Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 Image
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Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 Guitar Review :: Electric Guitars Reviews

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The ES-165 Herb Ellis is a classic jazz guitar based on Herb’s own Gibson ES-175. A single humbucker produces a warm jazz tone, and gold-plated metal parts impart a classy look.

Sound. The BJB floating pickup produces warm, round, and articulate tone for peerless jazz flavor. Single volume knob on the pickguard keeps it simple and keeps the top wood pristine for amazing resonance.

Features + Technical Specs
Body & HardwarePlain laminated maple top
Curly laminated maple back and rims
16″ (W) X 20.5″(L) X 3.5″ (D)
Multi-ply binding on top,single-ply binding on back
Gold hardware
ABR-1 bridge, 175-style tailpiece
Gold tophat Knobs
Neck & Headstock1-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
Single-ply binding
175-style neck profile
24 3/4″ scale length; 1 11/16″ nut width
Grover Keystone tuners
Electronics & StringsBJB floating pickups: floating Jazz, Johnny Smith pickup with gold cover
1 volume on pickguard
Brite Wire .010-.046 Strings
FinishesVintage Sunburst, Wine Red, Light Burst, Ebony
These musical instruments offer includes CaseIncludes black alligator case
Exterior: Black Faux Alligator
Interior: Deep Green Velour
Silkscreen: ‘Gibson Memphis’ name plate

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