Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350TThe Guitar That Started It All

Chuck Berry's performances on American Bandstand in the 1950s changed the world. Dancing and duck-walking across the stage with his lucky bolo tie swinging, Chuck strummed his gorgeous Gibson ES-350T and belted out "Maybellene," "Johnny B. Goode" and a variety of other hits that influenced nearly every major music act to follow. Chuck and his Gibson guitar became the indelible look of Rock n' Roll.

Gibson is proud to present this first-ever Chuck Berry signature model, a replica of his 1955 ES-350T, to honor the legendary career of one of music's greatest innovators. It features historically-correct construction and appointments, hand-picked figured maple, a pair of fiery P-90 pickups, a replica strap and a replica of the Zuni "Sun God" bolo tie that Chuck wore throughout the 1950s. Limited to only 55 instruments sold worldwide.

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We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood. Please consider locating a dealer who may be able to ship to your location.

Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T Specifications

Body

Body Material
3-Ply Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Neck Material
3-piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Neck Profile
Authentic '55 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
23.504" / 59.7cm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
Nut Width
1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Double Parallelogram

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Bridge
No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece
Engraved Wire Loop Trapeze
Tuners
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pick Guard
Black 5-Ply Wide Bevel
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Replica Catalin Amber

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custom Dog-ear P90
Bridge Pickup
Custom Dog-ear P90
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness

Miscellaneous

Strings
.011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .049
Case
Custom Shop ES-350T Case
Included Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity, Replica Strap, Replica Zuni Sun God Bolo Tie