Rock and Reel Posted February 20, 2012 Share Posted February 20, 2012 I just bought an ES-175. The quality, craftsmanship and playability are excellent as I expect from Gibson but I have a question. When (and why) did Gibson change from nickel plated hardware to chrome? The yellowish cast of the nickel is much more attractive than the white cast of chrome. In my opinion, the chrome looks cheap and this is anything but a cheap instrument. Does this bother anyone else? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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