Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced the worldwide release of the new, limited-edition Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T. The leading guitar brand joined forces with the Chuck Berry family to create a perfect replica of Chuck’s beloved 1955 ES-350T. The historically accurate guitar will be available starting on October 18, in celebration of the legendary performer’s birthday, at Authorized Gibson Dealers worldwide. For more information, visit www.Gibson.com.
Chuck Berry’s performances on American Bandstand in the 1950’s changed the world of music forever. 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 350T guitar personified Rock n’ Roll.
Gibson is honored to present this first-ever Chuck Berry signature guitar, a perfect replica of his 1955 ES 350T, to pay homage to the legendary career of one of music’s greatest pioneers. The Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T features historically-accurate 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. The Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T is a premier limited-edition guitar and only 55 will be available worldwide.
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