Gibson Memphis announces 1959 ES-175D and ES175DN at NAMM 2015

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The ES-175 is one of Gibson’s most enduring models and new for NAMM 2015 are the 1959 ES-175D in Vintage Burst and ES-175DN in Vintage Natural. This period correct hollow body model is an accurate reproduction of the original and features dual PAF-style pickups, a rounded, soft ‘C’ neck and classic arch-top tones. Other features include a maple/poplar/maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, aged celluloid split parallelogram inlays, mother-of-pearl Gibson logo, Kluson Single Ring tulip button tuners and a brass ‘Zig-Zag’ tailpiece with a rosewood compensated bridge.

Gibson 1959 ES-175D 2015 6-String Semi Acoustic Guitar Vintage Natural

Gibson has also installed MHS humbuckers with Alnico magnets, CTS pots, and nickel plated ‘VOS’ hardware. New feature include a historic truss rod, rolled neck binding, 45 degree bevel on plastic parts and quartered Adirondack spruce braces. Available in Vintage Burst and Vintage Natural, the 1959 ES-175 also includes a period correct hardshell case.

The Gibson Memphis 2015 Lineup

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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.

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