• Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

6-12 Month Financing

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue  

  • Write a Review
Product #517490
See All Gibson Custom Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Ships Internationally
Gibson Custom

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.


  • Plain maple laminated top, back, and rims
  • Solid maple center block
  • One-piece mahogany neck with extended tenon
  • Fot-hide glue neck fit
  • 22-fret, 1-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Custom Buckers
  • 1959 rounded neck profile
  • Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • Accurately-colored binding on top, back, fretboard, and headstock
  • Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • 2 volume knobs
  • 2 tone knobs
  • 3-way selector
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Includes case

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!

Customer Reviews

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
Gibson Custom1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


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.....

Comment on this review

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


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.

Comment on this review

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.