This mint 16 1/4-inch-wide guitar weighs just 6.70 lbs. Three-ply laminated top and back with a superb two-tone sunburst finish with nice flame and light birds-eye. The top is triple-bound and the back is single bound. The sides stained with a walnut finish as usual. One-piece Honduras mahogany neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a very comfortable medium-to-thin profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 20 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl split-parallelogram position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and pearl crown inlay. Two-layer, black over white plastic truss-rod cover with two screws. The serial number is impressed into the back of the headstock. Individual single-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with double-ring Keystone plastic buttons (each one stamped on the underside "D-169400 Patent No.". Two original 'double black' PAF humbucking pickups with rectangular black "patent applied for" labels on the underside and outputs of 7.68k and 7.95k. Five-layer black over white plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout plus three-way selector switch on upper bass bout. Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. ABR-1 (retainer) Tune-O-Matic on height adjustable rosewood base and zig-zag tailpiece with central "T"-shaped design. Inside the bass f-hole is the orange Gibson label with the style "ES-175 D" written in black ink and serial number stamped in black. There is the absolute bare minimum of finish checking, some very minimal playing wear to the first five frets and a very small surface mark on the treble side of the body in-between the jack input and the tailpiece. Complete with the original Gibson hang-tag / guarantee card with matching serial number, the original Gibson 'Sonomatic Strings hang tag, the "*Humbucking Pickup Adjustments" sheet and the original Gibson 'Professionals Attention' hang-tag. This guitar is the best ES-175 that we have ever seen so we can comfortably award it a mint (9.50) condition rating. Housed in its original Gibson five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with orange plush lining (9.00).