"New" ES 175 VOS 1959
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:01 AM
What is that VOS meaning (I know I am a greenie what Gibson knowledge concerns)
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
Also, since it's "custom" can you specify things like inlay style etc.? Are they built to order?
It would be great to have one that's simple like an ES-125 but with the cutaway and a single pickup.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:22 AM
The single pickup version was only available in vintage sunburst.
Some VOS appointments:
• A new revolutionary process for fret dress and nut cut that helps our luthiers deliver a superior, player noticeable difference right out of the case.
• Hand-rolled binding, with frets extending out slightly further for increased playing surface. This is a process we utilized for the Jimmy Page Custom Authentic—which many players have said is one of the most comfortable, playable guitars they have ever experienced!
• New, hand-shaped nut for comfort and vintage authenticity
• New, proprietary finishing process which, while still utilizing 100% nitro-cellulose lacquer, results in an gently aged patina that faithfully recreates the look of a well-cared for classic
• New hardware aging process that delivers better results
• Ensuring our neck profiles accurately reflect the three key eras in Gibson’s electric guitar history: early 1950s, 1959 and 1960.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:50 PM
But I would like a guitar similar to my ES-125 that has a cutaway and a single pickup. That's what the VOS ES-175 is - kind of - would prefer dot inlays but whatever.
I did find them listed on the Long & McQuade website for $4450 (I'm in Canada) tho I've never seen on in a store and they don't have any in stock.
For that much money I could get an old one from eBay that would have the tailpiece I prefer (solid vs. zig zag) and a P-90 vs. the big silver humbucker.
I know there are other manufacturers making new guitars but I really like the conservative styling of the Gibson ES guitars. The other manufacturers always seem to want to put a big flashy headstock and gaudy logo on everything. Maybe it's so they don't get sued.
My dream guitar would be that single pickup ES-175 with a P-90, solid tailpiece & dot inlays - new or used - I don't care! Wish someone would make it!
This is pretty close tho.....itchy eBay fingers!
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:13 AM
This guy wants $3250 for a 1979 ES-175CC that is a second!? When I lived in Chicago in the late 1970's my claim to fame is that I bought a ES-175CC in natural that was at the NAMM show that year. Got it at 'D J's Rock and roll store in Cicero,Illinois'. In short that guitar was probably the worse 175 that I ever owned. Long gone. A true testament to the lousy quality of Gibson during the 1970's.........Don't get me wrong. This 175 that is for sale in Great Britain looks to be a really nice 175. Of course to buy it and then have it shipped to the USA will end up costing somebody here a small fortune ;>). Frankly who knows what will end up with the economy the way that it is. Gibson might end up making some really superb instruments. Gibson may end up making some really crappy guitars also the way our economy is going. What will probably end up happening is that the really cool instruments will end up selling in: China (mainland),Saudi Arabia,Kuwait and certain countries in Europe.. jim
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:25 PM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:37 PM
If I'm not mistaken, that would be built by the Nashville Custom Shop as they do all the Historics. At least I would hope that they build them instead of Memphis.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:32 PM
They are made in the Memphis factory. I was driving through last week on my way to Nashville, and decided to stop in Memphis to see the factory and show room. It's a very nice facility and the guitars they are putting out now are quite superior to the last few years. The VOS treatments are amazing. I played the " '59 ES-335" with the VOS and it was very impressive. The feel of the neck and body was astonishing, though the tension was set higher than I expected. I'm on the market for this new '59 VOS ES-175 though, even without having played one. I was that impressed by the 335.
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