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The King of the ES Models

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

What could be better than the legendary ES-335? The ES-355! The ES-355 starts with all the features that make the ES-335 iconic - the feedback-resistant semi-hollowbody construction, the two humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, the legendary sonic versatility and exceptional playability - and kicks it into overdrive with an ebony fretboard that's adorned with 50s pattern mother of pearl block inlays and 22 authentic medium jumbo frets. A split diamond headstock inlay, multi-ply binding, and gold hardware further reinforce the fact that the ES-355 is the top of the line ES™ model. This expertly crafted Custom Shop rendition's attention to detail makes it an outstanding recreation of the legendary and highly-prized 1959 ES-355. A five latch Lifton™ case is also included.
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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
Headstock inlay
Gibson logo and Split Diamond inlay in mother of pearl

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Tuner Plating
Gold
Bridge
ABR-1
Saddle Material
Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines
Kluson Waffleback with 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 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Controls
2 Volume, 2 Tone; CTS® 500 k Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings Gauge
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Lifton™ 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, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice.