Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1960's Gibson ES-175 Copy Aria? Ibanez? Tokia?

I picked this up in August of 2008 and it has a $205.50 market value. It's a 1960's or 1970's vintage ES-175 Gibson style archtop guitar that was made in Japan. Looks similar to some Aria, Ibanez, and Tokia models from the era with the lawsuit style headstock. Rare solid red color with all gold plated hardware. It included an original case although it did have one detached hinge and wasn't in great condition. I was never find information on a similar model and nobody that saw it had seen one like it before either.

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Todd said...

Wow. I had one like it. It was my dads. I loved it. How are your frets? Mine needed some work.
Do you still have it?

Anonymous said...

I have this exact same guitar although yours is in better shape. Found mine in a trash can and I would like to rebuild it. Body is in good shape bt missing a tuner and pickups need need to be rewired. Purchased a new bridge.

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