Noel Gallagher and Gibson have both teased a new signature model ES-355 model via Instagram. Based on an original 1960 model, said by Gallagher to be the best guitar he has ever played.
Noel Gallagher ES-355
The Noel Gallagher ES-355 model has just been teased by Gibson and Noel himself. As both parties uploaded a teaser video to Instagram, this afternoon with the phrase August 2022, plus #NoelGallagher#Gibson#ES355#No1#GibsonCustom #ComingSoon.
This Cherry Red model with gold hardware includes a Bigsby vibrato and features a six-position Varitone switch near the standard tone and volume controls. Based on an original 1960 model owned by the guitarist and said by Gallagher to be “the greatest guitar I’ve ever played.”
There is little to go on yet, but Noel has already had a signature J-150 acoustic model out with Gibson. Therefore, this new ES-355 makes sense as well. Keep your eyes peeled nearer to August for more details about this one. I’m pretty sure Gibson will make a loud fanfare nearer the time.
Overall, it looks like a decent release. As you often see Noel wielding an ES-355 throughout his career, and so it makes perfect sense to release one as a signature model for him. Pricing could be interesting, as currently a Murphy Lab aged 1959 ES-355 without a Bigsby or the Varitone, is a pretty expensive guitar. Now factor in a signature endorsement, and things could get pretty expensive.
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