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1992 ES-165 With Dual Pick Ups - Not Herb Ellis Now With Pics!

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The guitar in question, is an authentic ES-165.

Serial # 91472359

But, it was custom ordered with dual pick-ups.

Did Gibson make a ES-165, that was not a Herb Ellis?

If so, what are the exact specs for the 165? (woods)

Thanks, El G

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My understanding is that the ES165 is the same guitar as the ES175 except that the 165 has the single floating pup. If it has two mounted pups then it's a 175.

 

I don't know for sure though.

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If you email pictures to service@gibson.com we should be able to authenticate it for you. This may have been a custom ordered instrument if it turns out to be real.

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It is not a custom order. The double pickup version is known as the ES-165 PLUS: http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/electric/gibson/HerbEllisES-165plus.html .

 

There was one for sale on ebay in Light Burst for under $2350.00 in 2011. I don't know if it actually sold for that price.

 

The ES-165 PLUS comes with two f-holes plugs and twin Classic 57 pups.

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It is not a custom order. The double pickup version is known as the ES-165 PLUS: http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/electric/gibson/HerbEllisES-165plus.html .

 

There was one for sale on ebay in Light Burst for under $2350.00 in 2011. I don't know if it actually sold for that price.

 

The ES-165 PLUS comes with two f-holes plugs and twin Classic 57 pups.

Thanks, but this guitar was built before the ES-165 Plus.

The owner claims that the sticker says, "ES-165 Custom."

The headstock does not say "Herb Ellis", or have a crown.

I wasted yesterday, researching this guitar.

El G

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I added pictures, of the cursed guitar.

El G

 

El G, unless it is going for a really good price (<USD1900), I cannot see the attraction of it. Why fret over it? Just get yourself an ES-175 or an ES-175 1959 RI VOS [thumbup]

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El G, unless it is going for a really good price (<USD1900), I cannot see the attraction of it. Why fret over it? Just get yourself an ES-175 or an ES-175 1959 RI VOS [thumbup]

Jab, I agree.

My interest is in the oddity.

If it could be an "authentic" custom 165.

That would be nice.

I have invested too much energy, as it is.

Besides, there is a L5 Signature on ebay.

El G

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