ES-175The Gibson ES-175 is another Gibson classic. The ES-175 first saw the light of day in 1949! and was planned to be a more inexpensive model to Gibson's flagship the L-5. The ES-175 is more manageable than the large L-5, the top is locked and not solid. Also new was the low-cut, tapered "Florentine cutaway", which allows a comfortable access to the upper frets. The ES-175 is available in various variants.