The Les Paul’s impact on the worlds of rock ‘n’ roll and blues was absolutely titanic. In the realm of jazz, the instrument that had the same monumental effect is the Gibson ES-175.
When the ES-175 debuted with a run of 129 in 1949, it nudged aside the ES-150, which had been the guitar of choice for jazz innovators like Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. The ES-175 also proved a more manageable and less costly alternative to the L-5s thanks to its smaller body size and laminated top.
…with Thomastik GB114 George Benson Custom Flatwound Set Heavy
The CPX Series is a collection of finely crafted guitars placing emphasis on playability with exceptional tonal woods and adorned with beautiful inlays and exquisite finishes. The CPX guitar line features a full body design that has more than enough volume to achieve excellent acoustic resonance.
The CPX500 makes the CPX range available at an all new pricepoint. With a spruce top and Nato back and sides this guitar projects a warm and full sound while the larger body size of the CPX range offers a bigger, fuller sound than the smaller bodied APX guitars.
Controls for the under bridge mounted piezo pickup are mounted on the instrument’s side for optimum access. The battery compartment is also located on the side, close to the neck, to provide easy replacement. (1-way Systems)
This is a tuner-equipped version of System55. The chromatic tuner is accurate,easy to use and easy to view. You can use the tuning mode by pressing a single button even if you have no cable connected. Turning the tuner on or off will not affect the output in any way. The tuner also comes with a one-minute auto-off timer to save battery power.
Back & Sides: Nato
Tuners Die-cast: Chrome
Body Style: Medium Jumbo with Cutaway
Pick Guard: Clear
String Scale: 25 9/16″
Body Depth: 3 3/4″ – 4 /1/2″
Nut Width: 1 11/16″
Preamp: System55T (1-way preamp with piezo, 3-band EQ & tuner
Strings ERNIE BALL SLINKY
Acoustic Medium Light
Coated Titanium RPS Slinky Acoustic Medium Light .012 – .054
Ernie Ball Coated 80/20 Acoustic Guitar Strings feature a proprietary enamel coating on the wound strings, and a rust-resistant plating on the plain strings. In addition to the exclusive coating, all plain strings are reinforced with a patented winding of titanium wire around the lock twist of the ball end. The wound strings are wrapped with an alloy combination of 80 % copper & 20 % zinc wire, providing crisp pleasing overtones. The Eagles, John Mayer, Chris Cornell are just a few of the many musicians who play these strings both live and in the studio. Made with the finest and freshest raw materials, all Ernie Ball strings are hermetically sealed to ensure your strings stay as fresh as the day they were made. Gauges .012 .016 .024w .032 .044 .054