T-Bone Walker - Gibson ES-5

As Rolling Stone put it..."T-Bone Walker invented the guitar solo as we know it — he was the guy who figured out how to make an electric guitar cry and moan."

T-Bone played a number of Gibson guitars during his long career, including the ES-250, ES-335 and the Barney Kessel model in the 1970's, but in his prime during the 1950's and 1960's he is most associated with the ES-5.

Introduced in 1949, the ES-5 was one of the first production models to incorporate three P90 pickups and came in sunburst and natural finishes. Gibson ended production of the ES-5 in 1955 and renamed it the ES-5 Switchmaster.

1949 Gibson ES-5 - Natural

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