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The King of the ES Models

Pearl accents, multi-ply binding and a solid Ebony fingerboard adorn this perfect recreation of a 1959 ES-355 model. It features authentic profiles, contours and construction methods for an incredible playing and ownership experience.
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge

1959 ES-355 Reissue Specifications

Body

Body Shape
ES-335
Body Material
3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Centerblock
Solid Maple
Binding
Multi-ply
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
Inlays
1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Tuner Plating
Gold
Bridge
ABR-1
Saddle Material
Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines
Kluson Waffleback w/ Pearloid Tips
Pickguard
Multi-Ply Bound Celluloid
TrussRod
Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Amber or Black Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Strap Buttons
Cream Plastic
Mounting Rings
Black M69 Medium & Tall
Pickup Covers
Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls
2 Volume/2 Tone CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Brown/Pink Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.