2015 Gibson Memphis '59 ES-175 VOS + OHSC

2015 Gibson Memphis '59 ES-175 VOS + OHSC

Gibson |  2015gm59es175

MINT condition classic Gibson Memphis '59 ES-175 VOS we are selling as part of a private collection. This one is very close to the real thing too...

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This gorgeous 2015 Gibson Memphis ‘59 ES-175 VOS Reissue has come to us as part of a consignment of similar custom shop pieces. Its completely mint and original apart from a re-fret with .100” x .45” period-correct fret-wire that Gibson Memphis used from 2016 onwards, which replaced the tall-narrow factory wire. It comes with all the original documentation and a certificate of authenticity, and is a brilliant playing and sounding guitar, the guys and gals at Gibson Memphis sure do know what they’re doing!

Here’s what Gibson have to say…

An accurate reproduction of the ES-175 that set the standard, with dual PAF-style pickups, rounded ‘C’ playing feel, authentic archtop tones, and vintage-correct ‘59 looks.

Historic truss rod: Superior Adjustability due to the Teflon coating, larger diameter rod, original brass anchor and larger washer Rolled neck binding: Binding is rounded off to comfortably fit the contours of the player’s hand Vintage style “No Logo” potentiometers: 45 degree bevel on all plastics: Historically accurate Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces: One step closer to vintage ES tonality Specifications


Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple Pieces: 3-Ply Grade: Vintage Plain Binding: Tan


Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple Pieces: 3-Ply Density: Vintage Plain Binding: Tan


Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple Pieces: Single Grade: Vintage Plain


Weight Relief: Hollow body construction Average Weight (body only): 1.4084 kg / 3.105 lbs

Materials Used

Glue: Franklin Titebond 50 Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.

Body Contour

Carve: ES-175 (Hollow)


Wood Species: Mahogany Pieces: 1


Truss Rod: Historic Profile: Soft “C” Thickness at Fret 1: 21.717 mm / .855” Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000” Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50 Average Weight: 471.7361 gm / 1.040 lbs

Peg Head

Type: SP-1 Inlay: Mother of Pearl Crown Logo: Mother of Pearl “Gibson” Headstock Angle: 17 degrees Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar’s exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body

Neck Fit

Joint Angle: 4 degrees Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec Type: Mortise and Tenon Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge


Style: White Material: Nylon Width: 4.3282 cm / 1.704”


E: 1.4935 mm / 0.0588 inches A: 1.1735 mm / 0.0462 inches D: 0.9068 mm / 0.0357 inches G: 0.6668 mm / 0.02625 inches B: 0.4267 mm / 0.0168 inches e: 0.3200 mm / 0.0126 inches


Wood Species: Rosewood Pieces: 1 Shade: Dark

Fingerboard Details

Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 ” Frets: 20 Nut/End of Board: 4.3282 cm / 1.704” @ nut, 5.588 cm / 2.200” @ end of board Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75” Binding: Tan Side Dots (Color): Tortoiseshell

Fingerboard Inlays

Style: Split Parallelogram Material: Aged Celluloid Dimensions: 31.75 mm x 21.59 mm / 1.250” x 0.850” Average Weight: 138.3457 gm / 4.880 oz Color Code: VB Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S. Filler: Analine Dye Sealer: 1-1.5 mils Top: N/A Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut


MHS Humbuckers

Tuning Keys

Style: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button Weight: 22.6796 gm / 0.8 oz

Tuning Keys Details

Tuning Ratio: 15:1 Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees Plating specs: V.O.S. Nickel Part numbers: 430-14139 / 430-14140


Style: Compensated Top with Rosewood Base Material: V.O.S. Rosewood Part number: 430-10626 / 430-10249 Weight: 27.2155 gm / 0.960 oz


Style: Zig-Zag Compensated: No Material: Brass Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel Part number: 430-11012 Weight: 208.6525 gm / 7.360 oz

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At a glance

Model: '59 ES-175 VOS
Year: 2015
Finish: Sunburt

Modifications: Refret with 2016 Gibson frets
Repairs: None
Weight: 2.92 Kg

Case: Original Hard
Tuners: Kluson

Pickups: MHS Humbuckers
Hardware: Original nickel plated
Neck Profile: Chunky C
Pots: Original




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