An elegant instrument, the Gibson ES-359 Bigsby equipped "Black Beauty" pays homage to the progression of two of Gibson's most iconic models. The legendary Les Paul "Black Beauty" was first introduced in 1957 and immediately changed the landscape of the electric guitar forever. Fifty years later, Gibson introduced another revolutionary model in the form of the ES-339. Players were immediately drawn to the guitar's agile size and versatile ES sound.
The new ES-359 "Black Beauty" is a modern take on everything that we love about these two monumental instruments. Featuring a thermally engineered chambered maple center block with thermally engineered quarter-sawn Adirondack spruce bracing, this ES model is lighter and more agile than ever before. Finished in ebony with a Gibson Custom peghead veneer, there is no mistaking this elegant ebony legend.