson catalogue

The 1978 Gibson catalogue also shows the ES-175CC - the Charlie Christian model, with one single coil Charlie Christian pickup - though this variant did not ship until 1979.

1983 Gibson catalogue

From the 1983 Gibson catalogue

The new ES-175D is a response to practical input from players who want a more focused sound for expressive applications. It is built with an arched maple top bound to a mahogany back and matching rims. It feels the same as the original ES-175, but the characteristically full acoustic sound emerges with a greater degree of warmth.

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Marty Comment left 23rd September 2015 17:05:37 reply
HI, I have a 1954 Gibson ES-175 in really great shape. It was my brother-in-laws who passed away. What can I expect to get if I sell it?? Thank you very much