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Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue Faded Cherry

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One year after its introduction in 1958, the ES-335 settled on its classic configuration. Many players prefer the 1959 rounded neck profile, which is...Click To Read More About This Product

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One of the greatest instruments ever made, crafted precisely like the original!

One year after its introduction in 1958, the ES-335 settled on its classic configuration. Many players prefer the 1959 rounded neck profile, which is a little heftier than the models produced after mid-1962, giving you plenty to hold onto. The fretboard dots--rather than the later bars--distinctively mark this Custom Shop re-creation as a 1959 model. Perfect to the last detail, this world-class semi-hollowbody is indistinguishable in every way from the 335s that rolled off the line in '59. It's even made on the exact same forms used then.

This model benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color and new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs. Includes case.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Maple, poplar, maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C rounded
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Les Paul
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Custom Bucker
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Custom Bucker
Brand: Gibson
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Kluson deluxe
Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body and neck binding
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
Country of origin: United States

You won't really be able to appreciate the magnificent tone and workmanship of this stunning classic until you hold it in your hands. It's only a call or click away. Go for it!

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Gibson Custom1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Custom Shop 1959 ES 335

By emb1

from California

Comments about Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue:

This is no one trick pony. While it may not be the guitar for everyone, there is little it cannot due exceptionally well.I purchased a Faded Cherry Red, 1959 Custom Historic ES-335 primarily as a Blues and Jazz Ggitar. The quality, fit and finish were exceptional. The neck was beefier that current production guitars and felt perfect. Every guitarist who picked it up the ommented that was the best feel, smoothest playing neck they had experienced.I then purchased a second 1959 Custom Historic ES-335 in blonde. This was intended to be a back-up guitar. The purchase was made sight unseen over the internet. This guitar had an even chunkier neck. From my point of view, this was the ultimate neck and the blonde has become my primary guitar.Coupled with a lower wattage tube amp, this guitarwill sing or scream at the whim of the player. This guitar is no light-weight. It is indeed a mass of maple. But, that is what gives it an incredible tone.While not inexpensive by any standard. This guitar is well worth the investment for the discerning player.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vintage Sunburst 335

By hoobedoobe

from Midwest

Comments about Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue:

I've had mine for about a month now and the honeymoon still continues. I usually play the SG or Les Paul but have always been curious about the 335. I was in a shop and plugged it in and I couldn't resist. I forked over my credit card shortly thereafter. It is really a versitle, fine instrument that rings like a bell. I only use it with a Fender Blues Deville amp and it will feed back unlike any other guitar that I have ever played. No need for a bunch of pedals and effects. The hollow body makes a big difference in the sustain and feedback. While it's a bit pricey, I would do it again. If you get a chance play one. You may want to leave your credit card at home.....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible

By Jk

from Albuquerque, NM

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue:

    The Gibson Reissue 1959 custom shop out of Nashville is nothing short of perfect. I recorded with it recently and the tones are incredibly warm and rich. This thing can scream with distortion and drip creamy tone when played clean. Playing the guitar is unbelievable. I have large hands so the larger, chunkier neck is perfect. I have a 59 reissue Les Paul that is also amazing, but I think this guitar is more fun to play and might actually sound better in some ways....only time will tell. Definitely worth the price since I would never sell anyway.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Guitar

    By Big Tuna

    from Klamath falls, Oregon

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue:

      Very pleased with this Gibson custom shop beauty. Fit and finish are outstanding. Top notch all the way. The feel and sound are amazing. I was hesitant to shell out this much money but now I'm glad I did. Couldn't be happier with this purchase. I have several fine guitars and the ES-335 was the one missing from my collection.

       
      5.0

      Amazing tone and playing feel

      By Jeff

      from Los Angeles, Ca

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Stable Tuning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • pure enjoyment

        Comments about Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue:

        Outstanding quality. Ready to use out of the box. Just feels good.

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