Gibson Custom Memphis ES 275 - Figured Dark Vintage Natural – USA 2016

by Gibson

$5,995.00 20243

From Gibson –

"The 2018 Gibson ES-275 Custom Figured Flame finish is a reinvented classic archtop designed with the modern player in mind. Honouring the long tradition of Gibson’s great jazz guitars in looks, tone and feel, the ES-275 Custom offers players of any musical genre a timeless instrument with modern functionality.

For improved access to the 22 fret dark rosewood fretboard, the thinline body design features a single rounded cutaway. The Grover Rotomatic tuners and pinned ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles offer precise intonation and tuning stability. Rich tones are always on tap thanks to the hand-wired control assembly with Orange Drop capacitors, 550K matched pots, and our MHS humbucking pickups."

Features –

Manufacturer: Gibson Memphis Custom Shop

Model: ES-275
Type: Thinline hollow-body Jazz guitar
Dimensions: 19” long  x  15 3/16” wide  x  2” deep
Wood and colour: Figured Maple in “Dark Vintage Natural” finish
Date of manufacture: 19 December 2016
Model number:  ES275 F16 DNGH1

Specs -

  • • Top 3-ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • • Back 3-ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • • Centre Block None
  • • Bracing Quarter Sawn Adirondack Spruce
  • • Binding Multi-ply
  • • Neck Quarter Sawn Mahogany
  • • Neck profile Rounded "C", Rolled Binding
  • • Fingerboard Dark Rosewood
  • • Inlays Mother of Pearl Full Block
  • • Nut Bone
  • • Nut Width 1.687"
  • • Scale Length 24.75"
  • • Number of Frets 22
  • • Finish Gold
  • • Bridge ABR-1 with titanium saddles and rosewood base
  • • Tailpiece Three Bar Archtop Tailpiece
  • • Tuners Grover Rotomatics
  • • Knobs Gold Speed Knobs
  • • Neck pickup MHS Humbucker Rhythm
  • • Bridge pickup MHS Humbucker Lead
  • • Controls 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with matched       550K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors
  • • Case Hardshell

It is our understanding that the ES 275 was developed at the request of younger Japanese Jazz guitarists, who wanted a hollow-bodied guitar of smaller dimensions and a more affordable price to the traditional larger and expensive jazz guitars. 

The ES-275 was designed to fit somewhere between the large L-5 CES hollow-body and the ES-355 semi-hollow thinline, and retains many familiar features of these Gibson models. 

This guitar was purchased from a well known Perth retailer in early 2019.  The original owner purchased it new in Tokyo, Japan. It presents in pristine, mint condition with no signs of player wear or use of any kind apart from some very faint marks on the pickguard. It would definitely suit a new buyer. RRP on this instrument is AUD$8299, if you can find one.

It is a beautiful instrument in so many ways – cosmetically, soundwise, playability, and in the sheer joy a perfectly made hollowbody can bring to a player.

Comes in its Gibson Custom Canadian-made shaped case in new condition, including Certificate of Authenticity, Owner’s Manual (in Japanese) and Gibson Gold Warranty (in English).

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