Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
1958 Gibson Electric Guitar and Amplifier Catalogue Page 7
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Gibson 1958 electric guitars and amplifiers catalogue. Page 7. Details of the Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster guitar; another archtop jazz model. ES stands for Electric Spanish.
The guitar shown on this catalogue page has three single-coil P90 pickups, with black plastic covers, however by the time of it's final catalogue appearance in the next Gibson catalogue, these had been upgraded to gold-covered PAF humbuckers. See the ES-5 in the 1960 Gibson catalogue.
1958 zone 1 US prices: ES-5 Switchmaster $450 ($475 natural finish)