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#1 User is offline   Mark Simpkin 

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

GIBSON ES-355 Ebony
I am talking to my insurance company a the moment and we are discussing the replacement options for my ES-355 Ebony.

I have been reassured by Fender that my Custom Shop Telecaster 59 Relic can be replaced in the exact "Lightly Road Worn" condition I purchased it in.

My Question is: Can this also be achieved with Gibson Custom Shop if I supply the serial number? I have written twice to Gibson Custom Shop but as yet have received no response. HAs anyone any experience on this?

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:07 PM

View PostMark Simpkin, on 31 January 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

GIBSON ES-355 Ebony
I am talking to my insurance company a the moment and we are discussing the replacement options for my ES-355 Ebony.

I have been reassured by Fender that my Custom Shop Telecaster 59 Relic can be replaced in the exact "Lightly Road Worn" condition I purchased it in.

My Question is: Can this also be achieved with Gibson Custom Shop if I supply the serial number? I have written twice to Gibson Custom Shop but as yet have received no response. HAs anyone any experience on this?

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I'm sure they will be happy to build you whatever you want provided you pay them. Not sure if you have an ebony fretboard, but it looks like you do. Gibson may not be able to do those since their little fiasco a few years back.

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#3 User is offline   Mark Simpkin 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

Yes it has the ebony Board so I hope thats not a problem (Image attached).

I've written tot he Custom shop twice but received no response. If anyone has any contact suggestions, I'd appreciate you passing them to me.


SPECIFICATIONS

ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby

  • Body dimensions: 16-1/2"W x 20"L x 2"D
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16



maple body

1-piece mahogany neck

ebony fretboard

24-3/4" scale length

two '57 Classic humbuckers

ABR-1 bridge

Bigsby vibrato

Grover tuners

gold hardware

multi-ply cream body binding

ebony finish




FEATURES

  • Laminated plain maple top, back, and rims
  • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
  • Gold hardware
  • Bigsby vibrato
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 22-fret Richlite fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl block inlays
  • Single-ply white neck binding
  • 1960s slim taper neck profile
  • Grover kidney tuners
  • '57 Classic pickups
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, and 3-way selector switch


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View PostFZ Fan, on 02 February 2018 - 12:07 PM, said:

I'm sure they will be happy to build you whatever you want provided you pay them. Not sure if you have an ebony fretboard, but it looks like you do. Gibson may not be able to do those since their little fiasco a few years back.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:33 AM

View PostMark Simpkin, on 03 February 2018 - 09:53 PM, said:

Yes it has the ebony Board so I hope thats not a problem (Image attached).

I've written tot he Custom shop twice but received no response. If anyone has any contact suggestions, I'd appreciate you passing them to me.


SPECIFICATIONS

ES-355 Electric Guitar with Bigsby

  • Body dimensions: 16-1/2"W x 20"L x 2"D
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16”



maple body

1-piece mahogany neck

ebony fretboard

24-3/4" scale length

two '57 Classic humbuckers

ABR-1 bridge

Bigsby vibrato

Grover tuners

gold hardware

multi-ply cream body binding

ebony finish




FEATURES

  • Laminated plain maple top, back, and rims
  • Multi-ply white/black binding on top and back
  • Gold hardware
  • Bigsby vibrato
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • 22-fret Richlite fingerboard
  • Mother of pearl block inlays
  • Single-ply white neck binding
  • 1960s slim taper neck profile
  • Grover kidney tuners
  • '57 Classic pickups
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, and 3-way selector switch


Regards Mark Simpkin


They don't deal with the public. You have to find a custom ("made to measure") dealer and work through them.

If you get an ebony board I will happily eat it.

This post has been edited by Farnsbarns: 04 February 2018 - 05:34 AM

I'm not drunk, you're blurry.

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#5 User is offline   Mike Weiss 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:50 AM

On your spec sheet, it calls for a "richlite board"....Mike
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

If its a 355 where is the Varitone?
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