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1991 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 Signature Model Archtop FIRST YEAR - RARE Cherry, Humbucker, es-175, es-335

1991 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 Signature Model Archtop FIRST YEAR - RARE Cherry, Humbucker, es-175, es-335

Regular price $3,250.00 USD
Regular price $3,399.00 USD Sale price $3,250.00 USD
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FREE SHIPPING ON ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS! We usually ship via Fedex which runs $79.00 per guitar within the lower 48 states. We ship worldwide via USPS Express, contact us for exact shipping price. Europe is usually around $229. Australia $299… We ship to almost every country in the WORLD! International buyers must contact us prior to purchase.


All guitars are packed with exceptional care. Let's face it, packages are going to get thrown around and if not properly packed, they will break. We have shipped hundreds and hundreds of guitars of all values and know the importance of a good job packing.


All packages are fully insured for full value.

Please allow 24 hours for your package to acclimate. Not doing so could result in finish cracks. This is especially important in the Winter months.

Return Policy:

48 hour inspection period, buyer pays shipping both ways and must be returned in the same condition as sent, no exceptions. 5% restocking fee to cover costs.

Condition Ratings:

Condition Rating Descriptions:

Mint: blemish-free and not modified

Excellent: used instrument with minor cosmetic defects (light scratches, pick marks)

Very Good: used instrument with cosmetic defects (scratches, finish dings, buckle rash)

Good: used instrument in working order with significant cosmetic defects (scratches, dings, pick marks, buckle rash, binding cracks)

Fair: used instrument with imperfections that affect the function of the instrument

Poor: used instrument with imperfections that generally require repair

Non-Functioning: used instrument that does not work

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1991 Gibson ES-165 Herb Ellis Cherry Red!

Here is a 1991 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 Signature Model Archtop in Cherry. This guitar represents the first year of production, making it a sought-after collector's item and was designed as a tribute to Herb Ellis who was a longtime user of the ES-175. Crafted to perfection, it boasts a single humbucker pickup, as well as single tone and volume controls.


  • Model: 1991 Gibson Herb Ellis ES-165 Signature Model Archtop
  • Color: Cherry Red
  • Pickup: Single 490R Humbucker
  • Condition: Very good plus, with light wear including pickguard wear, scratches, and slight checking
  • Includes: Hard Case, case keys

Crafted with precision, this archtop guitar delivers rich, resonant sound with its single humbucker pickup. With its classic design and exceptional playability, the ES-165 Herb Ellis is sure to inspire musicians of all styles and preferences.

Weight: 7.4 lbs.

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