2008 Gibson Steve Howe ES-175

Modeled after the 1964 Gibson ES-175, Steve’s favorite guitar, this 2008 Steve Howe ES-175 celebrates the achievements of a man who helped elevate rock guitar into an artform. As a member of the English prog rock band Yes, Steve’s tasteful, eclectic riffs helped define a new style of music. Modeled after his personal guitar, this updated ES-175 has a Mahogany neck and a Maple body, making for easy playing and gorgeous tones.

This guitar has a headstock repair. It’s a perfect repair for playability, but the scar is very visible.  There are also a couple of crudely repaired cracks on the back. They are functionally fine, just not pretty. This guitar plays amazingly well (like the $8k guitar that it is), but due to these damaged areas and repairs, the price is radically dropped. (For a player who wants a deal on a high-end guitar for its amazing playability, this is the one for you!)


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Product Specs

  • Body: plain laminated Maple top, back, and rims
  • Body Binding: Multi-ply binding on top, single-ply on back
  • Neck: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Profile: 175-style
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.
  • Inlays: Pearloid split-parallelogram
  • Fingerboard Binding: Single-ply
  • Hardware Plating Finish: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: 175-style
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Pickups: ’57 Classic humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch