Gibson Steve Howe Signature ES-175 Guitar Review :: Electric Guitars Reviews
a vast realm of tonal possibilities opened up by one of rock's most creative guitarists.
As a member of the English band Yes, Steve’s tasteful, eclectic guitar parts helped define a new style of music known as art rock and the Gibson Steve Howe Signature ES-175 Guitar celebrates the achievements of the man who elevated rock guitar into an art form.
Based on the '64 ES-175 that was Steve's first good guitar and the one to which he has returned throughout his long career, this
stunning signature model features everything Steve loves best. It has a maple top, back, and sides; split-parallelogram mother-of-pearl
inlays on a rosewood fretboard; full body and neck binding; inlaid ebony bridge base; unique nickel T-trapeze; and two '57 Classic
humbuckers on this musical instrument. Includes independent volume and tone controls with a 3-way toggle. Deep, rich tone rings out from a full hollowbody with
a deep cutaway for easy high-fret access.
In later solo albums, Steve Howe emerged as an accomplished jazz player. His guitar collection has been the subject of a book,
and his instruments have been exhibited in museums.
Through it all, his favorite instrument has always been his 1964 Gibson ES-175, and his signature guitar is modeled after his personal
|Features + Technical Specs|
| Body & Hardware
||Plain laminated maple top, back and rims|
16" (W) X 20.5"(L) X 3.5" (D)
Multi-ply binding on top,single-ply binding on back
Vintage Suburst finish
Nashville TOM bridge, 175-style tailpiece
Black Speed Knobs
|Neck & Headstock
||1-piece mahogany neck|
20 fret Rosewood fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.062"
Peghead Pitch: 17°
Thickness at 1st fret: 0.635"
Thickness at 12th fret: 0.780"
Heel Length: 0.625"
Neck Joint Location: 14th fret
Headstock Inlay: Holly
Pearloid split parallelogram inlays
175-style neck profile
24 3/4" scale length; 1 11/16" nut width
Grover Keystone tuners
|Electronics & Strings
||'57 Classic humbucking pickups |
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
Brite Wire .010-.046 Strings
||'64 Vintage Sunburst|
|This musical instruments offer includes Case
||Includes black levant case|
Exterior: Black smooth levant hardshell
Interior: Burgundy Plush
Silkscreen: Gold 'Gibson' logo
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