Gibson Es-355 With Bigsby Vibrato

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Gibson Es-355 With Bigsby Vibrato

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Title:  

Gibson Es-355 With Bigsby Vibrato
Date:
1959
Publisher/Studio:
Kalamazoo, MI: Gibson Inc.

Content Description: 

In 1958 Gibson introduced the ES-355, a semi-acoustic electric guitar with pickups mounted on the solid section of the body. This model, played by Chuck Berry, jazz guitarist Grant Green, and a number of 1960s rock and roll groups, is most closely identified with B.B. King. A special feature of this guitar is the Vari-tone circuit which, in the highest position, gives the instrument its distinct nasal sound. The ES-355's standard vibrato system, made by Bigsby, allows for the rapid raising and lowering of the pitch of the strings, known as the tremolo effect.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.031

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