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Hold – Gibson Custom Shop Chuck Berry 1970s ES-355 Wine Red 9.5 #038

Serial Number: 038

“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 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.

Other features include:

  • Shape ES-355
  • Material Plain Maple Laminate
  • Back & Sides Plain Maple Laminate
  • Binding 7-ply Top, 3-ply Back, 5-ply Headstock, Single ply Fretboard and F- Holes
  • Neck 3-piece Maple
  • Profile Chuck Berry ES-335 Profile, including Volute
  • Nut Width 1.687″ / 42.85mm
  • Fingerboard Ebony
  • Scale length 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Number of frets 22
  • Nut Corian
  • Inlay Custom Inlays
  • Bridge Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece Long Maestro Vibrola
  • Knobs Black Witch Hats with Gold Inserts, Chicken Head Knob (Varitone)
  • Tuners Grover Keystone
  • Plating 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
  • Case Custom 1970s-style ES-335 Case with Red Lining
  • SKU CBES355ULWRGM1
  • 9 lbs 5 oz
  • #038

 For more information on the Gibson Custom Shop instrument, please contact us.

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$7,999.00

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PLEASE CALL: 314-781-7500

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