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2016 ES-275 Figured
A gorgeous new model loaded with Gibson archtop tradition
$4,249
The ES-275 Figured takes a timeless new design from Gibson Memphis and dresses it in the luxurious look of figured maple top and back. The exotic woods featured in an L-5-inspired medium-depth body are complemented by pearl block markers in a dark Richlite fingerboard, multi-ply body and neck binding, gold-plated hardware including a stylish Zig-Zag trapeze tailpiece, and an ES-355-style headstock. The guitar includes a tubeless Historic truss rod, PAF-style MHS pickups, rolled fingerboard binding, ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, a genuine bone nut and more.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: AAA Figured
Binding: 7-Ply (W-B-W-B-W-B-W)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: AAA Figured
Binding: 3-Ply (W-B-W)
Weight
Weight Relief: Hollow body construction
Average Weight (body only): 1.4787 kg / 3.26 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.: Mahogany Headblock & Tailblock
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The soundwaves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES-275 (Hollow Single Cutaway)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Rounded "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 21.72" mm / .855"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.26 mm / .955"
Other Materials: Assembly 65 glue
Average Weight: 544.31 gm / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Split Diamond
Peg Head Binding: 5-Ply (W-B-W-B-W)
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: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875"
Slots: E: 1.3843 mm / 0.0545 inches
A: 1.1252 mm / 0.0443 inches
D: 0.8611 mm / 0.0339 inches
G: 0.5042 mm / 0.01985 inches
B: 0.3721 mm / 0.01465 inches

e: 0.2921 mm / 0.0115 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Richlite
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.2863 cm / 1.6875" @ nut, 5.2375 cm / 2.062" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Block
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 22.479 mm x 27.6352 mm / 0.885" x 1.088"
Average Weight: 136.0777 gm / 4.800 oz
Finishes
Dark Vintage Natural
Color Code: DN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
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
Montreux Burst
Color Code: MB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Analine Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Light Brown Stain, 1959 Antique, New VS (30 Wipe Stain on Rims)
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
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: Gold plated steel Gold 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 Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Gold plated Gold plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 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 500K Linear CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 10% 500K +/- 10%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 500K Audio CTS 500K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 10% 500K +/- 10%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Orange Drop .022 mF Orange Drop .015 mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic
Material: Die cast alloy
Weight: 38.5554 gm / 1.36oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:01
Gear Type: Syncronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 430-14188 / 430-14189
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.052"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.042"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.032"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.019"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.014"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.011"
 
Bridge
Style: ABR-1 with titanium saddles and rosewood base
Material: Die cast alloy base / Titanium 2 saddles
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-10103 (ABR-1) / 430-10249 (rosewood base)
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.3843 mm / 0.0545 inches
A: 1.1252 mm / 0.0443 inches
D: 0.8611 mm / 0.0339 inches
G: 0.5042 mm / 0.01985 inches
B: 0.3721 mm / 0.01465 inches
e: 0.2921 mm / 0.0115 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Zig-Zag with short hinge
Compensated: No
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-11009
Weight: 208.6525 gm / 7.360 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Bound Tortoise Shell
Part Number: 380-12579
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats
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
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Tan
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA