This is a very rare, unmolested and unharvested time capsule/survivor guitar: a super clean 1959 ES-175D, Near Mint Condition, one-owner, OHSC, hangtags, cord, receipt, AND Double White PAFs! Ser # A298xx with FON S6487xx. All original except for the older trapeze tailpiece; has 3 extra small holes underneath the holes for the trap TP; probably had a zigzag on there before. Original shrunken tuner tips have been replaced with Uncle Lou Premium Tuner Tips. This guitar has been completely inspected, authenticated, and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music: http://www.topshelfmusic.com
The neck is very comfortable, with .90/1st fret and .94/5th fret. PAFs are 8.20k/Neck and 8.49k/Bridge. Covers have never been off, with perfect solder joints. White plastic is visible with high E pole piece and coil attachment screws removed. Stunning tone on this one; as good as any PAF ES guitar I’ve played. This is an incredible example of an ES-175, especially when considering it is a 1959 ES-175D that has not been harvested for the double white PAFs, harness, and knobs, which often end up in original Bursts. The original brown Lifton case with pink lining is also in outstanding condition. WES would have loved this one with just an incredible neck PAF!
This Golden-Era Gibson is similar to my 1964 ES-335TDC which is also a one-owner guitar and includes a set list, and again not your typical jazz/blues/rock song list either(the set list that came with the 335 consisted of polka standards); these are Gospel crowd favorites LOL, including:
Living for Jesus/F
Born at the Cross/G
NOT FOR SALE