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Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 BB King "Live at the Regal" Argentine Grey Murphy Lab Aged (L36)

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail. “Ladies and about a nice, warm round of applause to welcome the world’s greatest blues singer, the King of the Blues, B.B. King!”

Those words introduce what many music lovers feel is one of the best live albums ever recorded. The Gibson Custom Shop is proud to commemorate this landmark album and the legendary artist behind it with the B.B. King “Live at the Regal” ES-335. It recreates the unique 1959 ES-335 that B.B. used at the time, which was custom-ordered with an Argentine Grey sunburst finish, a Bigsby® vibrato, and a Varitone switch. It also features Grover® "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic® tuners, pearl dots to cover the stop bar holes, and nitrocellulose dot inlays on the rosewood fretboard. The hardware and nitrocellulose lacquer finish has been expertly aged by the Murphy Lab. Only 100 of these very special guitars have been handcrafted by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. A Custom Shop Lifton™ hardshell case and certificate of authenticity are also included.


Body: ES-335
Shape: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Material: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Side: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Centerblock: Solid Maple
Binding: 1-Ply Cream, Top, Back, and Fretboard
Neck: Solid Mahogany
Profile: Autentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Nut width: 1.687"/42.85mm
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Scale length: 24.75"/628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Nylon
Inlay: Nitrocellulose Dot
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: 1950's Reissue Bigsby B7 Vibrato
Knobs: True Historic Gold Top Hat with Dial Pointer
Tuners: Grover Milk Bottle Rotomatic
Plating: Aged Nickel
Neck pickup: Custombucker (unpotted)
Bridge pickup: Custombucker (unpotted)
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper in Oil Capacitors, Mono Varitone Switch: 
Case: Custom Shop Lifton Hardshell Case

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