1959 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
1959 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster. Arguably one of Gibson’s most opulent guitars, the ES-5 Switchmaster merged many of the high-end features of the L5 acoustic model with a trio of gold PAF humbucking pickups and innovative 4-way switch. Features a Maple top, back, sides and neck in a rare Natural finish with all Gold hardware. This guitar shows its age with lots of lacquer checking, cosmetic finish wear and a few repaired binding and inlay cracks, but is still in very nice shape. All original with the exception of an early-60’s ABR-1 bridge and replaced nut. The neck was just professionally reset and this guitar was completely dialed in and is ready to play. The three PAF humbuckers, each with its own set of volume and tone controls, sound fantastic and combined with the 4-way selector switch, offer a nearly endless array of tones! Includes original hardshell case.