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Gibson / ES175D Natural / 1956 / Guitar

Only the most aesthetically pleasing wood was used on naturally finished Gibsons and that is the case  for this one. The maple body shows through the original finish that shows characteristic weather checking. The natural finish contrasts in an appealing manner with the black plastics used on the pickguard and P-90 pickup covers that have reformed and worn a bit throughout the years. The black headstock overlay has a similiar level of authenticity with its weather checking and crown inlay. The barely worn fretboard has the dual parallelogram inlay and the pointed end trapeze tailpiece features a triple parallelogram making the look complete. Some of the inlays have been reglued onto the fretboard, the frets have been worked on but are original, so is the rest of the guitar; pots, tuners, knobs, bridge, screws. Also, it includes the original green lining case! This means this guitar has got it all, the sound, the playability, mojo, authenticity and collectibility value. Specifications Model: ES-175-D Finish: Natural Body Material: Maple Top Material: Maple Lefty No Body Details: Crème binding, black pickguard and trip, Rosewood Bridge, Trapezed tailpiece Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: Medium C-shape Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: Bound fretboard, split parallelograms Nutwidth: 42.8 mm (1 11/16’’) Scale Length: 628 mm (24 23/32") Bridge: Rosewood Original Tailpiece: - Pickups: Original P90's Tuners: Kluson Deluxe Style (Original) Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch Weight: 2.76 kg Condition: Excellent Cosmetic Condition: Great for its age. The usual vintage wear; weatherchecking and a dent here or there. Nothing out of the ordinary. Modifications/ Repairs: None Tech Notes: None Travels in: Original Hardshell case Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
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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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