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Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster 1956


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Product Type: Used Consignment

1 in stock

  • One of 59 sunburst models made in 1956
  • Guitar is in very good condition, showing finish checking and very light playing wear.
  • A Bigsby tailpiece was fitted at some point, screwed into the plywood top with one screw. Original tailpiece is not included with the guitar
  • Original pickguard is included with the guitar and does fit, but has curved due to aging. A replica is currently fitted to the guitar.
  • Original tuners, electronics, and eponymous “Switchmaster” switch all working perfectly
  • Gibson’s second highest of their top range, after the Super 400, at the time

A Gibson classic and an historical piece

Comes with the original Lifton hard case. Case is in good condition, showing signs of cloth tape applied at some point in its past and an old internal stain. Latches work perfectly