Freddie King - Gibson ES-355

Blues legend and Rock Hall member Freddie King used a Gibson Les Paul with P-90 pickups on his early recordings.  He started using Gibson ES-355's in the mid 1960's.  Freddie replaced the Vibrola tremelo with a stop tailpiece.

The ES355 was intended to be a deluxe version of the ES335 and featured an ebony fingerboard, pearl block inlays, gold-plated hardware, six-position Varitone and multiple binding on the body, neck and fingerboard.  The headstock was also adorned with the Les Paul Custom-style 'split-block' pearl inlay.

1967 Gibson ES-355 - Cherry

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