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Gibson ES-175 C what does the C mean?

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Is it crimson?  Or has it got a Charlie Christian pickup? 

I think that may be an ES-175 CC but whatever, it should be a great guitar.

I have an ES-175.  One of Gibsons finest and (these days) under-appreciated designs.

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I have a es137 c and the c stands for classic, not sure if the same applies though 

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Can't find any info on what a ES 175 C might be.  When the guitar first came out it had a single pickup, and later a second pickup was added thus a designation of ES 175 D (for dual pickups).  The last reference to that model was about 2016 when they did a replica of a '59 ES 175 with two pickups.  Can't find any reference as to what a C might mean?  I have never heard of Gibson putting a letter in the model to describe a neck shape so I don't think that is it.  In the olden days a C stood for cutaway, but as far as I know the 175 always had a cutaway so that's probably not it either.  I had an ES 125TC which stood for "thinline, cutaway" as opposed to the prior model with no cutaway.  

It's probably something pretty obvious that we are all over thinking 😧

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Like @Eades said, in the 137 the C stands for Classic and there's even a big "C" inlaid at the 12th fret, but of course Gibson being Gibson they also made the Custom version (which in case you didn't notice also starts with "C" haha!). Both models were built at the Memphis "C"ustom Shop so there's rumor it also stands for that...

 

Sigh. 

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21 hours ago, alphasports said:

Like @Eades said, in the 137 the C stands for Classic and there's even a big "C" inlaid at the 12th fret, but of course Gibson being Gibson they also made the Custom version (which in case you didn't notice also starts with "C" haha!). Both models were built at the Memphis "C"ustom Shop so there's rumor it also stands for that...

Sigh. 

Yeah, except there was no Custom Shop in Memphis.  Ever.

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