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Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Vintage Natural

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Capture the vibe of 1959 with this impeccable reissue.

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1959 ES 335 Reissue accurately captures the revolutionary design of the first semi-hollowbody guitar. It features an impeccable aged finish using techniques developed by Gibson Master Artisan Tom Murphy. If you're a passionate player looking for an heirloom quality Gibson, the ’59 ES-335 might check all of your boxes.

Let’s start with the finish

This ES-335 was treated to an Ultra Light aging—you'll see checkered lacquer patterns, but only minimal signs of play wear. It's easy to imagine this guitar being the vintage find-of-a-lifetime, purchased at a small town estate sale. And if you want to keep that as your story, we won't spill the beans.

Historically accurate construction

The Custom Shop doesn't fool around when it comes to construction. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically recreated plastics, their attention to detail makes all the difference. The 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body is lightweight, making it easy to sling on your shoulder. We dig the chunky neck—Gibson calls it a 1959 medium C-shape, and we can attest it's got more meat than ’60s models. The Indian rosewood fretboard has "extra-rolled" binding, giving off a distinctive vintage vibe.

A tone like no other

If chocolate and peanut butter go together well, so do PAFs and a semi-hollowbody guitar. Sure, that metaphor is a reach, but there is something magic about CustomBuckers in the Reissue ES-335. Warm and woody, you'll feel the resonance immediately. It's easy to dial in Clapton's "woman tone," but you can also coax vibrant, clean sounds, too.

This is a no compromise Gibson for passionate players

Gibson made less than 600 ES-335 guitars in 1959; finding an original one in playing condition today requires luck and a large wallet. This Gibson Custom Murphy Lab Reissue will give you the exact same experience, and it's available now at Musician's Friend. It includes a certificate of authenticity, and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.


  • 3-ply maple/poplar/maple body for lightweight comfort and acoustic resonance, aged finish
  • Chunky medium C-profile neck with authentic 1959 feel
  • Dual CustomBuckers for warm and woody sounds
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Kluson single line tuners that are aged to match the finish

Turn back the clock to old school rock. Order the 1959 ES-335 Reissue today.


Murphy Lab 1959 ES-335 Reissue Ultra Light Aged Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body wood: Maple/Poplar/Maple 
  • Neck shape: Medium C
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual volume, Individual tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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