The Historic Sound of Alnico Pickups
The tone of the ES-175 comes from two Alnico Classic™ humbucker pickups that provide players an endless palette of colors and shades. The pickups are framed by a vintage style 3-ply pickguard The Alnico Classic™ are inspired by the famous “PAF” humbuckers from the late ’50s that revolutionized the sound of guitar and within a few short years became the standard for great tone. The combination of acoustic construction, time proven tone woods, and the Alnico Classic™ make the ES-175 anyone’s go-to guitar.
The ES-175’s ’50s style controls feature 1-bridge volume, 1-neck volume, 1-bridge tone and 1-neck tone - all equipped with Epiphone’s full-size 1” 500K ? potentiometers. Rounding out the controls is an Epiphone all metal pickup selector switch with a premium, rim-mounted output jack.