The Gibson Memphis 2019 ES-355 Figured Electric Guitar in Vintage Natural is a sublime instrument that captures the rich, vibrant tones of a hollowbody, and allows you to plug in and amplify without compromise for pure tonal veracity at any volume. Each model is supplied with a Gibson hardshell case to get your pride and joy from A to B in safety and security, as well as providing an accessory kit to keep everything in pristine condition.
Iconic ES-355 body
The ES-355 is endowed with a slender semi-hollowbody design, which features deep chambers to create a confidently energetic timbre. To counterbalance the immense energy, produce by the ES-355 when amplified, a thermally engineered chambered maple centreblock prevents unwanted feedback from overwhelming your tone. The body is built using 3-ply AAA figured maple/poplar/maple, which features thermally engineered quartersawn Adirondack spruce bracing to uphold integrity whilst allowing it to resonate freely. The elegant vintage natural finish is protected by a coating of gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, whilst multi-ply binding provides an elegant touch. Stylish F-holes adorn alongside protection afforded by a 5-ply black (B/W/B/W/B) pickguard.
Sturdy neck design
Joined to the body is a superbly crafted quartersawn mahogany neck, which is shaped to the rounded "C" profile for a substantial yet manageable playing feel. Rolled binding affords seamless transitions along the neck to maximise playing comfort. Partnered with the neck is a dark rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with mother of pearl full block position inlays to guide your way. The 24.75-inch scale length emphasises warmth across each and every note, whilst the 12-inch fingerboard radius makes executing technique effortless.
Memphis Historic Spec II humbuckers
The ES-355 Figured benefits from a pair of Memphis Historic Spec II humbuckers fitted in the neck and bridge positions, which capture the rich timbre of the body to be delivered with gusto. The ES-355 is equipped with Gibson's hand-wired MTC Premiere control assembly, which features independent volume and tone controls for each pickup, which are matched with 550K potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors for flawless attenuation. 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 headstock is adorned with a 5-ply split-diamond inlay, which sits just above the historic truss rod cover. Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic tuning machines uphold tuning integrity with effortless grace. You can rest assured that once you set your tuning, your strings will remain firm and true. Fitted to the body is an ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, which works harmoniously with the aluminium stopbar tailpiece with locking studs to optimise intonation and sustain.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2019 ES-355 Figured Electric Guitar Top Material 3-Ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple Back and Sides Material 3-Ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple Bracing Thermally Engineered Quarter-Sawn Adirondack Spruce Binding Multi-ply Centreblock Thermally Engineered Chambered Maple Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Vintage Natural Neck Material Quartersawn Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded "C" with Rolled Binding Fingerboard Material Dark Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Full Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover ‘Milk Bottle’ Rotomatics with Kidney Buttons Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic With Titanium Saddles/Aluminium Stopbar with Locking Studs Knobs Black Top Hats with Silver Reflectors Pickups Neck: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm
Bridge: MHS II Humbucker Lead
Controls MTC Premiere: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 1 Toggle Switch, Hand-Wired with Matched 550K Potentiometers and Orange Drop Capacitors Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Certificate of Authenticity
Gibson Polish Cloth
Gibson Pick Holder
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