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Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar  

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Epiphone is proud to present the Epiphone ES-175 Premium, a faithful new reissue of what many consider the most famous electric archtop in popular music, heard on classics from jazz to rock in the han... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Epiphone is proud to present the Epiphone ES-175 Premium, a faithful new reissue of what many consider the most famous electric archtop in popular music, heard on classics from jazz to rock in the hands of pioneers like Joe Pass, Scotty Moore, and Wes Montgomery. Epiphone's long history of innovation began with designing archtop guitars. And now, Epiphone steps up its game again with the new ES-175 Premium featuring Gibson USA '57 Classic pickups and a vintage-inspired "aged" lacquer finish that will make you think you're playing a 50's original but at a price anyone can afford.

The Roots of A Legend
The ES-175 was introduced in 1949 as a mid-size, more affordable version of the venerable L-5, the very first modern archtop and the inspiration for the best Gibson and Epiphone archtops of the jazz era. The original ES-175 was truly a modern guitar that anticipated a new era of jazz and pop music that was hotter, louder, and constantly stretching musical boundaries. The ES-175 was the first archtop with a Florentine (sharp) cutaway. And by 1957, it came with the innovative and now standard humbucker pickup. The ES-175 quickly the preferred model for both jazz players and rock and rollers with a background in jazz, especially for guitarists looking for the "Wes Montgomery" L-5 sound at a lower cost.

The new Epiphone ES-175 Premium is just like the original--a fully hollow jazz box that's easy to hold, easy to play and affordable. And with the addition of Gibson '57 Classic pickups, the Epiphone ES-175 Premium is versatile enough for any genre with cool crisp archtop tone from its all-maple construction and killer humbucker pickups.

Epiphone Archtops, the Modern Standard

The introduction of the ES-175 Premium brings Epiphone full circle in its long history of producing affordable, professional instruments that can deliver pro sound night after night. The Epiphone ES-175 Premium features a traditional laminated Maple body with single ply binding with a vintage-inspired "aged" lacquer finish topped off with a traditional 3-ply black and white pickguard.

The ES-175 Premium has a hand-fitted, glued-in mahogany neck with a SlimTaperTM profile and a 24.75" scale that's poised to come alive with the very first note you play. The bound rosewood fingerboard has classic split-parallelogram inlays and Epiphone's iconic "sloped dovewing" headstock is fitted with Grover 18:1 machine heads for quick, accurate, and intuitive tuning, and a standard 1.68" nut.

Gibson USA '57 Classic Pickups

Every great electric archtop has great pickups and the ES-175 Premium truly becomes a time-traveling marvel with the inclusion of two Gibson USA ˜57 Classic humbucker pickups that recreate the wide tonal range and incredible sensitivity of the ES-175's original PAF-style pickups that today are the most sought after vintage pickups in the world.

Classic Hardware

All Epiphone instruments feature rock solid hardware that's guaranteed for life. The ES-175 Premium comes with Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads and full range controls for volume and tone all equipped with Epiphone's full-size 1" 500K„¦ potentiometers, a rim-mounted output jack, and Epiphone's 3-way all metal toggle mounted on a traditional rubber grommet. The bridge is set up with a traditional floating rosewood base supporting a fully adjustable nickel Tune-o-matic bridge. The bridge is "pinned" to ensure perfect placement and intonation every time. And the classic "Zig-Zag" Trapeze tailpiece makes the new ES-175 Premium virtually indistinguishable from a vintage original-except for the price! An optional premium hard case is also available.

Limited Lifetime Warranty
One thing you can't get with a vintage instrument is Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Features
  • Top Material: Laminated Maple
  • Body Material: Laminated Maple
  • Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with parallelogram inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Binding: Body, Fingerboard
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Epiphone deluxe
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker
  • Controls: 2- Volume, 2- Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone all-metal toggle on traditional rubber grommet
  • Bridge: Floating rosewood base with tune-o-matic bridge; pinned
  • tailpiece: traditional "Zig-Zag" trapeze
  • Pickguard: 3-ply: Black/White/Black
  • Finish: Vintage-Inspired, "aged" lacquer
  • Case sold separately
Warranty

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EpiphoneES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (23)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Good feel (20)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

  • Matte finish (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar

I've had this guitar about a month and I just love it. I got it at a much reduced price due to some nearly imperceptible dings here and there. It plays great, though...Read complete review

I've had this guitar about a month and I just love it. I got it at a much reduced price due to some nearly imperceptible dings here and there. It plays great, though it's a bit brighter than a Gibson 175, however, after replacing the bridge with a rosewood floating bridge, the tone mellowed considerably. I favor the neck pickup and with a set of medium flat wounds, its just terrific for low volume finger-style jazz and folk.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Scratches on the headstock

Hi. Es-175 came in a Taylor box wrapped in bubble and the top side of the headstock has a few scratches on it. I tried to contact cs through your web page link...Read complete review

Hi. Es-175 came in a Taylor box wrapped in bubble and the top side of the headstock has a few scratches on it. I tried to contact cs through your web page link for an exchange with a new one, but no response for 3 days.

