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Gibson / ES175 Sunburst / 1982 / Guitar

This Gibson ES-175D with serial number 8195205 was made in 1982 and is in completely original condition and is very clean. This ES-175 has come out of the Gibson factory as a factory second. These 'seconds' often had a cosmetic flaw and were sold to dealers or staff for a small price. Those small, cosmetic flaws can no longer be seen on used guitars. In addition, there is also a rumor that Gibson employees occasionally labeled good guitars as 'seconds' so that they could buy these guitars relatively affordable. This Gibson ES-175 has the typical laminated maple hollow body, finished in a vintage sunburst. The 3-piece maple neck gives a slightly different character and tone, with a shorter scale length. The pickups in this 'Norlin' era guitar are made by Tim Shaw and are arguably the best PAF replicas out there. The neck pickup has a full, rich and defined sound and the bridge pickup is balanced and has a nice high. This ES-175D is in very good condition with traces of use including playwear, a few small dings and some blemishes. There is some weatherchecking on the body, but she is otherwise very clean for a 40 year old guitar. Specifications Model: ES-175 Finish: Tobacco Sunburst Body Material: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Top Material: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple Lefty No Body Details: Creme body bindings, multi-layered top trim, 3-ply black pickguard Neck Material: 3-piece Maple Neck Profile: C-shape Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Pearl Split parallelogram inlay Nutwidth: 43 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24 3/4" Bridge: Tune-o-matic with rosewood base Tailpiece: Trapeze Pickups: Tim Shaw pickups Tuners: Gibson Original Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-way Switch. Weight: 3.30kg Condition: Very Good Cosmetic Condition: Traces of use including playwear, a few small dings and some blemishes. There is some weatherchecking on the body, but she is otherwise very clean for a 40 year old guitar. Modifications/ Repairs: None Tech Notes: None Travels in: Original hardshell case Accessories: None MB
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Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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