Gibson unveils a limited run of the Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T

The guitar is an exact replica of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s hollowbody.

The Chuck Berry ES-350T

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Gibson has announced the launch of the limited-edition Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T, created in collaboration with the Chuck Berry family.

The guitar is a replica of Chuck’s 1955 ES-350T. The historically accurate guitar will be available starting on October 18, coinciding with Chuck Berry’s birthday, at authorised Gibson Dealers worldwide.

The guitar features historically-accurate construction and hardware, including figured maple, a pair of dog-ear P-90 pickups, a replica strap and a replica of the Zuni “Sun God” bolo tie that Chuck wore throughout the 1950s.

Charles Berry Jr. (son of Chuck Berry) said about the guitar: “how is it that I’m now holding a brand-new, as authentic as it gets ES-350T? Gibson wanted to do a guitar with my Dad… the goal was to make them as authentic as possible. And this is as authentic as possible… absolutely perfect”.

Watch Gibson’s interview with Charles Berry Jr below:

Only 55 Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350Ts will be available worldwide. Find out more at gibson.com.

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