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1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
from Guitar Heroes magazine, November 1982
General Specs
Body: 17" Rounded single cutaway, plywood maple top
Finish: Brown Sunburst
Neck: Three piece neck with two pieces of maple and a thin layer of dark wood
Fingerboard: Pointed-end rosewood with 5-ply binding and large block fingerboard inlays
Frets: 20
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge (with no saddle retaining wire) on a rosewood base
Headstock: Single bound peghead, crown peghead inlay
Tuners: Single ring tulip tuner buttons, ribbed-back Kluson tuners
Hardware: Gold-plated
Pickguard: Laminiated beveled-edge
Pickups: (3) Humbuckers
Controls: (6) volume/tone knobs (separate volume and tone for each pickup), 4-way slotted switch on cutaway bout with a Telecaster style switch tip (labeled "1,2,3,ALL")
Years in use: Unknown
The 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster was seen in ca. January 1977 at Manticore Studios in Fulham, London, England for a photoshoot with Kate Simon.

It was also allegedly used in recording Death Wish II.


1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster
Led Zeppelin, ca. January 1977, Manticore Studios, Fulham, London, England

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