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2005-2006 ES-175s

Rotten

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I found a nice playing, sounding ES-175 built in 2005 or 2006. It has two P-90s, which i prefer. Anyone know anything about them from this era? We're they made in Memphis or Nashville? Standard production or custom shop? The cost is $3000 and I don't know if that is fair or if the originals hover around that price. Any insight is appreciated!!
 

Rotten

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Thanks. I really liked the guitar, but don't want to fork out that much if it is a bad deal or if it would be worth it to save up for an original. I will check out the serial number this afternoon.
 

Cow_Punk

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I paid a bit less than that for one before 2008. My mistake was buying on ebay unseen.

I sent it back as the workmanship was really not great-- weird finish scratches where the neck met the body and the P90s did not sit flush under the strings. I didn't want to fuss with it to get it right for that money.

Obviously each guitar will vary greatly-- if it plays nice and you like it it might be worth it.

Originals with P90s will be more (3-4k) depending on the condition- and typically you'll only see the one pickup variety.
 

sixty2strat

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just bought 1993 in august 2100.00, but it has two HB, but it was dirty as hell the metall was tranished and set up for rusted .009's andcowboy chords .It had set for years in a case. TLC and elbow grease and you never know it was that guitar. so no Idea if the p90 are an upcharge ie custom order. Now for a used one 3000 does seem on the high side. more in the rage of a CS of Flame top but still high by 100-300. Now decide if it worth it to you. what are the odds of finding another p90 175, Did it play better than the others you tried. Could live with HB's. I suspect if you bonded with it and must have p90 you'd waste 3-400 in gas time and ups chargesto find another. Remember haggle withthem
 

stevieboy

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If it's the one I saw it was a nice playing version. I actually thought about pulling out the CC but the new stevieboy doesn't do that any more! I played three or four of them back when they were out and they were pretty stiff feeling, for lack of a better word.

I don't know about the price, but they were a limited run and probably not too easy to find.
 

Rotten

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Thanks for the replies. I noticed other hollow bodies at the shop that sounded more lively unplugged, but this one had a great sound plugged in. I wonder if the stiff feel is actually a benefit plugged in; it's not like I'm going for a dreadnought tone. Decisions, decisions...
 






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