Gibson Memphis ES-355 with Bigsby vintage ebony VOS – unplayed & collectible

$ 5499.99

This is a stunningly beautiful and collectible ES-355 VOS Vintage Ebony Bigsby that has only been taken out of its case to inspect and photograph.

This is one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen.

I purchased this instrument new for my collection and played it only to test upon arrival. I have stored it carefully in a humidity controlled environment. This is a rare, limited run, collectible and beautiful instrument.

This is one of the most soulful tone machines I have ever seen. The pickups, neck, finish and feel is out of this world. It is almost impossible to find one in this condition.

Features include:

– ’57 Classic humbuckers

– VOS

– Memphis Tone Circuit wiring harness

– rolled fingerboard binding 

- Semi-solid construction with multi-ply binding

– large block mother of pearl inlays

– Gold Bigsby tremelo tailpiece

This is an extremely well crafted and resonant instrument. In my opinion, Gibson was building some of their best instruments during this time period. The workmanship and attention to detail on this guitar is impressive. It plays and sounds fantastic and has zero playtime and zero fret wear.

The tone, resonance, weight balance and quality of the finish and fretboard are out of this world.

Includes original Gibson hard shell case, COA and factory packing checklist. Shipping cost includes insurance.

Available for local pickup in North San Diego. If you are outside the US, please message me so I can check international shipping rates and availability. 

Gibson description below:

The ES-355 is the top of the ES semi-solid range, dressed in an elegant Vintage Ebony vintage finish set off by gold hardware and a Bigsby tremelo tailpiece. In addition to its luscious looks complemented by large block mother of pearl fingerboard inlays and multi-ply body and headstock binding this guitar features a set of 57 Classic humbuckers for the prized PAF crunch and tone, the Memphis Tone Circuit wiring harness, rolled fingerboard binding and much more.


- Body: Semi-solid construction with multi-ply binding

– Fingerboard: Bound Richlite with large block mother of pearl inlays

– Electronics: Memphis Tone Circuit

– Truss rod: Tubeless Historic truss rod

– Pickups: 57 Classic humbuckers

– Frets: Period-correct .100″ x .045″ fret wire

– Hardware: Gold Bigsby tremelo tailpiece

– Case: Deluxe Gibson ES-355

– COA