Gibson Memphis Ebony ES-355 Limited Run w/Gold HW & Bigsby VOS 2016 w/ OHSC

Gibson Memphis Ebony ES-355 Limited Run w/Gold HW & Bigsby VOS 2016 w/ OHSC

£4,395.00Price

Here we have a beautiful example of Gibson's Rolls Royce of hollow body guitars. It's a cool vintage looking 2016 Memphis VOS Black ES-355 with factory Bigsby and gold hardware with block inlays. A superb example of this limited run 355 from Gibson’s now closed Memphis factory. It's got all the ingredients for a real vintage vibe. It's a nice change from a heavy relic with just light touches to give it. lovely aged look. It has very thin nitrocellulose lacquer with a VOS factory brushed finish, there is some playwear and some little bumps/scuffs etc with all just add to the aged feel. The plastics and binding are off white/cream and the gold plated hardware has rubbed and show the nickel underneath. We don't know if this was all done deliberately by Gibson or the original owner or even if it was intentional but it looks great. The control knobs also have a slightly uneven twist to them. These old Memphis semi-hollows were made to custom shop specs. This has a real Keith Richards vibe to it. The perfect playing 355, sound, balance and action all spot on. All factory spec, no mods, repairs etc. Weight is very good at 4.2kg. Any bright spots you can see are just a reflection from overhead lighting. Complete with original hardcase and certificaton booklet. It’s not quite a mint shiny sterile guitar, it looks lightly worn in and a lot cooler this way. A very special example of Gibson's top of the line Semi-hollow. I’ll let the pics tell the rest of the story. These don't come up often so don't miss it...

 

We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’s gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of the actual guitars, we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.