The Alex Lifeson ES-355 features a maple body, 3-piece maple neck, '57 Classic pickups with individual volume and tone controls, and a Maestro Long vibrola tailpiece. It would be the consummate prog rock machine even if it weren't the chosen axe of the Rush guitarist, but because it is, you know it's got the goods. The Vibrola is one of the least w... Click To Read More About This Product
The Alex Lifeson ES-355 features a maple body, 3-piece maple neck, '57 Classic pickups with individual volume and tone controls, and a Maestro Long vibrola tailpiece. It would be the consummate prog rock machine even if it weren't the chosen axe of the Rush guitarist, but because it is, you know it's got the goods. The Vibrola is one of the least wood-invasive tremolo options, keeping the belly of this archtop guitar remarkably pristine and preserving its natural resonance. The Alex Lifeson Signature ES-355's individual volume and tone controls for each of the '57 Classic pickups give you full reign over the wide spectrum of tones of which these faithful Alnico II replicas of the 1950s PAF humbuckers are capable.
For 33 years, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has personified the consummate rock innovator--a sonic adventurer capable of producing mind-blowing power chords and dizzying arpeggios alike, ultimately sculpting them into huge, rich melodies and ingenious arrangements. Throughout most of Lifeson's ride to superstardom, a 1976 Gibson ES-355 has been by his side, both in the studio and on stage. With it, he has created many of Rush's breathtaking layered soundscapes, and the very same ES-355 continues to be an indispensable part of his live arsenal. This instrument is a painstaking recreation of the iconic instrument. It's Gibson's heartfelt tribute to a true modern master, and to the guitar he used to expand the definition of popular music.
The Custom Shop Difference
Passion. It burns in the heart of every guitarist who purchases a Gibson Custom Shop guitar--and it burns in the heart of every employee who helps build these world-class instruments. Gibson Custom Shop vows to continue infusing every musical instrument that passes through their doors with that same passion. From initial wood selection to final assembly, they sweat the details so that when you pick up your guitar, your dream, it exceeds every expectation you could possibly have.
Body & Hardware:
Laminated plain maple top, back and rims
Multi-ply binding on top & back
Adjustable wide-travel Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Maestro Long vibrola tailpiece
Alpine White finish
Neck & Headstock:
3-piece maple neck w/volute
22 fret ebony fingerboard
Pearl block inlays
Single-ply white binding
1960s slim taper neck profile
24-3?4" scale length, 1-11/16" nut width
Grover keystone tuners
Electronics & Strings:
'57 Classic pickups
Individual volume and Tone Controls
6 position Vari-Tone switch with a bypass switch
Vintage .010 strings
Includes Alex Lifeson Custom Shop case, certificate of authenticity
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