Used Archtop Guitars
Gibson: ES-5 BLONDE(Item ID: ES-5 BLONDE Serial#: 90088011)
1998 Reissue ES-5 "Switchmaster" Archtop Hollowbody with Natural Finish and Three '57 Classic Humbucker Pickups
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"The ES-5 was introduced by Gibson in 1949, and it was the first model of the ES-series to offer three pickups. Unlike other multiple-pickup models of its era, the original ES-5 used three different volume knobs (one for each pickup and one master tone) rather than a selector switch to offer players improved control over their tone.
In 1955 the model became the ES-5 Switchmaster, which incorporated a four-position selector switch, along with a new six-knob configuration featuring a volume and a tone knob for each pickup. The ES-5 Switchmaster was produced until 1962. It remained out of production until 1995 when a reissue model from the Gibson Custom division was released."
• Laminated Figured Maple Top, Back, and Sides
• Natural Finish
• Maple/Walnut Neck
• Rosewood Fingerboard
• Mother-of-Pearl Block Inlays
• 3 Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers
• Separate Volume/Tone for each Pickup
• 4-way Pickup Selector
• Grover Kidney Tuners
• ABR-1 Bridge
• Trapeze-style Loop Tailpiece
• Gold Hardware
• Multi-ply Bindings
This 1998 reissue ES-5 Switchmaster is in superb condition.
This guitar does not include its original Gibson hardshell case, instead, it includes a TKL hardshell case. (used)
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