Chuck Berry’s performances on American Bandstand in the 1950’s 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 1950’s. Limited to only 55 instruments sold worldwide.
Here are the details:
Antique Natural, VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish, 3-ply figured Maple/Poplar/Maple hollow body with the venetian cutaway, Bound 12” Indian Rosewood fingerboard with the Double Parallelogram inlays and historic Gibson narrow/tall fret wire, Authentic ’55 medium C shaped 3-piece Maple/Walnut/Maple neck, Custom Dogear P-90 bridge and neck pickups with the 3-way toggle switching and volume/tone controls for each, No wire ABR-1 bridge with the Rosewood base and the engraved wire loop Trapeze tailpiece, Kluson single line/single ring tuners, With hardshell case