I first hesitated to buy it, because your description was so very lyrical that I did not trust it (it sounded too good). But indeed, it's all true: it's a fine & fabulous guitar. A joy to look at and to play.
The guitar arrived yesterday. It is excellent both in terms of playability and sound. In fact it is better than I expected. It has a very sweet balanced tone that makes it a good jazz guitar. Many thanks!
Gibson Herb Ellis Model ES-165