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2016 1959 ES-335TD
The second evolution of the original "dot neck"
$6,499
The ES-335 evolved quickly in its first few years and the 1959 ES-335TD represents the second stage of this seminal guitar. A bound joins other historically correct details such as the correct "Mickey Mouse ears" body shape.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Vintage Plain
Binding: Tan
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Vintage Plain
Binding: Tan
Weight
Weight Relief: 1959 Lightweight centerblock
Average Weight (body only): 2.1069 kg / 4.645 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Hot hide glue
Etc.: Maple centerblock, Quartered Adirondack Spruce braces
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: 1959 ES (Semi-Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Traditional "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 22.86 mm / .900"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000"
Other Materials: Hot hide glue
Average Weight: 376.4817 g / 0.830 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-1
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Crown
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: None
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.3358 cm / 1.707"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3358 cm / 1.707" @ nut, 5.6718 cm / 2.233" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Tan
Side Dots (Color): Tortoiseshell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dot
Material: Pearloid
Dimensions: 6.35 mm / 0.25"
Average Weight: 147.4175 g / 5.200 oz
Finishes
Historic Burst
Color Code: HB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Analine Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 330 Wipe Stain, Sunset Orange, VS toner, Tobacco Brown
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Natural
Color Code: VN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer - Finished in V.O.S.
Filler: Red Analine Dye
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 1959 Natural Stain, Tobacco Stain
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4900/5100 5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432 "
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.42 cm / 23"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: V.O.S. Nickel plated V.O.S. Nickel plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: CTS 550K Audio CTS 550K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V 1080V
Range: 0-550K 0-550K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 550K +/- 5% 550K +/- 5%
Minimum Resistance: 50 ohms 50 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Bumblebee .022mfd/200v Bumblebee .022mfd/200v
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 g / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14006 / 430-14007
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684 mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318 mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302 mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540 mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: No Wire ABR
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-10155
Weight: 61.235 g / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: Lightweight Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: V.O.S. Nickel
Part number: 430-11738
Weight: 113.3981 g / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: N/A
Material: N/A
Part Number: N/A
Weight: N/A
 
Strap Buttons
Material: V.O.S. White plastic
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19152
Weight: 2.268 g / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Multi ply black long ES-335 with 45° bevel (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-1269
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Vintage (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 430-19201A
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black (V.O.S.)
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Period Correct Hard Shell
Color: Tan & Pink
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA