You just cant go wrong with this "Tone Box"
plays,sounds, feels just GREAT! This is one beautiful Archtop with strong "cherry" sunburst color and minimal scratches and finish checking. It is a smaller bodied Archtop by Gibson standards, measuring just 16 1/4" at the lower bout (compared to 18" for the Super 400 and 17" for the L-5CES, ES-5 and ES-350) and it's "short" (24 3/4") made especially adept for Jazz chordings. Woods are Gibson's standard laminated maple body, top/back/sides, but with a sharp (Florentine) cutaway instead of their traditional rounded (Venetian) cutaway. Changes include replaced nut, quality replacement pickguard (doesn't have any warpage), and a very expensive refret where the fret ends were each radiused. Otherwise, this guitar appears all original including 20-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dual parallelogram inlays, 1-11/16" nut width, 24-3/4" scale, two patent # humbucking pickups and pickup rings, pots, metal cap knobs (used on early '66), tuners, etc.
I say again. This is a Great Tone box, AND FOR THE PRICE OF A NEW GREEN WOOD GIBSON ES-175. what would You rather go with?.........
I know what I am doing brother. I also only charge what it cost. Sending this UPS or FEDEX is over $400-$450 outside USA. I do this for a living. Thanks: Eddie