Derek Bailey
Derek Bailey 2
Gibson guitar
This Gibson ES 175 was Derek’s
principal guitar for many years,
in use during his commercial music
career and throughout his time as
an improviser.
It was made in 1963 and its serial
number is 120592.
Text by John Russell
guitarist and former pupil of Derek Bailey

Gibson photos by Susie Barnes
instruments 1 Derek Bailey's Gibson ES 175
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