Gibson ES-295 one of 166 made in 1955 Gold

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My oh my are we smitten with this one!  New video demo added - see the pictures!  Also see the video demo we just added!

Just in, a rare ES-295 from 1955.  It is just a beauty.  

The 295 is essentially a dressed-up ES-175, really dressed up!  The gold hardware on the gold finish is deluxe.  When you really start to gaze at it closely, you catch other things - the patina of the finish, the swirl in the original, cream pickup covers, the gold-bonnet knobs with that dishy shrinkage in the top that proves they're original.  

Two changes from original are present: an added strap button on the neck heel and a refret with some pretty large frets.  The fret work was professionally performed, and they feel great.  They are definitely larger than the originals, just to let you know.  Everything else is original, right down to the solder joints.

The original brown case is included as well.  

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 6lbs 4.7ozs
  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Maple 
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C profile
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of pearl parallelograms 
  • Frets: Replaced with jumbo frets
  • Fret count: 19
  • Nut: Replaced with a bone nut
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Radius: 10"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.9"
  • Neck thickness at 10th fret: 1.1"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Total length: 40 3/16"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Waist: 9 1/4"
  • Upper bout: 11 3/8"
  • Body depth/thickness: 3 3/8"
  • String gauge: .011-.049"
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Gibson
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 7.99k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.98k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: Strap buttons, frets, and the nut are non-original

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