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2016 1959 ES-175D
A period-correct archtop for the discerning player
$5,749
The ES-175 has long been the world's most popular jazz guitar, and the 2016 1959 ES-175D from Gibson Memphis captures the most desirable incarnation in its truest form.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Vintage Plain
Binding: Tan
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Vintage Plain
Binding: Tan
Weight
Weight Relief: Hollow body construction
Average Weight (body only): 1.4084 kg / 3.105 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Hot Hide glue for braces, Franklin Titebond 50 for rims
Etc.: Mahogany Headblock & Tailblock, Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces, Fabric rim stays
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES-175 (Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Soft "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.717 mm / .855"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000"
Other Materials: Assembly 65 glue
Average Weight: 471.7361 g / 1.040 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-1
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Crown
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.3282 cm / 1.704"
Slots: E: 1.4935 mm / 0.0588 inches
A: 1.1735 mm / 0.0462 inches
D: 0.9068 mm / 0.0357 inches
G: 0.6668 mm / 0.02625 inches
B: 0.4267 mm / 0.0168 inches

e: 0.3200 mm / 0.0126 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.3282 cm / 1.704" @ nut, 5.588 cm / 2.200" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Tan
Side Dots (Color): Tortoiseshell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Split Parallelogram
Material: Aged Celluloid
Dimensions: Large: 31.75 mm x 21.59 mm / 1.250" x 0.850"
Average Weight: 138.3457 g / 4.880 oz
Finishes
Vintage Burst
Color Code: VB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Analine Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 330 Wipe Stain, Sunset Orange, VS toner, Tobacco Brown
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Natural
Color Code: VN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Red Analine Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 1959 Natural Stain, Tobacco Stain
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4900/5100 5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432"
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.42 cm / 23"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: V.O.S. Nickel plated
Qfactor: 3.21
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Bumblebee .022mfd/200v Bumblebee .022mfd/200v
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 g / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14139 / 430-14140
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.4224 mm / 0.056"
A: 1.1176 mm / 0.044"
D: 0.8636 mm / 0.034"
G: 0.6350 mm / 0.025"
B: 0.4064 mm / 0.016"
e: 0.3048 mm / 0.012"
 
Bridge
Style: Compensated Top with Rosewood Base
Material: V.O.S. Rosewood
Plating Specs: N/A
Part number: 430-10626 / 430-10249
Weight: 27.2155 g / 0.960 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4935 mm / 0.0588 inches
A: 1.1735 mm / 0.0462 inches
D: 0.9068 mm / 0.0357 inches
G: 0.6668 mm / 0.02625 inches
B: 0.4267 mm / 0.0168 inches
e: 0.3200 mm / 0.0126 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Zig-Zag
Compensated: No
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11012
Weight: 208.6525 g / 7.360 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. Plastic
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 g / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi ply black ES-175 with 45° bevel (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 380-12647
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Vintage (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Period Correct Hard Shell
Color: Tan & Pink
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA