BB King ‘Reside At The Regal’ ES-335 Guitar Now Out there Via Gibson

Gibson is proud to commemorate the legendary BB King and his landmark album Reside on the Regal with the BB King “Reside on the Regal” ES-335 guitar. Gibson and its Customized Store Murphy Lab have created an ideal reproduction of BB King’s ES-335 within the authentic Argentine Gray Sunburst end that was commissioned by the artist. This traditionally correct Bb King “Reside on the Regal” ES-335 guitar is offered at Licensed Gibson Sellers, and thru the official Gibson website.

”Gibson has actually outdone themselves in creating this iconic guitar,” says BB King Music Firm, CEO and Chairman, Vassal Benford. “The guitar is gorgeous and pays correct tribute to each the legend and a terrific second in music historical past. Reside on the Regal was lately heralded by Rolling Stone as one of many ‘500 Biggest Albums of All Time’, and on behalf of myself and the B.B. King household, I wish to thank Gibson for what’s a unprecedented guitar honoring BB King and this work that has impacted so many artists to observe. I can solely hope that the “Reside on the Regal” ES-335 guitar will proceed to encourage artists sooner or later. Thanks and we look ahead to extra thrilling new initiatives in 2023 by means of the BB King experience.

Gibson is honored to current this Bb King signature guitar and pay homage to the legendary profession of considered one of music’s best pioneers, and among the finest dwell albums ever recorded, BB King’s Reside on the Regal. This Customized Store guitar recreates the distinctive 1959 ES-335 that B.B. used on the time, which was custom-ordered with an Argentine Gray Sunburst end, a Bigsby vibrato, and a Varitone change. It additionally options Grover “Milk Bottle” Rotomatic tuners, pearl dots to cowl the cease bar holes, and nitrocellulose dot inlays on the rosewood fretboard. The {hardware} and nitrocellulose lacquer end has been specifically aged by the Gibson Murphy Lab. Solely 100 of those very particular guitars have been handcrafted by the professional luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Customized Store in Nashville, TN.

“Recreating BB King’s ‘Reside on the Regal’ ES-335 with this restricted version mannequin is actually a dream come true for me,” says Mat Koehler, Sr. Director Product Growth, Gibson. “It’s one of many absolute coolest guitars in historical past…performed by the best of all time on the best dwell album of all time, and it additionally occurs to be a very distinctive custom-order from 1959, an important yr in Gibson historical past. We’re honored to assist inform this story.”

Recorded on November 21, in 1964 on the Regal Theater in Chicago, the Reside on the Regal album is taken into account one of many best blues albums of all time. To honor the historic album, Gibson crafted an era-specific ticket stub, and a {custom} deck of enjoying playing cards in a nod to all of those that made this occasion come to life–because the dwell viewers watched motion pictures between the a number of units of recording the Bb King Reside on the Regal album, the band members, live performance workers, and managers all performed playing cards offstage. The BB King “Reside on the Regal” ES-335 additionally comes with a Customized Store Lifton hardshell guitar case and a certificates of authenticity.

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