A beautiful 1951 ES-175 featuring a single P90 and loads of charisma in superb condition - the sort of look and feel you only get from a 50's guitar. Warm, pretty and wonderful. How could you ever choose a new model over one of these - the price is never much different. Surely a couple of grand is worth the 50+ years of mellowing!
It's often said that most of the sound comes from a players hands, but why not give yourself a head start with one of Gibson's longest running models.