NGD! ES-275

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by PacificChris, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. PacificChris

    PacificChris Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    A few years ago I got an ES-335 like I had many years ago but I never bonded with it. Sounds great, plays great but . . .

    Then a couple of weeks ago my friend Don came over with an ES-275 he got at the end of December. Double humbuckers but fully hollow and with the rounded cutout instead of the sharp one like on the ES-175. I played it and liked it a lot.

    A few days later it was gnawing at my mind and I saw they were still on sale by CME. So,

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    It's supposed to be a floor model and thus used, but it looks untouched. The pickguard plastic is still on it. There isn't even a smudge. I'm very pleased.
     
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    That looks fantastic!
     
  3. Nick Fanis

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    This must be one of the most beautiful guitars Gibson has ever made!
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Congrats!
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
  6. RM8485

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    Very nice. I've been looking at those myself. Can you give us an idea of its size compared to a 335, and maybe a Les Paul?
     
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    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've got a 175 but I still gas for one of these, congrats!
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Wow! Beautiful - congratulations!
     
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    niceness sir
     
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  10. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Construction is fully hollow, maple plywood body, same as the 330 and 175. Size is 2" thick and 15" wide. Mine weighs 6.1 lbs. The 335 is 1-3/4" thick, 16" wide, and nearly 2-1/2 lbs heavier due to the large maple center block.

    The 275 is probably most similar to the 175, but that guitar's 3-1/2" x 16" body makes it less comfortable to play.

    I love both. The 175 is so iconic. When I first saw the 275, I thought "why bother?" Now I'm wondering what took Gibson so long.


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    Congrats
     
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    I really want one.
     
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    Congrats .. I don't have much in terms of GAS these days, but the ES-275s do have some pull :D

    Enjoy it!!
     
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    Thanks, that photo is a big help. . I have seen them in a couple videos, but the angle people play at can make determining the size hard. Of course now I have to decide between the 335 I was originally planning to get and a 275. The dilimas of unlimited desire for guitars and very limited money.
     
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    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
     
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    I've had my eyes on the version with the P 90s. This is the best new model that Gibson has come out with in a very long time! These are really fantastic guitars. Enjoy!!!!!
     
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    6F556583-76D3-45E1-B194-04E37AE0F73D.jpeg Love mine. The MHS humbuckers are great.
     
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    Excellent! Henry J still knows how to knock it out of the park. If only FMIC could make something so inspiring.
     
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    I think you’re probably serious about Gibson making great guitars despite all the internet hype. I totally agree. I just picked up a Custom Shop CS-336 brand new for $2k. Yes,that’s a lot of money for me. But what a great guitar and incredible value. I also have two 2008 LP Classics that with new pickups (nothing fancy, I just don’t favor high output pickups that came stock) sound and play outstanding. Gibson gets flack for being “expensive” or bad QC. But I find them to be outstanding value for what they are, and to be excellent quality.
     
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    Beautiful guitar. I didn't know they even made them anymore.
    I've never been much of a fan of the Florentine cutaway either.
     
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