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    For sale is a beautiful and resonant 1957 ES-175N. This is an early PAF model with the non-stickered PAF. Great neck profile. Fills out your hand, but not a baseball bat. Rich, warm PAF tone with exceptional clarity. The original tailpiece is broken. I bought a vintage correct tailpiece, not cheap, and that is the tailpiece on the guitar now. The original tailpiece will be included with the guitar. It can be fixed and one of the tailpieces can sell for as much as $800. There is a little wear in the upper bout above the F-hole. The area at the input jack has the usual slight deterioration, but it's stable and works fine. Original case. The guitar has been professionally refretted and plays great. The guitar is priced well because the serial number has been partially scratched out. It appears to read something like: A26696. The second and third numbers are hard to decipher. They might be 5 instead of 6, and perhaps 1 instead of the second 6. The FON is U 9649 6. U stands for 1957. According to the Andre Duchossoir Gibson Electrics Book, in mid-1957 Gibson reached 9999 on the FON. Therefore, I assume construction of this guitar began in mid-1957. The dealer I bought the guitar from said: “The person we bought the 175 from can confirm that it has been in his family since the 60's. The seller of the guitar was an affluent guy in his 40s. There was no rush to sell the guitar on the man’s part. He showed a driver’s license. He said the guitar was in his family since the mid-60s and he didn’t know why the serial number had been scratched out." There is also a somewhat mysterious number imprinted into the very top of the headstock. It reads: 56771. I've been told it could be a military identification number, which was often the case if someone took a guitar with them into the service. As you can see by the pictures, this 175 has a beautiful patina and very attractive grain on the top. I've attached a number of pictures. Price is $6100 plus shipping. Hopefully this wonderful instrument will find another good home. 1957 Gibson ES-175N-img_5540-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-img_5549-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-img_5553-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-img_5543-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-img_5541-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-1957-gibson-175n-w-paf-blonde-0ffoum2-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-img_5547-jpg1957 Gibson ES-175N-1957-gibson-175n-w-paf-jpg
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    Man, what an instrument. If anyone is looking for a kidney transplant, please PM me.

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    I have a blonde 1957 like this and I swear a genie lives inside.
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    Bump.

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    There's a local cat here, Sonny Troy, an outstanding veteran player. He has several great guitars but always gigs his single pu paf late 50s blonde 175.
    Now I'm more of a bigger box long scale player myself, like an L5 or Super 400, but I played his 175 and it was fantastic.

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    I am such an glutton that I want your guitar even though I already have a blonde '57. I am bingeing already with 4 ES-175's. I have to control my urges and remind myself that I am no longer a buyer and must become a seller now. But not these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy2grasp View Post
    I am such an glutton ...
    Love to hear the P-90 version on the left, Easy!

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    I told my wife I would buy this guitar if the people looking at our house on the market tomorrow make a good offer. She didn't say anything. Might not be a good sign. I also have two tickets each for the Powerball and Classic Lotto tomorrow, so there is that.
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