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Gibson ES-355 Figured Top Electric Guitar
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The Gibson Custom Shop figured-top ES-355 electric guitar has breathtaking good looks”a gorgeous arched figured-maple top with maple back and sides. ...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Gibson Custom Shop figured-top ES-355 electric guitar has breathtaking good looks”a gorgeous arched figured-maple top with maple back and sides. The neck and headstock are made from a single piece of quartersawn mahogany. The ES-355 guitar's bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard is adorned with large-block mother-of-pearl inlays. The luxurious look is completed with gold hardware and multi-ply body binding.
Since its introduction in 1958 as the world's first semi-hollowbody electric guitar, the Gibson ES-355 has been a mainstay of players eager to balance the round, mellow tones perfect for jazz and blues with the edge and sustain of a full-blooded solidbody. This combination of features offers all the incredibly versatile sounds and smooth playability that make the semi-hollow electric guitar famous for its use in jazz, rock, blues, and country.
Gibson finished this take on the ES-355 with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer and retains the classic ES semi-hollow body proportions: 16-1/2-inches wide, 20-inches long, and 1-3/4-inches deep. The scale length is 24-3/4 inches. The design incorporates Gibson's lauded 17-degree back-angled headstock, which contributes greatly to the guitar's resonance and sustain.
The Custom Shop loads this amazing guitar with a pair of Gibson '57 Classic pickups for an unparalleled blend of warmth, richness and clarity. Controls include 2 volumes, 2 tones, and a 3-way pickup selector switch. Reliable kidney-shaped Grover tuners, and a classic ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece give players tuning stability and contribute to the ES-355 guitar's tonality. Gibson includes a Custom Shop hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity with each ES-355 guitar.
- Figured laminated maple top, back, and rims
- Multi-ply binding
- Solid maple center block
- Triple-bound headstock with split diamond inlay
- Set mahogany neck
- 1960 slim-tapered neck profile
- 22-fret ebony fingerboard
- Mother-of-pearl block inlays
- '57 Classic humbuckers
- Gold hardware
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
- Stopbar tailpiece
- Single-ply cream binding on top, back, fretboard, and headstock
- Grover kidney-shaped tuners
- 2 volume knobs
- 2 tone knobs
- 3-way selector
- Includes Gibson hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity
ES-355 Figured Top Electric Guitar
- Number of frets: 22
Scale length: 24-3/4" scale
Nut width: 1-11/16"
- Body dimensions:
- Width: 16 1/2-inches
- Length: 20 inches
- Depth: 1-3/4-inches
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The Gibson ES-355 is hands-down a great, all-around classy, versatile and timeless electric guitar. The sight of this guitar alone seems to draw people close. Players and non-players alike can realize this guitar for what it is. When you?re not playing it doubles as piece of artwork. Sometimes I just look at it and wonder in amazement. The 355 should be on display in the Smithsonian ? probably already is in all actuality. The guitar sounds awesome and feels great. Super warm and balanced tones from the 50?s PAF humbuckers make for endless musical possibilities. The ES-355 is very comfortable guitar to play and fret. It?s got a slim and fast neck, which makes soloing a breeze. You can use this guitar for just about any musical genre or style you?ll put your mind to. I've done it all with my 355 - jazz standards, 60?s pop and country rock to Pantera, Metallica and Iron Maiden covers. Mine is a 2006 and its fast become my most prized possession and my all-time favorite electric guitar. Try one of these guitars if you should cross paths. They are $$$ expensive but like anything of substance you truly get what you pay for. Mine is worth every penny. Truly one of the greatest electric guitars I?ve ever played and I?ll never part with mine.