Gibson Memphis has recreated Scotty’s own iconic ES-295 in exacting detail in the Gibson ES-295 Scotty Moore Signature Electric Guitar! Being Elvis Presley’s guitarist, Moore made rock’n’roll history with his signature guitar sound and classic riffs. Now his ES-295 signature hollow body gives today’s guitarists and collectors that same incredible look, tone and feel that helped break musical ground.
The distinguished Gold Bullion finish has been accurately reproduced by Gibson Memphis in the ES-295 Scotty Moore in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer, treated to Gibson’s proprietary VOS process for a gently aged look. The finish is complemented by a custom pickguard made from clear plastic, and back-painted with a period-correct floral graphic for that authentic ES-295 look. Scotty Moore puts the final touch on the guitar by personally autographing each of the 81 guitars on the lower bout!
Gibson ES-295 Scotty Moore Hollow Body Features
Body and Neck
- Full hollow body made from laminated maple with pointed Florentine cutaway
- Bound Rosewood fingerboard with split-parallelogram inlays
- Dog ear P-90 pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Melita Synchrosonic adjustable bridge and traditional trapeze tailpiece
- Kluson single-ring tuners with butterscotch tulip buttons and 15:1 tuning ratio
- Each guitar will be autographed by Scotty Moore
- Limited run of only 81 guitars
- Exacting 1952 neck profile, Fingerboard and support
- Accurate historic colored binding
- Original style wood riser for the Bridge pickup
- Historically correct top bracing and solid maple sides
- Ships in a Tan and Pink ‘Lifton’ style case with COA
The ES-295 Scotty Moore has a fully hollow body constructed in the ES-175 style, with laminated maple top, back, and sides, featuring traditional f-holes and a pointed Florentine cutaway. The arched top is supported with historic spruce braces and cedar rim liners. Gibson gives it a glued-in neck made from quarter-sawn mahogany, topped with a bound dark rosewood fingerboard that is inlaid with aged cellulose split-parallelogram position markers, and the headstock is inlaid with the traditional mother-of-pearl crown.
Pickups and Electronics
A pair of Gibson’s period-correct recreations of the original dog ear P-90 pickups give the ES-295 Scotty Moore its signature sound. That hot, gnarly, yet versatile fat-single-coil tone has been beloved of countless guitarists since it first hit the scene in the late ’40s, and is arguably the rock’n’roll tone of all time. Made with two Alnico V bar magnets in each pickup and vintage-spec coils scatter-wound with 42 AWG wire, these pickups capture every snarl and roar you could want from this rock’n’roll classic.
The standard four-knob control section of two independent volume and tone capacitors, and a three-way Switchcraft toggle switch complete the electronics. These electronics give the ES-295 Scotty Moore surprising versatility.
The ES-295 Scotty Moore carries a period-correct recreation of the traditional trapeze tailpiece and a Melita Synchrosonic adjustable bridge, just like the one that Scotty Moore added to his own guitar as an upgrade. Kluson single-ring tuners with butterscotch tulip buttons enhance the vintage look. Gold speed knobs, a traditional bell truss-rod cover, tan binding, and a clear pickguard back-painted with period-correct floral graphic complete the picture.
Case and Coverage
Every ES-295 Scotty Moore comes protected in an historic ES-295 hardshell case with tan exterior and plush pink lining, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity with photo each individually autographed by Scotty, owner’s manual, and coverage by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
Scotty Moore and the ES-295
The original ES-295 was conceived as a gold standard jazz guitar, born in an era before rock’n’roll was a household word. But in the hands of legendary Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore, it gave birth to a radical new breed of music and became a rockabilly icon in the process. Although it mostly updated the design of the popular ES-175 with an upgraded bridge and some exciting cosmetic twists, the ES-295—introduced in 1952, and purchased by Moore in 1953 at the O. K. Houck Piano Company in Memphis, Tennessee—had both the looks and the sound to inspire an adventurous new generation of players.