From The Archives…The Creative Workshop

Michael Snow with his Gibson-ES-175
Michael Snow with his Gibson-ES-175 (photo courtesy of Travis Turk)

 

Recently sent to me by my old pal  Travis Turk, this is probably the first picture of me in a Nashville studio situation, taken at Creative Workshop in 1972, soon after arriving from England. Travis was the engineer at CW at that time, and I still have that lovely old Gibson ES 175 D. Thanks, T.T.

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Instrumental Musings… Gibson ES-175D 1970

Gibson ES-175D photo by JOtwell (click to buy)
Gibson ES-175D photo by JOtwell (click to buy)

 

This guitar was originally covered in a previous post: http://wp.me/p2W71Q-H

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GIBSON ES-175D  1970

I acquired this beauty as a straight swap with venerable British jazz guitarist Ivor Mairantz, who was also the main Gibson dealer in London. I had a vintage  Gibson L-7 that he openly coveted, so he gave me the 175 and a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic in exchange for the L-7.

If I still had the L-7 it would probably go for $ 30,000 or so, but it wasn’t a practical instrument for me at that time, so it made sense to do the trade. The Hummingbird has long since flown the coop, but this 175 is still a big go-to guitar for me, after 44 years.

Modifications: Replaced the original humbuckers with Seymour Duncan, and added a Bigsby.

 

Instrumental Musings … Gibson ES-175d

Gibson-ES-175d, owned by Michael Snow

GIBSON ES-175D  1970

I acquired this beauty as a straight swap with venerable British jazz guitarist Ivor Mairantz, who was also the main Gibson dealer in London. I had a vintage  Gibson L-7 that he openly coveted, so he gave me the 175 and a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic in exchange for the L-7.

If I still had the L-7 it would probably go for $ 30,000 or so, but it wasn’t a practical instrument for me at that time, so it made sense to do the trade. The Hummingbird has long since flown the coop, but this 175 is still a big go-to guitar for me, after 44 years.

Modifications: Replaced the original humbuckers with Seymour Duncan, and added a Bigsby.

Gibson ES 175d-1970
Gibson ES 175d-1970
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