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Gibson Limited Run ES-355 Black Beauty 2018 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (SN:13037714)


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You are looking at a Gibson Limited Run ES-355 Black Beauty 2018 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, serial number 13037714. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 13.2 oz.)

Two premium Gibson models tastefully blended into a single instrument, the already-upscale ES-355 model gets the "Black Beauty" treatment to pay tribute to the iconic, elegant Les Paul Custom that debuted back in 1957. With this Gibson Memphis Limited Run ES-355 Black Beauty 2018, you get legendary Custom appointments, a trio of MHS humbuckers instead of the traditional two (just as you'd expect on a Black Beauty), and of course, all-gold hardware. Whether you're a Gibson enthusiast looking to add another beauty to the collection or a player who wants a top-of-the-line, versatile semi, the ES-355 Black Beauty 2018 is sure to satisfy.

Sleek Custom Attire Meets Classic ES Design
Decked out in sleek Custom attire, the ES-355 Black Beauty 2018 is adorned in a nitro lacquer ebony finish and multi-ply bindings over its semi-hollow laminated maple body. A weight-relieved centerblock allows for superb resonance and performance while classic mother-of-pearl block fretboard inlays and a split diamond headstock inlay cater to the signature Custom aesthetic.

Three Pickups in True "Black Beauty" Tradition
The "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom models are famous for their three-pickup design, so holding true to tradition, this ES-355 Black Beauty 2018 also comes equipped with three vintage-inspired MHS humbuckers including a reverse-polarity middle pickup and a redesigned higher output bridge pickup. Featuring a modified Memphis Premiere Tone Circuit with Orange Drop capacitors and seven onboard pickup configurations, the ES-355 Black Beauty gives you an incredible array of classic tones and sonic variations right at your fingertips.

Premium Hardware Dressed in Gold
All-gold hardware completes the Custom vibe, and includes a set of precise Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic tuners along with a traditional ABR-1 bridge/stopbar tailpiece combo.


  • Nitro Lacquer Ebony Finish with Multi-Ply Bindings
  • 3-Ply Maple Construction with Weight-Relieved Centerblock
  • Custom-Style MOP Fretboard and Headstock Inlays
  • 3 Memphis Historic Spec Humbuckers
  • Reverse-Polarity Middle Pickup and Redesigned Increased-Output Bridge Pickup
  • Gold Hardware
  • Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic Tuners
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Strap, and More!

Get your Gibson Limited Run ES-355 Black Beauty 2018 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Strap
  • Gibson Multi-tool
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Pick Holder


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape Rounded C
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style ES-355
Neck Wood Quartersawn Mahogany
Fingerboard Dark Rosewood
Body Wood 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H-H
Bridge Pickup Memphis Historic Spec (MHS)
Neck Pickup Memphis Historic Spec (MHS)
Middle Pickup Memphis Historic Spec (MHS) Reverse Polarity
Bridge Type ABR-1 with Titanium Saddles and Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatic
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 13.2 oz.
Series Limited Run
Model ES-355 Black Beauty 2018
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

About Gibson:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!