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From the world-renowned Gibson Custom Shop comes this truly unique semi-hollow creation. Building upon what makes the ES-335 a legendary instrument, the Gibson Custom 59 ES-355 in Light Aged Watermelon Red finish carries similar special factors and unique traits that add up ultimately to an outstandingly impressive instrument. For any player, it's a delight.
This Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-355 Reissue in light aged Watermelon starts with a three-ply maple and poplar body combined with a solid maple centerblock. Staying light on its feet while resisting feedback, this semi-hollow design has stood the test of time. With its finely crafted body comes a loving visual tribute. This ES-355 has been treated with a meticulously formulated finish from the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab. Designed to recreate the overall and subtle signs of natural finish aging, the Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment gives this ES-355 a truly unique look.
Playing this ES-355 presents an exceptionally smooth and sonically impressive experience. Two Custombucker Alnico 3 unpotted humbucking pickups deliver on the decades of knockout tones the ES-355 has become known for. Gibson's resonant and radiant semi-hollow and humbucker combination rings out with glorious warmth and clarity.
Compounding upon this voice and visual presentation, playability is still a crucial priority. A solid mahogany neck outfitted in an Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape profile slips into grip easily and is complemented by a solid ebony fingerboard. Mother of Pearl Split Diamond frat inlays reflect and match this ES-355's Murphy Lab Light Aged gold-finished hardware. An ABR-1 bridge is paired with a lightweight aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece for solid intonation.
The Watermelon Red finish has the look of a faded Gibson "Sixties Cherry", but perhaps a bit more translucent and a touch more pink in the mix. Overall, it's a wildly unique finish that lives on the color wheel in a space all its own. Add in the light aging from the mad scientists at the Murphy Lab and you have a wonderfully original take on a classic ES-355 design.
This ES-355 is dressed to impress with an impressive voice to match. True Gibson Custom Shop skill brings this guitar together for an unparalleled musical experience.
- Gibson Custom Shop ES-355 Reissue model
- Three-ply maple/poplar/maple body with multi-ply binding
- Gibson Custom Murphy Lab Light Aged body and hardware finish treatment
- Solid mahogany neck in an Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape profile
- Solid ebony fingerboard with twenty-two Authentic Medium-Jumbo frets
- Two unpotted Custombucker Alnico 3 humbucking pickups
- ABR-1 bridge with Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece
- Nickel-plated brass saddle
- Grover Kidney Machine Head tuning machines
- Gibson hardshell case included
- Gibson certificate of authenticity included
|Body Material:||3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Neck Material:||Solid Mahogany|
|Fingerboard Material:||Solid Ebony|
|Fret Size:||Authentic Medium-Jumbo|
|Bridge Pick-up:||Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)|
|Neck Pick-up:||Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)|
|Bridge:||ABR-1 with Aluminum Stop Bar Tailpiece|
|Finish:||Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Light Aged|
|Case:||Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case|