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1.0

Where to begin?

By Justin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

The rating might be more reflective of the experience I had purchasing the guitar through GC than the guitar itself. I purchased the guitar on clearance so I did receive some discount. GC's meaning of "clearance" is not what I would expect. The guitar shipped without any manufacturer boxing. Just a plain box and bubble wrap and appeared to be a used guitar. The shipping was delayed. When I called to inquire about the status I was informed that they could not fulfill the order from the warehouse, since it was a clearance item it had to come from one specific store. They said this was because "clearance" would mean demo or damage, which was not what I expected since the guitar was not listed as demo/damaged/used. I reached someone at the store that was shipping my guitar and they told me the guitar was not a demo model. Honestly, it was in such poor condition I'm not sure whether to believe them or not, but I cannot imagine anyone being able to play it in the condition I received it. When I received the guitar it had the following issues:
1. The input jack was extremely loose
2. The bridge tone pot was extremely loose
3. One of the two screws securing the neck pickup had come loose and the pickup was hanging in the body cavity
4. The truss rod was too tight so the neck was buzzing at the first fret
5. The bridge was set too high
6. The intonation was way off (not really a concern since the neck and bridge had to be adjusted anyway)
7. The pickups needed to be adjusted (both were too low)
8 . There was a chip on the top binding

My first instinct was to take it directly back to my local store, but it had been just a hassle to get it delivered I thought it would be a shame not to hear it. So I repaired the issues it arrived with and put a new pair of strings on it. Pros and cons after I fixed the issues,
Pros
1. Good pickups
2. Plays okay (no fret, nut, or fretboard issues)

Cons
1. Tuners feel cheap
2. The finish is cheap

 
2.0

Ok 175 copy

By Jon87guitar

from Birmingham

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Online purchase, Lovely pick ups, good move to fit these because it actually does sound like a real 175, but the body shape is wrong. Hope they revamp this with better finishes and more accurate body shape and I will buy two if them if I can..one in sunburst and one in natural if I can raise the money!! Lovely sounding guitar, sounds even far better than my old Norlin ES-175 ever did back in the day.

       
      5.0

      Love This Guitar

      By Duckman

      from Duluth, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Price
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Bought this about two months ago on clearance at my local GC. Great price for an excellent guitar. I own two high-end archtops (both costing thousands more than this one) and the Epi holds its own nicely. Very comfortable neck and the pickups and electronics sound great. Love the satin finish (mine is ebony). Only changes I made were to install Graph-tech saddles (the originals were buzzing a bit) and a set of Thomastik flat-wounds. Now I have a great sounding and playing jazzbox that I can take out of the house without needing an insurance policy.

         
        4.0

        Great Guitar for the Price

        By Frank

        from Duluth, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Was looking for a good playing and sounding jazzbox that I could take out of the house without an insurance policy. Found this one on clearance at my local GC store and it's a keeper. Had an 80's Gibson ES 175 (admittedly not Gibson's finest decade) and this one sounds every bit as good (Gibson 57 Classic pickups) and plays even better. The neck and fret work are as good as you'd find on a much more expensive guitar. My only criticism is the rather cheap-looking tailpiece, but that's really a minor issue. I don't think you could get a better sounding and playing jazzbox in this price range.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Scratches on the headstock

          By Huseyin

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Hi. Es-175 came in a Taylor box wrapped in bubble and the top side of the headstock has a few scratches on it. I tried to contact cs through your web page link for an exchange with a new one, but no response for 3 days.

           
          5.0

          Superb for the price

          By Alex

          from Medford NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            Like addition to the arsenal, couldn't go wrong for the clearance price! Very nice fit and finish. Some complained about the satin finish I actually dig it. Also the Gibson 57' pickups sound GREAT. Only complaint like many others are is that the tuners need to be upgraded but no big deal.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            High cost, 1 hr. set up.gig recording.

            By Marty

            from ny

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              Adrian Legg signed this instrument two days later.

               
              4.0

              Please correct prior review .... by Chaz

              By Chaz

              from Palm Springs

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                  I just posted a review and 'flat sound' showed up on the cons ... please remove I did not click that ... no cons, the guitar sounds great!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great guitar, but ....

                  By Chaz

                  from Palm Springs, Ca

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    The reason I gave 4 stars and not 5 is because I wish Epiphone would have choose a wood stain on the sides of the Sunburst model ... instead they just painted it black.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Okay for the money

                    By Bazzer the jazzer

                    from LONDON, UK

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                        Its okay, that's all I will say. If you cant afford a real Gibson ES-175, then its well worth a look. Sounded good tho. No problems with sound, sounds like the Memphis 175 I had to sell on a few years back, I just didn't like the look or feel of this model. All personal really, it may just be the guitar you are looking for.

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