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Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby

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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. This one sports the classi... Click To Read More About This Product

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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. This one sports the classic Bigsby vibrato. Includes black levant hardshell case.

The Gibson ES-335 brought hollowbody tradition and solidbody performance together in 1958, and it is still one of the all-time classic guitar designs. It's among the most versatile guitars you can own. Classic semi-hollowbody design and dual '57 Classic Gibson humbuckers combine to produce everything from full-bodied growls to singing sustain. The ES-335 also features a thin-tapered 1960s neck and Richlite fingerboard (24-3/4" scale), body/neck binding, nickel-plated hardware with Grover kidney tuners, Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, separate volume and tone controls, and a 3-way switch.

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FEATURES

  • Laminated plain maple top, back, and rims
  • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
  • Gold hardware
  • Bigsby vibrato
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 22-fret Richlite 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
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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GibsonES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

like a musical joy ride

By dennis waldron

from Alma , MI

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

just purchased this gibson and I can't put it down,a little pricey but well worth the money.screams like a prom date, and is wet as a shark attack, I didnt evan have to set it up, good job Gibson I just might switch from Fender.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Blues Machine

By Jared Breeding

from Medina,Ohio

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

this guitar will take your playing to the next level. this thing will put out those soothing blues riffs until the end of time. grab a cigar and hear this baby sing

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

355 - Amazing

By John A. Merkler

from Glenwood, New York

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

I know that this is only my opinion. One word. WOW. I actually have a bunch of expletives to describe this axe, but I know they wouldn�ۡ���t make it to print. I have several Strats, a Les Paul, Kramer, and a Martin. They all give me great joy regarding ability of expression, sound, and creativity. HOWEVER. Wholly (you know what). This guitar is simply amazing. First, the physical characteristics. It is Mona Lisa pretty. For me, this is the most beautiful work of art that I have ever seen in a string instrument. Almost to the point of not wanting to touch it. I truly love my Strats, my sunburst Les Paul, but folks, this is the Mac Daddy . . The Real Deal. It is simply breathtaking. Scary Pretty! Regarding playability. Wholly (you know what (again)). It has elevated my playing to levels that I never thought were possible. It screams, it cries, it gets mellow; it just blows everything else away. I have never played a semi hollow body before, but wow, this is just schmokin. I run my 355 through a BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver and a BOSS GE-7 equalizer into my �ۡ���79 twin reverb and WOW. I cannot describe the sounds. I have no idea where this set up will take me, but look very forward to it! I guess if there were a �ۡ��̏once in a lifetime�ۡ�ݕ�_ axe, for me, this is it. Hopefully, some of you can join in on the pleasure. Thanks to all of the folks at Guitar Center in Niagara Falls New York for making this happen. JAM

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar that i have ever played

By Dan H.

from PA

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

I just bought this guitar a few weeks back and Gibson really out done themselves on this one. The pickkups sound great and I can get the best blues tones out of this guitar than any of the others that I have. It is a lot, but it is really with it.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best guitar ever!!!

By Oscar Zamarripa

from Calexico, Ca

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

Hi everyone! First time post here. I bought myself a red ES-355 Custom shop a few weeks ago, and I am just blown away how great this thing sounds! From what I've heard they are only doing a limited run on these as well so just curious if any of you guys around here have one? I've never owned a guitar with a bigbsy as well, and have fallen in love with it. Let me know your thoughts on what you think of yours. Cheers

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good

By Tina

from Bridgeview il

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

This guitar has a great sound it can play almost every type of genre of music out there and by the way its a gibson so you know already its a awesome guitar! :D

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar...

By Jazzman001

from Mundelein, IL

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

I recently purchased a 2010 Custom Shop ES-355. Antique Cherry finish with Bigsby, ebony fret board, all gold hardware, hard shell case. Absolutely beautiful guitar. I have wanted one of these since I was 13, (56 now). Still getting used to it. The action is a bit higher that I am used to. All my other guitars are 1/16th at the nut; my ES-355 is 2/16th. May need to file down the nut a little. Action at 12th fret a bit high as well. I cranked the bridge down a few turns. No fret buzz until I bent the string. So, appears frets are not even across the fret board. Had to crank it back up. Was difficult to tune and would not stay in tune very long, even after stretch was out of strings. I put some graphite nut lube in the nut slot and that helped a lot. Just before this purchase I bought a Speedster travel guitar for the price. It played great right out of the box. Very low action and no fret buzz. Stays in tune for a long time. I am a bit embarrassed for Gibson. Hey, but I still love my ES-355. I had to name it after my wife so she would let me but it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simply amazing guitar...

By Bryan Smith

from Bel Air, Maryland

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

Gibson has outdone themsevles with this axe... this guitar is simply amazing. it has that classic bite to it, and can also create very beautiful, clear, ringing sounds. i am thinking about saving up and picking up one of these myself. I have nothing negative to say about this guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Joseph

from Panama City, FL

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

This guitar is top notch. Custom shop quality with the classic 335 sound. Love it! If you cannot afford this model, check out the standard ES models!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty nice

By Tyler Ford

from Rhode Island

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

I don't own one of these but I've played one at my local guitar center and it just sounds amazing. I've always loved semi-hollow guitar and that its a Gibson is just a major plus. I would love to have one of these guitars. The Bigsby Tremolo is so nice.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The fingerprint gibson left on the guitar world with this guitar is impossible to find anywhere eles its a unique tone that cant be fabricated or imitated no mater the setup or style of your playing. great piece

By Dan

from Warren,MI

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

When i purchased my guitar the fretts needed to to be brought down to be flush with the neck just a little but that was no big deal at all probably the only thing i have to say about this guitar thats not great, the tone is amazing real deep balls sound that i love. An the bigsby is real solid and made to last unlike my flimsy stratocaster. beautiful look and smooth playability over all. I also found that even right off the shelf it seems stay in tune for a suprisingly long time. I find it hard to say anything bad about this guitar. The most important to me is sound and youll be overwhelmingly shocked by the sound of this one no matter your style or setup. Little pricy but great investment.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Guitar!

By Devin

from Tampa, Fl

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

This guitar is pretty awesome, my friend owns one that I borrow from time to time. I have to say it plays great, sounds great weather it's plugged in or your just strumming in a small room. The only complaint I have about this guitar is that it can be hard to find a case for if it doesn't come with one.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson 355 Nice !!!!!!!!!!!

By jon cooper

from newton,ma

Comments about Gibson ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby:

What a beautiful Guitar this is. A deluxe version of the classic 335 this is one smokin guitar . Easily one of the more versatile products from gibsons ES series guitars . Plays like "butter", sounds like heaven . Fast neck,classic p/u s ..And add the bigsby and you ve got a beautiful playing and sounding guitar ....Glad to see the vari-tone is gone ...I would reccomend this to anyone who wants a high quality build w/ all the bells and whistles ..Even the first fret has a block marker ..

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