Pictures of my new ES-355

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  1. No Code 5

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    Nice! Is that Ebony Sparkle?
     
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    nice! digging the bigbsy on there.

    I have the lil bro 356 in a Cherry finish
     
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    No they call the finish Antique Ebony... but I just call it black...

    The color looks really nice with the aged binding and the gold hardware though...
     
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    Very nice....I'm a bit green myself
     
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    Beautiful. That resembles the 355 that Keith Richards plays. I think Gibson did some aged ones for Yamano, the Japanese distributor. I want one of those!! Enjoy...
     
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    My uncle owned a SWEET 355 that was from the late 60's/early 70's in the dark walnut finish and a TOM.

    It was one of the finest playing guitars I have ever played. And the ebony board on the semi hollowbody made for a super nice balance in tone. He played it with the 1969 Twin with JBL's that I now own.

    The guitar was ripped off in the early 80s :(
     
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    WOW.... that is a really nice guitar!!!! I have been wanting a 335 with bigsby:drool I bet it sounds amazing too!!!!
     
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    Very cool guitar!
    Congrats!!
     
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    Sweet!! Will your wife let you bring it to bed? Congrats!!
     
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    Certain era's had f-hole binding... honestly, I prefer the look without that. Same reason I took off the pickguard... the black with the gold and creme binding just looks perfect on its own.

    Maybe it makes it less historically accurate, but it isn't a "historic" model.



    I dig it.
     
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    I think they are going for the vibe (albeit not an exact copy) of the late 50s 355... hence the bigsby instead of the vibrola, no fhole binding, no varitone, etc.

    I was just excited to see any 355s outside of a custom order. This truly is a guitar I have wanted to custom order for years, but thankfully didn't have to go that route.
     
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    I got this one at Fuller's Vintage Guitar in Houston... They also have a red 355 with a stop tail and a bigger neck on it... it was a pretty nice guitar too, but in the end the black won out.

    I have seen my "exact" guitar online too at guitarsale and other online dealers.
     

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