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2018 Gibson ES-355 Diamond Gold Sparkle

Excellent condition featuring double cutaway laminated maple semi-hollow body, multiple bindings on the top and back body edges, bound diamond F holes, two Gibson humbucking pickups with black plastic pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with black plastic reflector top knobs, three way pickup selector switch with aged plastic amber colored switch tip, factory Bigsby tailpiece, Gibson “ABR-1” tune-o-matic bridge, multi-ply black and white plastic elevated pickguard with metal mounting bracket, set mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays starting at the first fret, bone nut, Gibson open book peghead shape, black peghead face with pearl Gibson logo and decorative split diamond inlay, Grover Rotomatic tuning machines, serial number impressed into the back of the peghead, orange oval Gibson label located on the inside of the guitar with the model, serial number and “NAMM ‘18” written on it, aged nickel hardware, Gold Sparkle finish and original Gibson hard shell case with black Tolex covering and plush yellow interior. The COA is also included. This guitar weighs 8;b 2oz. 

This very fine 2018 Gibson ES-355 Diamond is in excellent, virtually unplayed cosmetic condition showing no signs of play wear throughout other than some very faint and small pick scratches on the pickguard. This instrument was built by Gibson in the Memphis, Tennessee, plant for the 2018 NAMM show. I purchased this guitar directly from one of the Gibson Memphis plant managers. The interior label is noted as being a NAMM 18 model as does the COA. They built a few “Diamond” models for the show and this one, to my knowledge, is the only one that was finished in Gold Sparkle. This guitar has a chunky, rounded neck shape (similar to the '64 reissues) with a 1 11/16” nut width that feels and plays superb. The frets on this instrument are in unplayed condition. The Gibson MHS humbucking pickups sound absolutely brilliant and have a very woody articulate tone. The guitar is wired mono and came from the factory without a Varitone switch. This is a very finely built and unique ES-355 that sounds, plays and looks out of this world. This instrument will continue to increase in value and will make a tremendous addition to any guitar collection.