Gibson ES-355 Black Beauty
The Elegant Ebony Legend Limited Release
The 2018 Gibson ES-355 Black Beauty is an elegant instrument that pays homage to the legendary Les Paul guitar that was first introduced in 1957. A modified Memphis Premiere Tone Circuit paired with three MHS humbucking pickups provide the incredible versatility of all seven pickup configurations. Additional tones can be shaped thanks to an out-of-phase middle position MHS humbucker, and a newly designed MHS bridge pickup with increased output. Modern appointments include a weight-relieved maple centerblock, ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic tuners, dark rosewood fingerboard, and a bone nut. Finished in ebony with a Gibson Custom peghead veneer, this guitar is a true beauty to behold.
Wood Species: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple w/ Weight-Relieved Maple Centerblock
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer and Multi-ply Binding
Material: Quarter Sawn Mahogany
Neck Profile: Rounded "C", Rolled Binding
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Dark Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo - 18% Nickel Silver
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.687"
End of Board Width: 2.241"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Full Block
Truss Rod: Engraved F Hole
Bridge: ABR-1 with titanium saddles
Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
Tuning Machines: Grover 'Milk Bottle' Rotomatics
Pick Guard: 5-ply Black (B/W/B/W/B)
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Gold Inserts
Switch Tip: Amber
Switch Washer: None
Jack Plate Cover:
Neck: MHS Humbucker Rhythm
Middle: MHS Humbucker Reverse Polarity
Bridge: MHS Humbucker Lead
Controls: Modified MTC Premiere : 2 volumes, 1 master tone, 1 blend pot, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with matched 550K volume and tone pots and orange drop capacitor
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Other: Certificate of Authenticity, Gibson Strap, Gibson Polish Cloth, Gibson Multi-tool, Gibson Pick Holder