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ES-355 Bigsby VOS 2015
Top-of-the-Line ES with Atmospheric Bigsby Action
$4,499
A unique new finish adding alternative style to traditional upmarket inlays and VOS nickel hardware, with juicy 57 Classic Tone, period-correct features, and Bigsby vibrato.
F-Hole emblem engraved truss rod cover The iconic symbol of the Gibson ES line is now the hallmark of Gibson Memphis Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatic tuners Retro style tuners with modern features and 18:1 ratio for improved tuning accuracy Redesigned neck dimensions Added thickness to Peghead transition provides greater strength and stability Historic truss rod Superior Adjustability due to the Teflon coating, larger diameter rod, original brass anchor and larger washer Bone nut Bone for smooth tuning and excellent durability Rolled neck binding Binding is rounded off to comfortably fit the contours of the player's hand Block inlay fretboard Block fingerboard inlays are synonymous with the 1960's ES-335 Low profile frets Lower fret height provides smooth playability and accurate intonation New finish colors New variations on your favorite vintage color schemes as well as all new, eye catching colors 57 classic pickups Pickups are calibrated for each position for balanced output & brighter sound (closer to original PAF's) Capacitor changes Less treble cut than previous capacitor results in a tone with a harmonically rich, singing quality Bigsby tailpiece Classic looks inspire emotive vibrato tones
 
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Binding: 7-Ply (W-B-W-B-W-B-W)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: 3-Ply (W-B-W)
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief:
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES (Semi-Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Traditional "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 20.7772 mm / .818"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.4602 mm / .963"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 394.6254 gm / 0.870 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Split Diamond
Peg Head Binding: 5-Ply (W-B-W-B-W)
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.2545 cm / 1.675"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Richlite
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.2545 cm / 1.675" @ nut, 5.6718 cm / 2.233" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Full Block
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 22.479 mm x 27.6352 mm / 0.885" x 1.088"
Average Weight: 136.0777 gm / 4.800 oz
Finishes
Olive Drab Green
Color Code: OD
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Olive Drab Green
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: '57 Classic '57 Classic
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250/5250 5250/5250
Material of Wire (gauge): 42E 42E
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 "
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 47.3075 cm / 18.625"
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 48.26 cm / 19 "
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: V.O.S. Nickel plated V.O.S. Nickel plated
Qfactor: 5.95 5.95
ResistanceDC: 7.92k ohms 7.92k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2450 Hz 2450 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Classic humbucker tone with matched bobbin windings for vintage humbucker tone with enhanced highs
Control Pocket Assembly Volume
Type: CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
  Tone
Type: CTS 500K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .015mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Milk Bottle Grover Rotomatic
Material: Die cast alloy
Weight: 38.5554 gm / 1.36oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:1
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14192 / 430-14193
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: ABR
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-10021
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Bigsby B-7
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11336
Weight: 308.4428 gm / 10.88 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. Aluminum
Plating Specs:
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Trim Rings
Style: Black (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Tan
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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