Lovies Guitars is offering up a Gorgeous. 1953 Gibson ES-5 with 3 P-90 Pickups in a Vintage Natural Finish!
Gibson's ES-5 was introduced in 1949 as the electric counterpart to Gibson's L-5 Premier. Prior it its release, the ES-350 was the company's flagship electric guitar. At 17 wide, and with numerous tonal options and a long 25.4scale, the ES-5 was designed for pro musicians, priced high, and built in very limited numbers. A couple of years later, Gibson would introduce its L5CES and Super 400CES models which, a decade later, rendered the ES-5 Switchmaster obsolete. The rewards of plugging this guitar into a big clean clean amp with reverb - say a Blackface Vibrolux or a bluesy rig like a prewar EH-150 amp - are each pretty incredible!
There's something about a big 17 hollow body with a P-90s that's hard to beat. For Gibson history buffs, you'll be interested to know that this guitar features a tapered headstock.
We've never seen this feature later than 1951. It's likely found on this guitar as it was a long scale high-end guitar with low production.
This Awesome piece of history is is Great Shape, however it has a fair bit of checking all over, one hairline crack on the back near the strap button and a bit of finish work and repair near output jack. This instrument has been fitted with a new pickguard and Hand-Wired Seymour Duncan 59 P-90s (OG Pots). NO Breaks, Includes Original Hard Shell Lifton Case, SEE more pics at our site!! WEIGHS in at: 7.07 lbs.
All guitars are fully insured and we will deal with it. Lovies Guitars has CITES Master File and Certificates will be issued when and where needed. _gsrx_vers_854 GS 7.0.18 (854). 1953 Gibson ES-5 3 Pickup P-90 Natural Brazilian Fretboard + OHSC" is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2020.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "loviesguitars" and is located in Lakeside, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.