A very nice 1953 Gibson ES-175 guitar in excellent condition. It is set up with 12-52 D'Addario Jazz Lights (EJ-21) strings. A recent fret mill and setup was done to the guitar and it plays great. The neck is straight and the truss rod functions smoothly in both directions. The bridge has plenty of height adjustment left, should you want to lower the action. The frets have plenty of height and life left.
The tuning machines were changed to a set of Grover Rotomatics. However, the original Kluson tuners are in the case pocket and are in very nice condition with the original grommets and screws, should you want to convert back to original machine heads. Also, the previous owner apparently tripped over his guitar cable, causing the area around the input jack hole to crack. This has been repaired, and a jack plate has been added to reinforce the cracks. The tailpiece, pickguard, bridge, truss rod cover, and pickups are original parts and are in nice condition.
The finish on the body of the guitar is original with light checking to the lacquer on the body. The top and back have only minor scratches or dings to the finish, and there are very few of them. There are more noticeable dings on the side of the guitar in the area of the input jack. The back of the neck has numerous chips and dings, and it has been touched up with an over-spraying to make it feel smooth to the touch. All in all, the visual appearance of this ES-175 is excellent and well preserved for being 65 years old.
We have included good photographs of all areas of the finish in order to represent this guitar properly.
A newer Gibson hard shell case is included with the guitar.