Gibson ES-175, 1961/2, Tobacco Sunburst, Pat Martino autographed.

The ES-175 is a single- or dual-pickup archtop electric guitar made by Gibson. Unlike Gibson’s L5 and Super 400 guitars, the ES-175 typically was made of an all-laminate construction, which was a cheaper alternative than the existing L-5. In additional to the lesser cost, the materials selection was useful in keeping feedback at higher volumes manageable. The ES-175 has a rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays, a 3″ deep body, a floating bridge, and the sound comes from a set of Gibson’s ‘59/60 PAF pickups. The fingerboard has 19 frets and tone is varied with independent volume and tone controls for each of the 2 pickups. Hardware is nickel plated. Guitar lives in its hardcase.