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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... Read More

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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
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EpiphoneES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (4)

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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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.

     
    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!

         
        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 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love it.

          By hockey John

          from mi.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • sounds as sexy as it looks...

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            Saginaw guitar center hooked me up. great price, great guitar. cant put it down.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Dr. J

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric 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 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.

               
              5.0

              Epiphone ES-175

              By Doctor J

              from Denver

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                This has become my favorite instrument

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                i have recieved in a perfect condition

                By Anant

                from los angeles, ca

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Perfect

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    it couldnt be better then this.. it shows how profesional guitar centre is.
                    thankyou for completing my small dream of owning an es 175

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Value Jazzbox

                    By Don the Guitar Player

                    from South Florida

                    Pros

                    • Arrived With Zero Issues
                    • Came Setup Fairly Ok
                    • Can Dial In Good Tones
                    • Makes Me Enjoy Playing It
                    • Playability Easey Peasey

                    Cons

                    • "gibson' Pups Hmmmm

                    Best Uses

                    • Playing Jazz Swing

                    Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    I really like this guitar. I got it on sale for under $900.00 & for what it is...it does a great job. No, its not like my 2004 Byrdland, I can't hear the difference between say, 5-6 on a tone knob like I can on the Byrdland. But then again, comparing these two instruments as players, I don't see the $4700 difference in the price I paid in 2004. I was interested ion the Epiphone because of the "Gibson" pickups that it is supposed to have. Awfully cheap looking for Gibson. But I can get the tones I want, just not as easily as with other guitars I own.

                    I use the Epiphone for recording jazz tracks, swing and country back-up,m and I feel good about taking it outside in a gig bag to teach at my school. I play it through an old Twin Reverb as well as an ancient Peavey Vintage 50 watt w/4-10's. I don't think I would like this guitar as much if I had to play it only through the Twin, but the Peavey gives it some 8k and above that I like. So, thats my take an honest, inexpensive archtop that one could easily play
                    jazz guitar upon..

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    epiphone es 175

                    By gerald

                    from new braunfels,tx

                    Site Member

                    Comments about Epiphone ES-175 Premium Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    Just bought this guitar. I have own Gibson's and Ibanez. This guitar is just as good as a gibson es 175. Love the neck profile. I play jazz guitar, replaced the strings with thomastik 12-50 flatwounds. The sound and playing is excellent. If you thinking about buying one, you won't be disappointed. Thanks, epiphone. Jerry

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