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USED Gibson ES-175 CC

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Here we have an incredible 1980 Gibson ES-175CC, these were only made for a few years and featured the unique Charlie Christian style pickup.

Condition: 8/10 – This guitar was clearly someones pride and joy, it has been so well looked after! The body of the guitar shows a few light marks here and there, nothing you wouldn’t expect to find on a 43 year old Nitro finished guitar! No dings or cracks anywhere to be found. The body shows some light patina on the top by the tailpiece.

Neck: 8/10 – Yet again, no bumps or dings in the back of the neck. It’s a lovely Slim(ish) taper, fits perfectly in the hand for effortless playing. Frets are original and are in very good condition, years of life left. The guitar has a lovely dark Rosewood fingerboard and the inlays have gone off colour a bit, looks way better than any Murphy lab! Only thing to note is either side of the headstock there are a few lacquer cracks, no headstock break though.

Hardware: 8/10 – All original hardware, I’m amazed how little tarnishing is on the tailpiece and tuners. Everything works perfectly.

Electrics: 8/10
Sockets, pots and switches etc are wear and tear items. The electrics on this guitar have been tested and are in very good working order, but my standard disclaimer is it’s a used guitar and one must expect SOME occasional electrical ‘scratching’ noise, crackling and popping when adjusting pots and switches. In our opinion the electrics on this guitar exhibit less than average ‘noise’ in normal play but there’s no guarantee how long they will stay in this condition.

This guitar has been lovingly set up by Jon, one of the UK’s most highly regarded and experienced guitar techs.
That doesn’t mean this guitar is the best playing guitar ever, it just means that he has taken the time to set it up. Adjust the action, intonation etc so that it plays as well as can be expected and stays in tune as good as any guitar of this type does.
We all have differing styles and demands from our instruments. Some of us like fast n low actions for fretboard burning licks, others prefer a high n mightly action for show stopping windmills and downtuned heavy riffing and everything in between. No one set up suits all!
This specific guitar has been set up sympathetically for it’s style so has a fairly low action, and minimal fret buzzing.

Case: Comes with the original Gibson hard case

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About Guitar Mania – MULTI award winning shop

We first opened our doors in 1994. Since then we have expanded and grown in size and popularity to become one of the South’s leading guitar shops. Our commitment to a friendly, knowledgeable and personal service has won us a collection of awards. These include: Three times winner of the prestigious FENDER EUROPEAN TOP DEALER AWARD for service, knowledge and commitment to Fender products. (They only presented them for three years) And SEVEN times award winners at the Poole Retail Awards ‘Top of the Shops’ event, including overall Best Independent Shop and Best Customer Service.

Our aim is to provide the highest levels of customer care, to offer a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and still offer the lowest possible prices.
Because we are all passionate guitarists ourselves note that all our guitars are dispatched:

Inspected – check for scratches, dents etc
Tuned – Stretching each string for optimum tuning stability
Set up – adjust action and intonation as required
Tested – give it a play to make sure we like it ! (Tough job huh ?)
Ready to Play – now it’s your turn !

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Sunday: CLOSED

Shipping Weight 14 kg
Dimensions 110 × 40 × 23 cm
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