Gibson Es 175 Guitar ( 1949-1971 )
The gibson es-175 guitars were one of the most important electric archtop guitars ever to come out of kalamazoo , its an all time classic and was a true players guitar .
During the 50s the gibson es 175 was extremely popular because it was affordable ($175) , and it had that deep body , warm , distinctive woodiness sound which was found only in more expensive gibson guitars such as the johnny smith and the L-5 .
The Es-175 was introduced in 1949 , it has a single pointed cutaway , one sunk in cavity pickup in the neck position (p-90) , bound body top and back , double parallelogram fingerboard inlays and were made in natural and sunburst finishes .
In 1957 the p-90 pick ups were replaced with a humbucker pickup , es-175 guitars were Discontinued in 1971 .
Vintage Prices For 2008 :
1949 - 1951 > $4500 to $5500 ( p90 pickups)
1952 - 1956 > $4000 to $4500
1957 - 1959 > $6000 to $7000 (Humbucker)
1960 - 1964 > $4500 to $6000
1965 - 1966 > $3500 to $4000
1967 - 1969 > $4500 to $6000 ( Black )
1967 - 1971 > $2400 to $3000 ( various colors )
Avg Upward Trend Of 12% a Year since 2000
The es-175 was played by jazz guitar virtuosos like Kenny Burell , Jim Hall , Herb Ellis ,Joe Pass ,Pat Metheny , and some rock guitarists such as Steve Howe , Mark Knopfler and more .
Gibson Es 175 d ( 1952 To Present )
In 1953 gibson also introduced the es 175 but with double p-90 pickups and called it the es-175d , in 1957 the p-90 pickups were replaced with humbuckers , these guitars are still in production .
Vintage Price Value For 2008 :
1952 - 1956 > $5500 to $7000 ( p-90 )
1957 - 1959 > $11000 to $13000 ( Humbuckers )
1960 - 1963 > $5000 to $7500
1964 - 1966 > $3900 to $5700
1967 - 1969 > $3300 to $4000 ( various colors )
1970 - 1979 > $3000 to $3500
1980 - 1999 > $2000 to $2500
1952 - 1967 : Avg Upward Trend Of 12% a Year since 2000
1967 - 2000 : Avg Upward Trend Of 4% a Year since 2000
Note : 60s models with PAFs can be sold for more .
Other gibson es 175 guitar models were made along the way such as the es 175 t and the es 175 cc . The es-175t was introduced in 1978 , it was the same guitar but thinline , single pointed cutaway , 2 humbuckers and were made in natural , sunburst and wine red finishes , were discontinued in 1980 . Price valued at $2400 to $2700 .
The es 175 cc had one charlie christion pickup and were made in walnut and sunburst colors
discontinued in 1979 . Price : $3000 to $3300
In 1991 , gibson also introduced the es 165 herb ellis model which is based on the es-175 ( single pickup , parallelogram inlays , hollow body , later on gibson started making the es 165 with a floating neck pickup and a volume knob on the pick guard . )
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