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Like the ES-175, it measures 16\" across the lower bout and 3½ inches deep at the outer rims. Unlike Herb's original 1953 ES-175, the top and back laminate material consist of a figured maple top followed by poplar and another maple laminate. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHardware includes a zigzag trapeze tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge mounted on a rosewood base. While the Tune-O-Matic bridge is branded as a Gibson part, the zigzag tailpiece is not and is most likely not an American-made part. There have also been several reports of this tailpiece failing at the hinge. 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It featured a Gibson 490R humbucker and a single tone and volume control mounted directly to the top. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis guitar features a 24¾\" scale neck with 20 frets, joined at the 14th fret. The width at the nut is 1 11\/16 inches. The bound fingerboard is rosewood with parallelogram markers. The early variant of this guitar features what Gibson refers to as a \"rounded Jazz profile\". This would be somewhat thicker than the standard neck dimensions. \u003cspan\u003eThe body is fully hollow with two internal lateral braces. Like the ES-175, it measures 16\" across the lower bout and 3½ inches deep at the outer rims. Unlike Herb's original 1953 ES-175, the top and back laminate material consist of a figured maple top followed by poplar and another maple laminate. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHardware includes a zigzag trapeze tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge mounted on a rosewood base. While the Tune-O-Matic bridge is branded as a Gibson part, the zigzag tailpiece is not and is most likely not an American-made part. There have also been several reports of this tailpiece failing at the hinge. All models of ES-165 feature gold plated hardware including \"Tulip\" Grover tuners\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt features a single 490R humbucker, one volume control (300k Linear taper) and one tone control (500K audio with a .022 microfarad ceramic disc capacitor.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe condition of this guitar is what I call near mint. There are some swirls in the paint and some \u003c\/span\u003elight checking but its a stunning instrument. This is a supreme jazz box! \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFEATURES\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSunburst Finish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBody size at lower bout: 16\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale length: 24 3\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNut Width: 1 11\/16\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSolid mahogany neck\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSolid rosewood fingerboard\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e20 Frets\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFigured maple top sides and back\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTriple bound top\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBound back\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMade in 1991, Early Model - First Year of Production\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMade in USA\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOriginal Gibson Deluxe Hard Shell Case Included\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Jazz Hollow-body Guitar 1991 - Early Model

Product Description

The ES-165 debuted in 1991 (first model shipped was February 27, 1991), as Gibson's tribute to longtime ES-175 user Herb Ellis. It featured a Gibson 490R humbucker and a single tone and volume control mounted directly to the top. 

This guitar features a 24¾" scale neck with 20 frets, joined at the 14th fret. The width at the nut is 1 11/16 inches. The bound fingerboard is rosewood with parallelogram markers. The early variant of this guitar features what Gibson refers to as a "rounded Jazz profile". This would be somewhat thicker than the standard neck dimensions. The body is fully hollow with two internal lateral braces. Like the ES-175, it measures 16" across the lower bout and 3½ inches deep at the outer rims. Unlike Herb's original 1953 ES-175, the top and back laminate material consist of a figured maple top followed by poplar and another maple laminate.

Hardware includes a zigzag trapeze tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge mounted on a rosewood base. While the Tune-O-Matic bridge is branded as a Gibson part, the zigzag tailpiece is not and is most likely not an American-made part. There have also been several reports of this tailpiece failing at the hinge. All models of ES-165 feature gold plated hardware including "Tulip" Grover tuners

It features a single 490R humbucker, one volume control (300k Linear taper) and one tone control (500K audio with a .022 microfarad ceramic disc capacitor.)

The condition of this guitar is what I call near mint. There are some swirls in the paint and some light checking but its a stunning instrument. This is a supreme jazz box! 

FEATURES

  • Sunburst Finish
  • Body size at lower bout: 16"
  • Scale length: 24 3/4"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Solid mahogany neck
  • Solid rosewood fingerboard
  • 20 Frets
  • Figured maple top sides and back
  • Dual-parallelogram mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and thistle peghead inlay
  • Triple bound top
  • Bound back
  • Made in 1991, Early Model - First Year of Production
  • Made in USA
  • Original Gibson Deluxe Hard Shell Case Included
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