In 1978 and 1979, Gibson produced a batch of ES-175s equipped with the famous Charlie Christian blade pickup. I know that diehard purists (i.e., those who will only play a 1938 ES-150) dislike the ES-175CC, but from the examples of its sound I have heard it sounds great (the examples being the CDs in various licks books by Wolf Marshall, e.g., this one).
ES-175CCs are rather seldom offered for sale. This is only the second I have seen over the five years I have checked archtops on ebay.
Does anyone out there know how many Gibson produced of these guitars?