A faithful reissue of the instrument that has been seen in the hands of Joe Pass, Scotty Moore, and Wes Montgomery, the Limited Edition Epiphone ES-175 Premium Electric Guitar features a pair of Gibson USA '57 Classic pickups and vintage-inspired "aged" Lacquer finish, giving both the sound and the look of the original.
Although created in 1949 as a mid-size, more affordable L-5, the original ES-175 quickly gained popularity and became the foundation for proceeding archtops to build on. Its legendary capacity to push the envelope is something that is continued in today’s design, in the Epiphone ES-175 Premium.
The fully hollow jazz box design of the Epiphone Limited Edition ES-175 Premium Electric Guitar is created with an all-laminated maple body, which is finished in a vintage-inspired “aged” lacquer and accented by a single ply binding and traditional 3-ply black and white pickguard. Also in attendance is the same distinctive Florentine (sharp) cutaway that appeared in the design of the original.
Hand-fitted and glued into the body of the Epiphone Limited Edition ES175 Premium Electric Guitar is a solid mahogany neck carved to the SlimTaper profile. Joining this is a bound rosewood fingerboard with a 12” radius measurement and 1.68” nut width, and it is adorned with classic split-parallelogram inlays. Giving accurate, intuitive tuning is a set of Grover, 18:1 ratio tuners found at the ES-175’s iconic “sloped dovewing” headstock.
At the other end of the Epiphone ES 175 Premium’s neck is a floating rosewood base with pinned Tune-o-Matic, partnered with a classic "Zig-Zag" Trapeze tailpiece.
In 1957 the original model included a pair of humbuckers, so it’s quite fitting for this recreation to be fitted with a pair of Gibson USA ‘57 Classic humbuckers. With the same PAF sound, these pickups offer a massive tonal range and astute sensitivity. Control over these is given to you by the Epiphone ES-175 Premium Electric Guitar’s complement of a three-way pickup selector, two volume controls, and two tone controls.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model ES-175 Premium Top Material Laminated Maple Body Material Laminated Maple Neck Material Solid Mahogany Neck Profile SlimTaper Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Parallelogram inlays Fingerboard Radius 12" Pickups Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker(Bridge)
Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker(Neck)
Pickup Config. HH Active/Passive Passive Controls 3-way Pickup Selector
Bridge Floating Rosewood Base with "Tune-o-Matic" Bridge; Pinned Tailpiece Traditional "Zig-Zag" Trapeze Hardware Finish Nickel Tuners Grover Pickguard 3-Ply: Black/White/Black Finish Ebony - Vintage-Inspired, "aged" Lacquer
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