Gibson ES-5 Custom Shop "Switchmaster", Natural - Pre-Owned

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The Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster was truly a guitar ahead of its time. First introduced in 1949, the ES-5 Switchmaster was the first ES guitar to be fitted with three pickups. The Switchmaster gets it name from the combination of three Gibson 57 Classic humbuckers, separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, and a 4-way pickup selector switch. The laminated figured maple top, back, and sides play host to a maple/walnut neck while the rosewood fingerboard features mother-of-pearl block inlays and a 25.5" scale length. Grover kidney tuners, gold hardware, multi-ply binding, and a Gibson hardshell case complete the package. This natural finish ES-5 is in excellent condition and is an incredible example of Gibson Custom Shop's modern-day workmanship. 

  • Body: ES-5
  • Body material: Laminated figured maple 
  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Neck: Maple/walnut
  • Neck shape: C
  • Radius: 
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Fret wire: Jumbo
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Bridge/tailpiece: ABR-1, trapeze-style loop tailpiece 
  • Tuners: Grover kindly tuners
  • Pickups: Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers
  • Serial number: 13154002
  • Year of build: 2014
  • Case: Gibson Custom Shop hardshell


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