The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-355 Bigsby Electric Guitar in Sixties Cherry is a decadent model that boasts a range of exceptional appointments that make it truly superb. The classic ES Series semi-hollowbody design features some carefully selected updates that guarantee the legacy of this model with live on for many years to come as part of the Gibson Memphis stable.
Iconic ES-355 Body
The uncompromising energy of the ES-355 bursts forth from the shapely semi-hollowbody profile, with deep chambers that create a powerful delivery that is projected with gusto via the decadent f-holes in the body top. The body is built using 3-ply maple/poplar/maple, a highly resonant partnership that generates magnificent energy. The substantial resilience of the body is reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive, allowing you to play as vigorously as you please, in complete confidence.
Finished in a striking sixties cherry paintjob, the body is protected by a smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer, with 7-ply binding to the top and 3-ply binding to the back. The top ginger burst, which is protected by smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer to preserve the finish for as long as possible. Stylish F-holes adorn the body top, whilst black binding ties the top, sides, and back together seamlessly.
Single-Piece Mahogany Neck
Gibson employ the sturdy mortise and tenon joint - reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive - to connect the stunning single-piece mahogany neck. The 2015 model has been treated to a neck upgrade, with added thickness to the peghead transition to provide greater strength and stability. The traditional "C" neck profile is paired with rolled neck binding, to ensure the most comfortable playing feel.
Paired with the neck is a 22-fret richlite fingerboard, which is adorned with Mother of Pearl position inlays. White fingerboard binding softens the edges of each fret, creating smoother transitions as you perform. The double-cutaway body profile opens up each and every fret to be explored with ease.
As with all their models, the headstock is set to Gibson's customary 17-degree angle, which contributes to the guitar's exceptional sustain, tuning integrity and uniform string tension. The headstock is adorned with a 5-ply split-diamond inlay, which sits just above the historic truss rod cover. Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic tuning machines uphold tuning integrity with effortless grace thanks to their impressive 18:1 ratio synchronised spur gear system. You can rest assured that once you set your tuning, your strings will remain firm and true.
Playing an integral role in maintaining string tension assuring a uniform playing feel throughout every performance - as well as adding to the stylish finish -, is a gold-plated die-cast alloy no wire ABR-1 bridge. The strings pass snugly over the bridge to reach the gold-plated aluminium Bigsby B-7 tailpiece. Control over your vibrato couldn't feel more luxurious or exquisite, with every subtle nuance catered to accurately, and with the utmost subtlety.
'57 Classic Humbuckers
The ES-355 Bigsby is equipped with a pair of highly versatile '57 Classic' humbucking pickups - fitted in the neck and bridge positions respectively. Powered by machine wound Alnico II magnets, these beauties achieve the electric warmth of vintage humbuckers, making them perfect for playing sultry blues and slick jazz licks. However, give them a put of a push by rolling up the volume and tone controls to their maximum, and these pickups break up nicely to offer a tasty bite that is perfect for giving your hard rock tone the attitude you're looking for.
The Gibson Memphis 2015 ES-355 Bigsby Electric Guitar in Sixties Cherry is supplied with a sophisticated tan hardshell case, protecting your pride and joy in style. Each model comes with its very own Gibson Memphis certificate of authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Memphis Model 2015 ES-335 Bigsby Electric Guitar Body Material 3-Ply Maple Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Richlite Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Bigsby Neck Profile Traditional "C" No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Block Bridge/Tailpiece Gold-Plated Die-Cast Alloy No Wire ABR-1/Gold-Plated Aluminium Bigsby B-7 Active/Passive Passive Tuners Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic With 18:1 Gear Ratio Pickups Neck: '57 Classic Humbucker Bridge: '57 Classic Humbucker Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Sixties Cherry Included Accessories Gibson Memphis Tan Hardshell Case Certificate of Authenticity
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