(USED) Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Signature Model, Florentine Cutaway Jazz Box – SOLD

(USED) Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 in wine red finish.

A luxury Custom Shop special edition based on Herb’s classic ES-175.

Overview: A BJB floating pickup on the Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Electric Guitar 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. Gold-plated hardware, including the unique bridge, combine with split parallelogram inlays on the rosewood fretboard and full binding with multi-ply on top to create stunning visual elegance.

  • Plain laminated maple top
  • Curly laminated maple back and sides
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Solid maple center block
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • BJB floating pickup
  • Split parallelogram inlays
  • Multi-ply top binding
  • Single-ply binding on back, fretboard, and headstock
  • Single volume knob on pickguard
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Grover keystone tuners
  • 175-style tailpiece
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • 175-style neck profile
  • 24-3/4″ scale

There is not a lot to add. This is a classic “175” style guitar, with sharp cutaway. It is owned by a pro with a very extensive collection, who has decided to reduce the size of his collection. The condition is indistinguishable from new, virtually un-used, un-played, and un-scathed. It is a beautiful guitar. This model is no longer in production, and destined to become rare. It is here on consignment, so we cannot accept any trade offers.


Comes with original “alligator skin” Gibson hardshell case.

AMW Price: $2,550 (SOLD K.S.)