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Gibson Custom 2015 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...Read More

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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 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.

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

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

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 Custom2015 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue
 
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5.0

Amazing tone and playing feel

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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 2015 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue:

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

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    5.0

    Incredible

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    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 2015 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.

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      5.0

      Vintage Sunburst 335

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      from Midwest

      Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 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.....

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      5.0

      Custom Shop 1959 ES 335

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      from California

      Comments about Gibson Custom 2015 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.

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