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The 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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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

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Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T Specifications

Body

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

Neck

Material
3-piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
Profile
Authentic '55 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
23.5" / 597mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Double Parallelogram
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Tuner Plating
Gold
Bridge
No-Wire ABR-1
Saddle Material
Brass
Tailpiece
Engraved Wire Loop Trapeze
Tuning Machines
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pickguard
Black 5-Ply Wide Bevel
TrussRod
2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Replica Catalin Amber
Strap Buttons
Brass
Pickup Covers
Black Dog-Ear P-90

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
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

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