Formerly Lefty Elmo
- Sep 9, 2004
Either one of my guitars. For the last three years I'd say my 1964 ES-345, but the last few months my 2007 Historic has been commanding a lot of my attention again.
Gotcha. Gibson never called it a 175S so I didn’t know what you meant. In Gibson the “S” would mean solid, like the L-5S.Single pickup, neck.
Major difference is that the ES models are laminated bodies, The "L" models are carved spruce tops.A 1966 Gibson catalog says a single pup version is available, but they simply call it a ES-175 (no photo).
Interesting that the body dimensions of the 175 are slightly smaller than the L-5. The body of the 175 is 3/4” shorter and 3/4” narrower than the L-5 but they are both the same thickness, 3 3/8”.