The Gibson Guitar That Changed Rock and Roll, Possibly Even Kick-Started It!
Chuck Berry's performances on American Bandstand in the 1950s changed the world. Dancing and duck-walking across the stage with his lucky bolo tie swinging, Chuck strummed his gorgeous Gibson ES-350T and belted out "Maybellene," "Johnny B. Goode" and a variety of other hits that influenced nearly every major music act to follow. Chuck and his Gibson guitar became the indelible look of Rock n' Roll.
Gibson is proud to present this first-ever Chuck Berry signature model, a replica of his 1955 ES-350T, to honor the legendary career of one of music's greatest innovators. It features historically-correct construction and appointments, hand-picked figured maple, a pair of fiery P-90 pickups, a replica strap and a replica of the Zuni "Sun God" bolo tie that Chuck wore throughout the 1950s. Limited to only 55 instruments sold worldwide.
Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350t Specs
- Body Shape - Venetian Cutaway Hollowbody
- Body Material - 3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Finish - Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)
- Material - 3-piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
- Profile - Authentic '55 Medium C-Shape
- Scale Length - 23.504"
- Fingerboard Material - Indian Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius - 12"
- Number Of Frets - 22
- Frets - Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
- Nut Width - 1.687"
- End of Board Width - 2.24"
- Inlays - Double Parallelogram
- Joint - Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
- Finish - Gold
- Tuner Plating - Gold
- Bridge - No-Wire ABR-1
- Saddle Material - Brass
- Tailpiece - Engraved Wire Loop Trapeze
- Tuning Machines - Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
- Pickguard - Black 5-Ply Wide Bevel
- TrussRod - 2-way Adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover - Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
- Control Knobs - Butyrate Gold Top Hats
- Switch Tip - Replica Catalin Amber
- Strap Buttons - Brass
- Pickup Covers - Black Dog-Ear P-90
- Neck Pickup - Custom Dog-ear P90
- Bridge Pickup - Custom Dog-ear P90
- Controls - 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
- Pickup Selector - 3-Way Switchcraft
- Output Jack - Switchcraft
- Strings - .011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .049
- Case - Custom Shop ES-350T Case
- Accessories - Certificate of Authenticity, Replica Strap, Replica Zuni Sun God Bolo Tie
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