Gibson Es 5 ( 1949 - 1955 )
In 1949 Gibson introduced the gibson es-5 guitar , it was a single cutaway archtop guitar , it had three p-90 pickups, maple body and rosewood fingerboard .
The gibson es-5 was the first production models to incorporate three pickups . Guitar players loved the variation of tone it gave , you could have used any of the three pickups or you could of combined all three .
The three pickups reproduce the full tones and harmonics that many guitar players seek today . ( very similar to the gibson es 350 ), guitar was made in natural and sunburst finishes . Gibson Ended production of the es 5 in 1955 and renamed it the es-5 switchmaster.
Vintage Guitar Value :
1949 to 1955 > $7500 to $9000
Avg Upward Trend Of 8% a Year since 2000
Gibson Es-5 Switchmaster ( 1956-1962 )
In 1955 gibson introduced the Gibson es-5 switchmaster guitar which was renamed from the es-5 , it had a single rounded cutaway until late 1960 , in 1961 and 62 they were pointed .
The Guitar had three p-90s until the end of 1957 , humbuckers were added after . They also included a swicthmaster control . Gibson Ended production of these guitars in 1962 .
Vintage Price Value :
1955 to 1957 > $7500 to $9500 ( 3 p-90 pickups )
1957 to 1960 > $10 000 to $14 000 ( humbuckers )
1960 to 1962 > $10 000 to $11 500 ( pointed cutaway )
1955 - 1957 > Avg Upward Trend Of 5% a Year since 2000
1957 - 1962 > Avg Upward Trend Of 6% a Year since 2000
In 1995 gibson intrduced the Es-5 switchmaster custom shop historic with p-90s or humvuckers optional and ended production in 2002 . Price Range $3000 to $3500
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