One of Gibson's rarest full depth archtops, the elusive ES-775 was introduced in 1990 as a premium version of the company's evergreen ES-175 model. With upscale appointments including a solid ebony fingerboard and knobs, gleaming all-gold hardware, multi-bound headstock, and the split block inlays of the old Howard Roberts, the ES-775 was a showpiece model, but also exhibited some significant structural changes over it's workhorse cousin. The neck pickup was moved to the end of the fingerboard for a mellower tone (in contrast to the 24th fret placement on the 175) and the cutaway was appreciably deepened, for improved access to the upper fingerboard. Built for just three years, the ES-775 was discontinued in 1993, after a tantalizingly brief production run.
This one is in Good Condition in a Cherry Red Finish with OHSC ( one latch is broken )
Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Materials: Solid 3 piece tiger maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; figured maple top, sides and back; notched block mother of pearl fingerboard inlay and ornate peghead inlay; triple bound top, bound back.
Hardware: 100% original gold hardware includes ebony inlaid trapeze tailpiece, compensated Tuneamatic bridge, Gibson humbucking pickups and Gibson Deluxe single ring tulip key tuners, beveled 5-ply pickguard, ebony control knobs, 3 way control switch.