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Epiphone Shinichi Ubukata ES-355 | Olive Drab - Ebony

Gibson 57 Classic Pickups - 6-Position Varitone - Bound Diamond F-Holes - Bigsby B70 - Grover Rotomatics

Renowned Japanese guitarist Shinichi Ubukata collaborates with Epiphone to introduce the ES-355 Custom Artist Model, a follow-up to his Gibson signature edition. Featuring distinctive elements like bound diamond-shaped f-holes, Grover Rotomatic tuners, Gibson '57 Classic pickups, and a Bigsby B70 vibrato, the guitar reflects Ubukata's musical sensibilities, with a personal skull logo adding uniqueness. Its diverse tonal range caters to various styles, while the classic yet ergonomic design ensures comfortable playability. Crafted with mahogany and maple, the guitar promises durability and resonance, while components like the LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and mono Varitone switch enhance functionality and sonic versatility. With timeless elegance and impeccable craftsmanship, the ES-355 Custom Artist Model pays homage to Ubukata's legacy, offering inspiration to musicians at all levels.  Read on below for further info.

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Shinichi Ubukata is a celebrated Japanese guitarist and songwriter, who has left a deep mark on the music industry through his prolific careers with bands Ellegarden and Nothing's Carved In Stone. Ubukata has now collaborated with Epiphone to introduce the stunning ES-355 Custom Artist Model.

Released as a follow-up to his highly sought-after Gibson signature ES-355, Ubukata's Epiphone iteration brings forth a host of distinctive features that set it apart from the conventional ES-355 Custom. From bound diamond-shaped f-holes to Grover Rotomatic tuners, Gibson '57 Classic pickups to a Bigsby B70 vibrato, each element has been meticulously chosen to reflect Ubukata's musical sensibilities. Not to mention his personal touch - a tasteful skull logo adorning the back of the headstock - that adds a further touch of uniqueness to this already remarkable instrument.

At the heart of this ES-355 Custom Artist Model lies its ability to deliver a diverse range of tones, allowing you to explore multiple sonic territories with ease. Whether you're seeking warm, vintage-inspired tones or pushing the boundaries with avant-garde experimentation, this guitar promises to be a faithful companion on your musical journey. Coupled with an Epiphone hardshell case featuring Ubukata's signature skull logo, the package is as stylish as it is functional.

Diving into the specifications, the ES-355 Custom Artist Model boasts a classic yet ergonomic design, with a rounded "C" profile neck ensuring comfortable playability for hours on end. The ebony fingerboard, adorned with pearloid block inlays, adds a touch of sophistication. Crafted from mahogany, the neck resonates with rich tonal warmth, complemented by the 5-ply maple body construction that offers both durability and resonance.

From the LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge to the dual-action truss rod, every component has been carefully engineered to uphold Epiphone's reputation for quality and reliability. The inclusion of a mono Varitone switch opens up a world of sonic possibilities, allowing you to sculpt your sound with precision using the 6-position rotary switch.

In terms of aesthetics, the ES-355 Custom Artist Model exudes timeless elegance, with a gloss finish and nickel hardware accentuating its classic appeal. The black plastic parts, nickel pickup covers, and multi-ply binding serve as tasteful nods to tradition, while the inclusion of elements like the Bigsby adds flair.

In conclusion, the Epiphone Shinichi Ubukata ES-355 Custom Artist Model stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of one of Japan's most revered guitarists. With its unparalleled craftsmanship, versatile tonal palette, and striking aesthetics, this guitar is poised to inspire musicians of all backgrounds. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring enthusiast, the ES-355 Custom Artist Model is a great choice.