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Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 Limited Run Electric Guitar  

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    Stunning perfection in every detail.

    Offered by the Gibson Custom Shop, the ES-355 Limited Run electric guitar makes one of the great Gibson classics of the late '50s available again as a beautifully crafted and finished Custom Shop masterpiece. Includes black levant hardshell case.

    • Laminated plain maple top, back, and rims
    • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
    • Gold hardware
    • Nashvile Tune-o-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
    • 1-piece mahogany neck
    • 22-fret ebony fingerboard
    • Mother of pearl block inlays
    • Single-ply white neck binding
    • 1960s slim taper n eck profile
    • Grover kidney tuners
    • '57 Classic pickups

    If you enjoy guitar perfection, the Custom Shop ES-355 Limited Run guitar will bring you great satisfaction. Order today.


    Custom Shop ES-355 Limited Run Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Body dimensions: 16-1/2"W x 20"L x 2"D
    • Scale: 24-3/4"
    • Nut width: 1-11/16"
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    ES-355 Hardtail

    By Steve1976

    from California

    Comments about Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 Limited Run Electric Guitar:

    I am a lousy guitar player, but I have played alot of beauties in my life (my father is a collector, and has over 30 - Rics, Gibsons, and Fenders).

    But, this is just a superbly crafted instrument. It is, as my father says, and "heirloom" guitar. Any fool can pick this up and feel the magic. It feels like the sensation you get when you drive a nice car for the first time. I could not be happier than I am with this purchase. My Les Paul feels jealous.
    I have been looking for this guitar for years. It has literally everyting I have ever wanted: ebony, block inlays (no dots!), 57 classics, gold hardware.tortoise shell pickguard.

    One change I would make (but not enough to change the rating) is I would make the trim on the pickguard (white) the same color as the trim on the guitar (off white).
    The guitar is out of this world. It rings will meaty sustain. Makes my mouth water. Out of the box, intonation was set perfectly. The finish shines like a gemstone. It's the kind of guitar you just want to sit and look at. My Les Paul is the only thing that comes close.

    My other guitars:

    1993 Gibson J-45
    2008 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus
    1989 Gibson U2
    1996 Fender American Standard Strat
    2009 Fender American Standard Tele
    Epiphone Casino
    Takamine Acoustic
    Fender P-Bass
    Tough question to answer. I got mine as a "used" guitar off of Musicians Friend. I wasn't planning on buying a guitar, but had been watching this one (actually, the one with the Bigsby). It popped up as a "condition 2" described as having "some tarnish on the gold hardware." I ended up getting the guitar for a great price, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

    When I opened it up, I simply could not find any imperfections on the guitar. Showroom perfect condition.

    This will not be the last "used" guitar I buy from Musicians Friend.

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    ES 355 Custom antique ebony

    By James Sedbrook

    from Colorado

    Comments about Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 Limited Run Electric Guitar:

    Overall the most Majestic Guitar I have ever held, let alone owned.
    Plays better than a dream, sounds amazing!!!
    Clean - the most colorful tone ever
    High Gain - (Mesa Triple Rec) This guitar flies in your hands, be careful looking down because your feet will be off the ground!

    Sounds better than all my Les Pauls/SG's and Juniors it's simply the finest guitar you will EVER know.
    Absolutely Gorgeous!
    Best tone ever, plays like a Cadillac drives...effortless!
    Custom Shop...
    Do you really think it's gonna come down in value...ever?

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    best axe ever

    By Popsola

    from San Diego, CA

    Comments about Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 Limited Run Electric Guitar:

    I finally decided to get the best of everything rolled into one. Loved my Lucille, neck was too thick, loved my 335, but didn't like rosewood fretboard, wanted block inlays. Gibson finally put all my favorite features in one guitar. This guitar gets all my playing time, Expensive but worth every penny. Pays like a dream and sound great.

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