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    So finally after having Daniel Slaman building me a replica and me returning it, I found the ES 175 I’ve been looking for. It’s in great shape, original case too. Just thought I’d post a quick pic.


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    Fantastic guitar. So what was wrong with the Slaman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar
    So finally after having Daniel Slaman building me a replica and me returning it, I found the ES 175 I’ve been looking for ...
    The 175 is beautiful, and with the single P-90 it's probably my dream guitar. But, you're the first person I've heard of that's returned a Slaman. Wow.

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    I can hear Jim Hall from the pic. Gibson needs to borrow yours and start making replicas.
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster
    The 175 is beautiful, and with the single P-90 it's probably my dream guitar. But, you're the first person I've heard of that's returned a Slaman. Wow.
    The Slaman, was a long story, a couple of friends on here know about it. All I can say is I have the utmost respect for Daniel, he makes some AMAZING instruments. For me it wasn’t quite right.

    I’ll post some more pics tomorrow if anyone is interested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by takauya
    I can hear Jim Hall from the pic. Gibson needs to borrow yours and start making replicas.
    Congrats!
    It’s amazingly clean, and sounds and feels, just like I was hoping.


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    The 1953 ES 175 is such an excellent guitar that I have two of them. One with flats and one with rounds. You may think “what a waste” but these guitars such different personalities depending on setup. Congratulations and wonderful photograph.

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    I have a blonde double P90 ‘57 I truly love. The kid I bought it from changed his mind, he’d had it for 25 years. Eventually we finished the deal.

    Congrats

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    That is beautiful. I’d love to get an old 175 some day - you’re lucky! Enjoy and I wish you the best playing that guitar for a long time.


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    Schwing!

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    Wonderful. And with a single P90, it's even better.

    A winner for sure.

    Cheers.

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    > Just thought I’d post a quick pic.


    Oh no you dont

    we need WAAAY more pics !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fws6
    > Just thought I’d post a quick pic.


    Oh no you dont

    we need WAAAY more pics !
    And WAAAY more audio, especially.

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    when i finally splurge on an expensive guitar, that will be the one!! congratulations

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    That is iconic. BUT, should you move the bridge over just a smidge toward the bass side? Or do you like the high e so close to the edge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    That is iconic. BUT, should you move the bridge over just a smidge toward the bass side? Or do you like the high e so close to the edge?
    Hey, thanks for the observation

    That was a pic when I got it home, yesterday, I’ll likely tweak it a bit, but tbh I didn’t really notice.


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    My goodness, that looks clean.

    Essentially the perfect guitar, IMHO. Someday I'll spring for something like it...

    Enjoy it in health!

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    Really nice! Congrats, HNGD and play her in good health!

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    Congratulations! That is a real beauty! Got to love those '50's ES175's. They're the real deal! Here's my '55.
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    55Bar - We need way more pics. We discriminating viewers want to see a lot of body shots, neck, nut, and bridge. We want to see your guitar in the raw warts and all. Neck wear patterns help us make up stories in our heads, and some of us get the fever and go on an online expedition to find one like yours, searching rabbit holes, the GAS consuming the frontal lobes of our brains. I will be okay, as I have a '56 similar to your '53. Enjoy it! These early P-90 ES-175's are real keepers. Ted

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    OP wore a slide on his pinky
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar
    Wow they are great pictures, here are a few more of mine enjoy. Been playing it for a few days now and I really love it I’ll post a video soon.


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    Still haven’t changed the strings looks like whoever put them on was in a rush look closely at the B and E 1953 Gibson ES-175 any recommendations for gauge? I was thinking of 12s maybe a set of thomastik? I’m open to suggestions 1953 Gibson ES-175


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    See what you made me do, it’s all your fault, a ‘53 also

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    Great I’ll buy that off you in 18 months when you’ve decided you want something else ;-)

    Seriously, looks amazing. Let’s get together and have a 175 off soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Great I’ll buy that off you in 18 months when you’ve decided you want something else ;-)

    Seriously, looks amazing. Let’s get together and have a 175 off soon.
    Hahah, so true yes drop me a text!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    See what you made me do, it’s all your fault, a ‘53 also

    1953 Gibson ES-175-8685c8fd-5f74-4bc6-8b0a-dd893273b688-jpg1953 Gibson ES-175-e7632c24-8d2f-4d34-9dcd-5d6c46634f48-jpg1953 Gibson ES-175-dc18b0f2-c686-4e6a-9c7a-faede42a1872-jpg
    Ah mike! That is a stunner! Wow, now I want a blonde one!


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