Gibson ES-275

Faded Cherry, 2016

I immediately liked the idea of this model when I first saw a photo of it. The body shape reminds of the L5 or other classic Gibson archtops but it is much smaller and lighter. The surprisingly loud acoustic tone gets amplified through two MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) pickups that are said to be perfect recreations of the original PAF humbuckers of early electric Jazz guitars. It’s sound can be mellow or biting and it is the perfect guitar for travelling on the bike.

Videos

Dietmar Liehr (also vocals): Watch What Happens (Michel Legrand)

Rüdiger Frank Organ Jazz Trio