1994 Gibson Centennial Anniversary Limited Edition ES-355
1994 Gibson ES-355 TDSV Stop Tail, Centennial Edition
This Centennial ES-355 is [number 8] of the 100 guitars made in 1994 to commemorate Gibson's 100-year anniversary. This amazing guitar weighs 9.60 lbs., and has a laminated maple body with a maple central block. The body is multi-bound on the top (seven-ply) and the back (three-ply). One-piece mahogany neck with a nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a very fast thin profile. Single-bound ebony fretboard with 22 original medium frets and inlaid pearl block position markers (the twelfth fret with a pearloid banner engraved in black "1894 100th 1994/Anniversary". Multi-bound headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo with 11pt diamond and pearl five-piece split-diamond inlay. Gold -plated bell-shaped truss-rod cover engraved with "100 Years" and secured by two screws. Individual Grover Roto-Matic tuners with half-moon metal buttons. Serial number "1906-8" inked-on in black on back of headstock. 'Centennial' 22k gold-plated anniversary Orville Gibson Coin recessed into back of headstock and secured by two screws. Two Gibson 490R Alnico magnet humbucking pickups with outputs of 7.78k and 7.82k. Single-layer black plastic pickguard with "Gibson/1894 100 1994/ Years" stamped in gilt. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way toggle switch for pickup selection, all on lower treble bout. 22k gold plated 'top-hat' control knobs with embedded 100 Year Anniversary logo and 5pt. diamond. Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with metal saddles and 'stud' stop-tail. All hardware gold-plated. White oval label inside bass 'f' hole with serial number "1906-8" written in black ink. Two jack inputs on treble lower edge of body (one regular and one stereo). Apart from a couple of miniscule indentations on the back, this guitar is in mint and unplayed (9.50) condition. Housed in the original Gibson four-latch, shaped brown Gibson hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.50). (#1885)
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