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An upscale semi-hollow body with a modern design in exciting colors.
The Gibson Custom ES-359 is a semi-hollow electric guitar that adds gold hardware, Grover tuners, and an ebony fingerboard with large mother-of-pearl block inlays to one of the most exciting guitars in decades: the Gibson ES-339. The ES-359 electric guitar is part of the next generation of guitars from the Custom Shop of Gibson's iconic ES electric guitars. The Gibson ES-359 delivers bold semi-hollow tone that is rich with expressive, even stinging overtones in a guitar that has reduced dimensions and weight. The Gibson ES-359 guitar also has some exciting enhancements including Memphis Tone control wiring, the 30/60 slender neck profile, and gold hardware.
Memphis Tone electronics
Memphis Tone circuitry uses 500K audio taper pots that operate with an interactive load that preserves high end as you turn down the volume. The loading effect preserves the full-bodied tone with rich midrange and singing sustain from the '57 Classic humbucker pickups while adding a very sweet bite. Another difference: the Gibson ES-359 guitar's volume is very smooth, rolling off in even increments along with the numbers on the knobs. Since they operate more like how we hear (logarithmically), the controls work the way you think they should. So when you turn down the volume, the highs are still there.
Developed with assistance from guitar guru Jon Schwartz, the Gibson ES-359 guitar's 30/60 slender neck is a '60s style neck with an extra .030" front-to-back to preserve the semi-hollow body tone, sustain, and feel while providing smooth playability.
Reduced dimensions and weight
The Gibson ES-359 electric guitar builds on the success of the semi-hollowbody guitars first introduced by Gibson in 1958 with the ES-335. Lighter and more compact than a traditional semi-hollow guitar, the Gibson ES-359 guitar retains the distinct semi-hollowbody electric tone that powered so many hit records and landmark performances.
Outer rim output jack
The Gibson ES-359 guitar's output jack is mounted on the outer rim. No more cable crossing the body spoiling your guitar's clean looks and getting in your way.
Two '57 Classic Humbuckers, with 3-way pickup selection plus individual volume and tone controls, provide the incredibly versatile sounds that make the semi-hollow electric famous for its use in jazz, rock, blues, and country. Quality Kluson tuners keep retuning time to a minimum, and gold hardware enhances the great looks.
The Gibson Custom ES-359 electric guitar comes with a Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity.
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