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Gibson Custom Shop Chuck Berry 70's ES-355

Gibson Custom Shop Chuck Berry 70's ES-355

Regular price $9,299.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $9,299.00 USD
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Holy Chuck, this baby is literally one of the best things Gibson has done, as a huge chuck berry fan, i'm so happy Gibson continued his legacy and created this beautiful guitar. Actually, far more than a guitar, this is a work of art, they recreated his 78' es 355 down to every ding and scratch, the checking is unreal, the finish is so sleek and gorgeous, the craftsmanship is actually unreal, this is a downright amazing guitar, i love it so much. It sounds so clean and the different settings on the varitone knob are sounds you've never heard before. The strings just pop when you play them, its so articulate and clean and when you want to get crazy, stomp on your pedal and you go straight to promised land. hehe. I only played this baby once I had to hear it play, otherwise its completely mint and played for about 15 minutes. Im a total vintage snob, but I gotta say Gibson is absolutely MURDERING the game right now. In 2050 people are gonna be like, no way is that the 2021 chuck berry reissue, dude thats so cool. Im telling you, you gotta get one of these before its too late. I digress, thank you for checking out the listing I hope you enjoy my photography.

From Gibson:

Wine Red

A Lovingly Crafted Tribute to a Father of Rock and Roll

"If you were to try to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." – John Lennon

"Chuck Berry was a founding father of rock and roll. His stagecraft and musicianship laid the foundation for nearly every genre of rock and popular music. His playing, showmanship, and catalog of music helped launch many musicians’ careers, and countless sidemen shared the stage with him. So did his trusted Gibson guitars. This guitar was painstakingly crafted to replicate his beloved 1978 ES-355.

We proudly present to you the Chuck Berry 1970s ES-355.

To honor Chuck Berry’s legacy, we made sure every aspect of construction and appointments is historically correct, including aged gold hardware, a Maestro™ Vibrola™, Grover® tuners, a Varitone switch, and a classic Split Diamond headstock inlay. The Wine Red finish features Murphy Lab custom aging, giving it the look and feel of the original. Case candy includes a captain's hat, conduit bracket/finger holder (with instructions), and a certificate of authenticity. Only 100 guitars will be hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop as part of this very special limited run."

Body Shape: ES-355
Body Material: Plain Maple Laminate
Back: Plain Maple Laminate
Side: Plain Maple Laminate
Bracing: Red Spruce
Centerblock: Lightweight Maple
Binding: 7-ply Top, 3-ply Back, 5-ply Headstock, Single ply Fretboard and F-Holes
Finish: Murphy Lab Aged
Neck Material: 3-piece Maple
Neck Profile: Chuck Berry ES-335 Profile, Including Volute
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Reissue
Nut Material: Corian
Nut Width: 1.687"
End of Board Width: 2.062"
Inlays: Custom Inlays
Joint: Hide Glue Fit
Finish: Aged Gold
Tuner Plating: Aged Gold
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Long Maestro Vibrola
Tuning Machines: Grover Keystone
Pickguard: Bound Tortoiseshell
TrussRod: Reissue No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover: Black, Engraved "Stereo"
Control Knobs: Black Witch Hats with Gold Inserts, Chicken Head Knob (Varitone)
Switch Tip: Cream
Switchwasher: Gold Varitone Plate
Strap Buttons: 2 - Brass
Mounting Rings: Black
Pickup Covers: True Historic Aged Gold
Neck Pickup: 68 Custombucker Alnico 5
Bridge Pickup: 68 Custombucker Alnico 5
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Audio Taper Potentiometers, Ceramic Capacitors, 6-Position Mono Varitone
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
Case: Custom 1970s-style ES-335 Case with Red Lining
Accessories: Captain's Hat, Conduit Bracket/Finger Holder (with instructions), Certificate of Authenticity


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