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Shinichi Ubukata ES-355 Vintage Ebony VOS
VOS Ebony Finish - Bound Diamond F Holes - Dark rosewood fretboard - Nickel Hardware - MHS Pickups - Mono Varitone with matched pots - Artist "skull" logo on Peghead back and case
$4,649
Shinichi Ubukata is a highly regarded guitarist and songwriter in Japan. He began his career in 1998 as guitarist for the band Ellegarden, who released five albums in Japan as well as several EPs and maxi singles, and shared stages with groups like Sum 41 and Foo Fighters. When Ellegarden went on hiatus in 2008, he formed his own group, Nothing's Carved In Stone and has released eight studio albums with this band. For his signature model ES-355, Ubukata requested several unique features, including bound diamond f holes, a dark rosewood fretboard, nickel hardware, MHS humbuckers complemented by a new mono Varitone circuit, Grover "Milk Bottle" tuners and aluminum Bigsby B-7 tremelo. The result is a distinctive, eye-catching version of Gibson's top of the line ES which also offers a wide palette of diverse tonal colors. As a final touch, the artist's "skull" logo decal is applied to the peghead back and also silk-screened on the hardshell case.
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): 2.3541 kg / 5.190 lbs.
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.: Maple centerblock, Spruce braces, Mahogany rim liner
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The soundwaves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES (Semi-Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Material: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Neck Profile: 1959 shape
Thickness at Fret 1: 22.86 mm / .900"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.146 mm / .990"
Frets: Assembly 65 glue
Average Weight: 566.9905 gm / 1.250 lbs.
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Mother of Pearl "Split Diamond"
Peg Head Binding: 5-Ply (W-B-W-B-W)
Silkscreen: None
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
Nut
Style: White
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 4.2697 cm / 1.681"
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
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Fingerboard Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Number of Frets: 22
End of Board Width: 4.2697 cm / 1.681" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.240" @ end of board
Scale Length: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Full Block
Inlays: 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
Ebony VOS
Color Code: EB
Finish: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Vintage Ebony
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Color Code:
Surface Texture:
Filler:
Sealer:
Top:
Top Coat:
Scraped:
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5100/4900 5400/5200
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: Staggered Staggered
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 3 Alnico 2
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
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: VOS Nickel VOS Nickel
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7.5K Ohms 8K Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and staggered coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms 100 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 5% 500K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .015mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Tuning Machines: Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatics
Material: Die cast alloy
Weight: 38.5554 gm / 1.36oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 18:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: 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-1
Bridge: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-10155
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
Tailpiece: Bigsby B-7
Compensated: No
Material: Cast Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-11336
Weight: 113.3981 gm / 4.0 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono
 
Jack Plate
Jack Plate Cover: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Pick Guard: Multi-ply black
Part Number: 380-12063
 
Truss Rod Cover
Truss Rod: Vintage Black and White Bell
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts (V.O.S.) / Chickenhead Varitone Knob (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19201A (Vol), 430-19200A (Tone) / 430-19221
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Switch Washer: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Case: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
Other: Gibson COA
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