The 2018 Gibson ES-355 VOS Bigsby is an elegant and iconic guitar featuring a quarter-sawn mahogany neck, dark rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl full block inlays, silver leaf maple centerblock, and quarter-sawn Adirondack spruce bracing. Premium hardware includes an ABR-1 bridge, Grover “Milk Bottle” Rotomatic tuners, Bigsby B-7 tremolo, and our hand-wired MTC Premiere control assembly paired with MHS humbucking pickups.

Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian.