Gibson Custom ES-5 Switchmaster Vintage Sunburst

Gibson Custom ES-5 Switchmaster Vintage Sunburst

by Gibson
This new Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster is a stunning electro-acoustic guitar, ideally suited for jazz but also great for other styles. With 3 pic..

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Overview

This new Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster is a stunning electro-acoustic guitar, ideally suited for jazz but also great for other styles. With 3 pickups with individual tone and volume controls, this is a very versatile instrument.

As used by guitar legends T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons and Frank Zappa!

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, and was initially intended solely for jazz players. It was dubbed the “supreme electronic version” of Gibson’s L-5 and offered a unique four-knob control circuitry that allowed players to manage pickup selection by adjusting the volume of each pickup, thus eliminating the pickup selector switch.

Even though the ES-5 Switchmaster would undergo several smaller changes in the early 1960s, it is the mid-1950s model that is painstakingly recreated today by Gibson Custom. Today’s ES-5 Switchmaster has a high-grade maple top, back and rims and its signature full proportioned body. Multi-ply white and black binding accents the guitar’s top and back, with single-ply white binding on the f-holes for a distinctive touch. The gold hardware, including an ABR-1 bridge, is also eye catching – especially the artistically designed trapeze-style loop tailpiece.

 

  • Vintage Sunburst Finish
  • Figured Maple Top, Back, and Sides
  • 5-Ply Maple/Walnut Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • 20 Frets
  • Three '57 Classic Humbuckers
  • Individual Volume and Tone Controls for
  • Each Pickup
  • Pickup Selector For Bridge, Middle, Neck, and All
  • Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Rosewood Base
  • Multi-Loop Tailpiece
  • 17" Body Width
  • 21" Body Length
  • 3-3/8" Body Depth
  • Gold Hardware

 

Specification

SKU119083
Weight5.0000
MPNHS5SVSGH1
Case Includedhard case
Colourvintage sunburst
Warranty2 years
Scale Length25.5"
Nut Width1 11/16-inch
Neck Woodhigh-grade maple and walnut
Pickup Config3 x humbucker
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left Handedright handed
Fingerboardrosewood fingerboard
Guitar Stylejazz style
Body SizeFull SIze

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Guitar Purchase at Northampton Sun 4th Dec 16:
Knowledgeable and friendly staff, couldn't do any more to help. All round good experience.
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