Gibson Years

ES5 Natural Finish SwitchMaster

Photography supplied courtesy of New Kings Road Guitars

Richie has owned this guitar for many years and it has featured on recordings during this period. Although this is not a "On Stage" guitar as such, it is a well loved and used part of his personal collection.


The guitar itself, is very rare indeed, and only 39 Blonde ES5 Switchmaster's were produced during the first year of the "Switchmaster's" production. The guitar has the classic 3 P 90 pick ups, and 6 knobs, and the all important 1-2-3-ALL, Switchmaster switch.


The first specifications of the Switchmaster still retain the earlier style tailpiece and classic wooden bridge. The guitar does have an incredible flamed maple veneer top and is just stunning.

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