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Gibson 1959 ES-335 Reissue Gloss Electric Guitar
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History speaks for itself. Right from its introduction in 1958 as the world's first semi-hollowbody electric guitar, the Gibson Custom ES-335 has bee...Click To Read More About This Product
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A special editon of one of the most versatile electric guitars ever designed.
History speaks for itself. Right from its introduction in 1958 as the world's first semi-hollowbody electric guitar, the Gibson Custom ES-335 has been a mainstay of players eager to balance the gorgeous, round, mellow tones perfect for jazz and blues with the edge and sustain of a full-blooded solidbody.
This Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 retains its classic proportions: 16-1/2" wide, 20" long, and 1-3/4" deep. The neck is one-piece mahogany beneath a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays and a single-ply binding. Additionally, there's single-ply binding on the top and back.
All hardware is nickel, and there's a classic ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. Neck scale length is 24-3/4" with a 1-11/16" nut width. Satin finish models have vintage-style, tulip-shaped tuners, while figured and plain tops come with Kluson kidney-shaped tuners. All Custom Shop ES-335s have powerful '57 Classic humbucking pickups, 2 volume pots, 2 tone pots, and a 3-way pickup selector switch. They are strung with Gibson Brite Wire .010 strings and come safely nestled in a black levant case.
- Body Style: ES
- Top: Maple
- Back and Sides: Maple
- Neck: Set-in mahogany
- Neck profile: '59 rounded
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- No. Of Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Neck Radius: 12"
- Inlays: Neck dots, holly headstock
- Binding: Creme
- Hardware: Nickel
- Fingerboard Inlay: Antique
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
- Knobs: Black speed
- Tuners: Kluson
- Neck Pickup: '57 Classic Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: '57 Classic Humbucker
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone (CTS pots & bumble bee capacitors), 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
- Finish: Lacquer
- Case: Hardshell
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- Full Bodied
- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Rock Concerts
- Small Venues
Comments about Gibson 1959 ES-335 Reissue Gloss Electric Guitar:
A friend of mine owns this thing. Could not be a better guitar. The tone is FLAWLESS. It looks AMAZING. The contrast between the neck and body will blow you away. Paired with a vibrolux, plexi, or a twin reverb this thing sings. If you got the capital, get this guitar. I like it better than any guitar we can choose from: Relic Strat, '55 RI Les Paul, and '58 RI Les Paul. This thing is better.