Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-355 Reissue VOS Bigsby Electric Guitar - Ebony

Gibson

  • Serial Number: A91142
  • Weight: 9.0lbs

The King of the ES Models

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

What could be better than the legendary ES-335? The ES-355! The ES-355 starts with all the features that make the ES-335 iconic - the feedback-resistant semi-hollowbody construction, the two humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, the legendary sonic versatility and exceptional playability - and kicks it into overdrive with an ebony fretboard that's adorned with 50s pattern mother of pearl block inlays and 22 authentic medium jumbo frets. A split diamond headstock inlay, multi-ply binding, and gold hardware further reinforce the fact that the ES-355 is the top of the line ES™ model. This expertly crafted Custom Shop rendition's attention to detail makes it an outstanding recreation of the legendary and highly-prized 1959 ES-355. A five latch Lifton™ case is also included.

1959 ES-355 Reissue Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: ES-335
  • Body Material: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Centerblock: Solid Maple
  • Binding: Multi-ply
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

  • Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Profile: Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
  • Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm
  • Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

  • Finish: Gold
  • Tuner Plating: Gold
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback with Pearloid Tips
  • Pickguard: Multi-Ply Bound Celluloid
  • TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
  • Control Knobs: Amber or Black Butyrate Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
  • Strap Buttons: Cream Plastic
  • Mounting Rings: Black M69 Medium & Tall
  • Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

Electronics

  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone; CTS® 500 k Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Lifton™ Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity

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Category: Electric Guitar, Gibson

Type: Electric