The Roots of A Legend
Epiphone is proud to present the Epiphone ES-175 Premium, a faithful new reissue of what many consider the most famous electric archtop in popular music, heard on classics from jazz to rock in the hands of pioneers like Joe Pass, Scotty Moore, and Wes Montgomery. Epiphone’s long history of innovation began with designing archtop guitars. And now, Epiphone steps up its game again with the new ES-175 Premium featuring Gibson USA '57 Classic pickups and a vintage-inspired "aged" Lacquer finish that will make you think you're playing a 50's original but at a price anyone can afford.
The ES-175 was introduced in 1949 as a mid-size, more affordable version of the venerable L-5, the very first modern archtop and the inspiration for the best Gibson and Epiphone archtops of the jazz era. The original ES-175 was truly a modern guitar that anticipated a new era of jazz and pop music that was hotter, louder, and constantly stretching musical boundaries. The ES-175 was the first archtop with a Florentine (sharp) cutaway. And by 1957, it came with the innovative and now standard humbucker pickup. The ES-175 quickly the preferred model for both jazz players and rock and rollers with a background in jazz, especially for guitarists looking for the “Wes Montgomery” L-5 sound at a lower cost. The new Epiphone ES-175 Premium is just like the original--a fully hollow jazz box that’s easy to hold, easy to play and affordable. And with the addition of Gibson ’57 Classic pickups, the Epiphone ES-175 Premium is versatile enough for any genre with cool crisp archtop tone from its all-maple construction and killer humbucker pickups.
- Faithful reissue of classic archtop
- Gibson USA 57 Humbuckers
- Aged-style lacquer finish
Finish: Vintage-Inspired, "aged" Lacquer
Top Material: Laminated Maple
Body Material: Laminated Maple
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: SlimTaper™
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with parallelogram inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Binding: Body, Fingerboard
Nut Width: 1.68"
Machine Heads: Epiphone Deluxe Tuners
Neck Pickup: Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone All-metal toggle on traditional rubber grommet
Bridge: Floating Rosewood Base with "Tune-o-Matic" Bridge; Pinned
Tailpiece: Traditional "Zig-Zag" Trapeze
Pickguard: 3-Ply: Black/White/Black
Strings: D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46