gibson front
gibson back
gibson side
The guitar, with
its characteristic
Florentine cutaway
to the upper bout,
originally appeared
in 1949 with one
P90 pick up and was
priced at $175 hence
the name.
A two pick up model
was introduced in
1953 and humbucking
pick ups (designed
to lessen feedback)
were fitted from
February 1957. It was the first
guitar shipped by Gibson to
use humbuckers and was much
in demand by Jazz musicians
around the world, who appre-
ciated its distinctive tone and
instruments 2 Derek Bailey's Gibson ES 175
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