Gibson's legendary ES-175 was introduced in 1949 with a P-90 single-coil pickup in the neck position. By 1953, a dual-pickup version was introduced. This bad boy quickly became the most popular guitar of the jazz world. If you were around in the fifties and sixties, you could hear jazzers like Herb Ellis and the great Joe Pass using P-90s to produce warm, woody tones. Most of the greatest jazz players of the '50s, '60s, and through today, have performed and recorded with ES-175s at one time or another. But this guitar is just as awesome for blues and rock and everything in-between. Prized for that full, rich, deep body, warm, distinctively woody tone, you just can't beat the ES-175 and this guitar really has that Bad to the Bone tone, that made this model legendary... that big, fat, punchy tone with lots of single coil cut, and boosted mids. Other notable P- 90 users are Freddie King, George Thorogood, and Mountain's Leslie West.
And, who can forget Led Zeppelin's celebrated return to the stage for a charity tribute concert on December 10th 2007 at London's O2 Arena, when Jimmy Page played "In My Time of Dying," on a Gibson ES-175 with Dog Ear P90s, just like this one, making those P-90s squeal with tortured glee.
This guitar has a drop dead gorgeous Flame Maple top back and sides, that really adds to the woody tone. The Antique Natural finish accentuates the beautiful grain of the wood and with the binding on the top, back, and fretboard, combined with a trapeze tailpiece and double-parallelogram mother-of-pearl inlays, this guitar has class. The P-90s are distinguished by plastic covers with "dog ear" tabs for the mounting screws. This guitar is BRAND NEW, MINT and PERFECT and comes with all the mojo you can handle...a bargain at any price!
Are you ready to take the P- 90 plunge?