Gibson Memphis announces 1959 ES-175D Figured VOS at NAMM 2015.

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One of Gibson’s most iconic hollow body guitars has been upgraded for release at NAMM 2015 with new features and a highly figured maple top. Upgrades to the 1959 ES-175D Figured VOS include MHS humbuckers with Alnico magnets, CTS pots, nickel plated ‘VOS’ hardware, historic truss rod, rolled neck binding, 45 degree bevel on plastic parts and quartered Adirondack spruce braces. 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.

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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.

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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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