Used Guitars & Basses

2012 Gibson ES5 Switchmaster Crimson Division built guitar

Written by Jazz Brown

This is a Crimson Division built guitar. The Gibson Crimson Division could be the Custom Shop in Gibson’s Custom Shop in support of the most notable luthiers build these guitars. Originally offered just as one electric type of their signature L-5, the ES-5 “Switchmaster” features three Gibson P-90 pickups wired to a four-way switch for a wide array of tones. Each pickup is wired for an individual Volume and Tone control for convenience. Faraway from simply a tone machine, this ES-5 is constructed from Quilt and Flame maple just about everywhere to have an absolutely gorgeous look. Natural gloss finish really lets the figuring shine through on the body.

Includes: Original Hardshell Case and Crimson Division Certificate of Authenticity
8 lbs. 5 oz.
Natural Finish
Quilt Maple Top, Back, and Sides
Flame Maple Neck
Rosewood Fretboard
25.5″ Scale Length
1 11/16″ Nut Width
20 Frets
.860″ Neck Profile at Nut
1.000″ Neck Profile at 12th Fret
Three Gibson P-90 Pickups
Invidivual Volume and Tone Controls
Four-Way Pickup Selector
Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Rosewood Base
Multi-Loop Tailpiece
17″ Body Width
21″ Body Length
3-3/8″ Body Depth
Gold Hardware