Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 – USA 2011
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This is an extremely nice 2011 Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 with factory Bigsby finished in vintage Curly Maple. The quilted maple top and back is absolutely stunning - one of the better examples we here at Premier Guitars have laid eyes on.
From Gibson – “The Gibson Memphis ES-355 Bigsby semi-hollowbody guitar electrified the guitar world in the late '50s and quickly became a favorite axe for all styles of music. This modern model faithfully re-creates the original body design of the ES-355, combining it with a Traditional "C" neck profile. The ES-355 features a 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body and a mahogany neck with mother-of-pearl block inlays. With vintage-toned '57 Classic humbuckers, you've got a guitar that's both a stunning instrument and a piece of music history. There are few other guitars that match the Gibson CS Memphis ES-355 Bigsby semi-hollowbody for sheer star power.”
This one has had one owner since new. It was bought by the current owner from Guitar Brothers in QLD. When it comes to Gibson semi-hollow body guitars, this thing is top of the line; the real deal. This superb guitar reflects the extra care, attention to detail, fit, finish and tone associated with Gibson Custom Shop.
There are no signs of serious play wear. It has been cared for by a meticulous owner, and has lived in its protective case between sporadic gigs. The semi-hollowbody construction with Bigsby gives you a manageable platform for exploring feedback, harmonics and overtones on stage, making the guitar feel truly alive.
The limited run Gibson ES 355 in Curly Maple with ebony fingerboard and factory Bigsby was one of Gibson's best selling Custom Shop ES models in recent history. Discontinued in early 2012 these have become highly sought after instruments.
Gibson's VOS treatment makes this guitar look like it came right out of 1960. This is a lovely, all original and fantastic playing ES-355 from 2011.
Famous ES-355 aficionados have included Chuck Berry, BB King, Keith Richards and countless others.
Comes in its original Gibson hard shell case in excellent condition with its Certificate of Authenticity.
Action at 1st fret: 0.5mm
Action at 12th fret: 1.75mm
Nut width: 42.94mm
Width at 12th fret: 52mm
Neck depth at 1st fret: 21.14mm
Neck depth at 12th fret: 24.62mm
Weight: 4.12kg / 9.08lb
Maple Top, Back, and Rims
Multi-ply White/black Binding on Top and Back
1-piece Mahogany Neck
22-fret Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Block Inlays
Single-ply White Neck Binding
1960s Slim Taper Neck Profile
Grover Kidney Tuners
'57 Classic pickups
2 Volume, 2 Tone, and 3-way Selector Switch
Vintage Blonde Finish