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Gibson 2016 ES-275 Figured Hollowbody Electric Guitar

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The ES-275 Figured takes a timeless new design from Gibson Memphis and dresses it in the luxurious look of figured maple top and back. The exotic woods featured in an L-5-inspired medium-depth body are complemented by pearl block markers in a dark Richlite fingerboard, multi-ply body and neck binding, gold-plated hardware including a stylish Zig-Za...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The ES-275 Figured takes a timeless new design from Gibson Memphis and dresses it in the luxurious look of figured maple top and back. The exotic woods featured in an L-5-inspired medium-depth body are complemented by pearl block markers in a dark Richlite fingerboard, multi-ply body and neck binding, gold-plated hardware including a stylish Zig-Zag trapeze tailpiece, and an ES-355-style headstock. The guitar includes a tubeless Historic truss rod, PAF-style MHS pickups, rolled fingerboard binding, ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, a genuine bone nut and more. 

Compared to the L-5 CES, the width and length of the ES-275 have been reduced about 10% and the depth by about 40%. The result still has the full, shapely appeal of the classic Gibson jazz guitars, but in a size that’s more comfortable to put your arms around. The smaller body also gives easier access to the additional 2 frets.

The pots are high quality 500K CTS pots with a .015 mfd for the neck pickup, which doesn’t cut as much of the treble response and makes the sound warm and vocal instead of muddy. Includes hardshell case.

Fully hollow archtop: The ES-275 is inspired by the L-5 shape, yet is more compact, with a 2-inch depth to its fully hollow body
Elegant inlays: Pearl block inlays tie the ES-275 Figured to other top-of-the-line Gibsons like the ES-355
Figured top and back: A beautifully figured maple top and back add visual appeal to this elegant archtop
Rolled fingerboard binding: By "rolling" or "breaking" the binding at the fingerboard edge you experience a softer playing feel
Historic truss rod: The historic truss rod has no tube, a proven known to enhance the guitar's resonance and sustain
MHS pickups: The best PAF reproductions yet, the MHS humbuckers present superb sonic depth with outstanding character and clarity
Titanium bridge saddles: The Zig-Zag tailpiece reflects other historic high-end archtops, while titanium saddles add clarity to the guitar's tone
High-gloss nitro finish: A hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish brings out the true beauty of the ES-275 Figured

Features

Body 
Body shape: ES-275
Body type: Hollow Body
Body material: AAA Figured Maple, Poplar, Maple
Top wood: AAA Figured Maple, Poplar, Maple
Body wood: AAA Figured Maple, Poplar, Maple
Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Orientation: Right
Neck
Neck shape: Rounded C
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set
Scale length: 24.75
Truss rod: Single
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fretboard
Material: Richlite
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Block
Nut width: 1.681"
Nut Material: Bone
Pickups
Configuration: 2 Humbucker
Neck: MHS Humbucker
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: MHS Humbucker
Brand: Gibson
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: 2 Volume and 2 Tone Controls
Pickup switch: 3-Way Switch
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Pre amp: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Zig-Zag
Tuning machines: Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic
Color: Gold
Other
Number of strings: 6
Special features: None
Case: Hardshell
Accessories: None
Country of origin: USA

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Gibson2016 ES-275 Figured Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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5.0

Could be the Guitar for Life

By Diminished 7th

from San Jose, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-275 Figured Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Of course, Gibson makes a quality guitar and that's to be expected given the price. This one lives up to that standard. The sunburst figured finish with the dark matching neck is quite appealing to me. But what enticed me the most about this guitar is the size and comfort of playing. I like to sit down while playing, and while I love the Les Paul neck, it seems too low on my lap and not well balanced. I've tried many of the other Gibson models, ES-175, ES-335, ES-339, ... and the ES-275 is just right. It feels like an acoustic that is a little thinner and with a really sweet neck that's easy to play. I'm also getting more interested in Jazz, and alternative rock, and this guitar has that motif, but also can be used for other styles. The Les Paul pickups seems a little more diversified in tone, but it's a compromise I can live with. I also like that I can play this guitar without plugging in, for those early morning or late evening sessions. I've only had it for a few weeks but it keeps growing on me, and I think this could be my main guitar for life.

     
    5.0

    Gorgeous and plays beautifully

    By Bruce

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-275 Figured Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Absolutely gorgeous guitar that plays beautifully. I play mostly jazz and I love the neck and the tone is fantastic. I think Gibson has created a new classic with the ES-275.

       
      4.0

      Nice new Gibson jazzbox

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Gibson 2016 ES-275 Figured Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Beautiful guitar, well built. Nice tuners, much better than usual. I bought this online, without having played one. The neck is fatter than I am used to, since I usually play a Birdland. Great jazz tone, but feedback could be a problem at moderate volume levels, similar to the old ES175. Nice case, and packed very securely for shipping.

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