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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie
    I don’t know if this helps but here is the numbers of the tops of my three current f-hole guitars:
    ES-175 VOS 1959 (2012) 4,95 mm – 2,6 kg
    ES-175 VOS 1954 (2015) 5,83 mm – 3,06 kg
    and for comparison:
    ES-275 (P90s) 5,23 mm.
    Thanks, Herbie. Here are the results in order of thickness, with inches added. I'm mildly surprised at the range of thicknesses.
    ES-125TD (1961): 4,06mm - 0.160 in - 5/32 in
    ES-175 VOS 1959 (2012): 4,95 mm - 0.195 in - 3/16 in
    ES-275 (P90s): 5,23 mm - 0.206 in - 13/64 in
    Epi Joe Pass (2003, Peerless): 5,59 mm - 0.220 in - 7/32 in
    ES-175 VOS 1954 (2015): 5,82 mm - 0.229 in - 15/64 in
    ES-775 (1991): 6,35 mm - 0.250 in - 1/4 in


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  3. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_175
    Also pick is an important factor for the compression. Some picks just make ES 175's (and other guitars) sound compressed even when picked lightly, others give you more "headroom".

    For example, Dunlop Jazztone picks sound more compressed to me. The regular red Jazz III's sound more open. Although out of the package, the unbevelled edges have molding marks that can make it sound thin. Some sandpaper and polishing work clears that nicely.
    Agree about the Jazztones. Love 'em for that reason. I find the black Jazz IIs, worn in, to be the perfect tone producer for my '04 Es-175.

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    Maybe I missed it, but I don’t think you mentioned your string gauge. If your strings are lighter than they could be, try bumping them up. It’s an alternative to raising the action.