Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D Reissue - Vintage Burst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Burst
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Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D Reissue - Vintage Burst
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Own the Jazzbox

Serving up the rich, sultry tones you can only get from a '50s Gibson "jazzbox," this Gibson Custom 1959 ES-175D Reissue will take you to vintage hollowbody heaven. Play this ES-175D, and you'll be hooked from the first strum, immersing yourself in full, seductive, smoky jazz tones. At Sweetwater, we love how this ES-175D's twin MHS humbuckers enhance the vintage quality of this remarkable hollowbody. We invite you to take a peek at this exquisite ES-175D. Collectors have been hunting down vintage ES-175s for years, so you won't want to miss out on this spectacular Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D!

Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D Reissue at a Glance:
  • Over 60 years of smooth jazz tone
  • Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers
  • Gibson Memphis's commitment to quality
Over 60 years of smooth jazz tone

When you pick up the Gibson Custom 1959 ES-175D Reissue hollowbody, you're holding one of the most definitive jazz guitars money can buy. In fact, the ES-175D is so popular with players worldwide, that it's one of the few Gibson models that has been in constant production since its introduction in 1949. The combination of vibrant, organic tones and exceptional playability makes the 1959 ES-175D Reissue a guitar you'll treasure for a lifetime.

Legendary tone from Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) humbuckers

Tonal excellence is yours when you plug this Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D into your favorite tube amplifier. With a pair of Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) alnico humbuckers, which are based on '50s-era pickups and designed to enhance the sound of hollowbody guitars, you'll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock tones. The Alnico III neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the Alnico II bridge pickup, and you'll command sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean.

Gibson Memphis's commitment to quality

When you want a premium hollowbody or semi-hollowbody guitar, there's nothing like a Gibson. Handbuilt at the Gibson Memphis Custom Shop, these guitars feature premium craftsmanship and carefully selected tonewoods that give you amazing playability and tone. Countless jazz, rock, and blues players have used Gibson hollowbodies for decades. Take it from Sweetwater - this Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D Reissue will give you years of great performance!

Gibson Memphis 1959 ES-175D Reissue Features:
  • Built to vintage specs, capturing the legendary ES-175D look and sound
  • Hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
  • Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) alnico humbuckers
  • Hot hide-glue neck joint preserves resonance and sustain
  • Bumblebee capacitors and matched-set pots for accurate vintage tone
  • Handmade "Zig Zag" tailpiece delivers excellent tone and volume
  • VOS finish gives you the look of a well-maintained gem from the '50s
  • Tulip Kluson tuners maintain intonation
Own the jazzbox - the Gibson Custom 1959 ES-175D Reissue!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape ES-175
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Maple
Top Material Maple
Color Vintage Burst
Body Finish VOS treated nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Soft C
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Aged Celluloid Split Parallelogram
Number of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.704"
Nut Material Nylon
Bridge/Tailpiece Zig-zag
Tuners Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup MHS Humbucker
Bridge Pickup MHS Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings .012, .016, .025, .034, .044, .056
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number ES7D16VBNH1

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