1964 Gibson ES-175

Here is a vintage 1964 Gibson ES-175 hollowbody electric guitar. Custom-ordered in Polaris White with factory upgraded gold hardware, this is a truly rare example of a special-order one-of-a-kind vintage Gibson guitar. In addition to featuring a unique “Custom” shield placard on it’s Trini Lopez style tailpiece, the guitar was also ordered with Grover tuning machines. The orange label within indicates this ES-175 was a special order instrument based upon the “Spec” written designation. Purchased from a collector who had acquired it from the original owner’s family, this is an uncirculated instrument, in exquisite 100% all original condition.

What makes this ES-175 so unique, is that it is a Jazz guitar, the appointments of which were arranged in such a non-traditional approach: specifically, the Polaris White color on a guitar which is typically Sunburst. Of all Gibson guitars, it seems that Jazz guitars are almost always strictly Blonde or Sunburst, and extremely rarely are they finished in an opaque color of any sort. Furthermore, the application of the finish is also completely unique, with the finish covering both the binding on the fingerboard (very common) and the binding on the body (very unusual). This uniform application is incredibly attractive and is another feature which renders this ES-175 a genuine one-of-a-kind Gibson creation.