Few electric guitars have achieved such instant acclaim across such a broad range of musical genres as Gibson’s ES-335. Unveiled in 1958, the ES-335 was designed as a best of both worlds electric that married more than half a century of Gibson archtop tradition to the latest electric guitar innovations.
Gibson Memphis has been painstakingly recreated this Vintage Old Stock (VOS) reissue from a pristine example of an original 1959 ES-335. From this foundation, the use of the most accurate woods and components ever employed in the production of a recreated ES-335 makes the 1959 ES-335TD the closest experience possible to owning the original. The guitar is finished in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer in Antique Natural, treated with Gibson’s proprietary VOS process for a gently aged look and feel.
Just for the 1959 ES-335, Gibson Memphis selected special maple veneer for the tops and backs, as seen on some of the best examples of these guitars in the late 50s. Other historically accurate constructional details include quarter-sawn Adirondack Spruce braces, a solid, light maple centre block, cedar rim liners, and the use of hot-hide glue for all wood joints critical to resonance and sustain. A perfect recreation of the finest 59 neck profile with gently rounded binding edges achieves that unparalleled vintage playing feel, while period-correct hardware and appointments, and of course a pair of great PAF-style humbucking pickups, complete the package.
- Antique Natural Finish
- Maple Top, Back, and Sides
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 24 3/4″ Scale Length
- 1 11/16″ Nut Width
- 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Individual Volume and Tone Controls
- Pearloid Dot Inlays
- Single-Ply Binding
- ABR-1 Bridge
- Stopbar Tailpiece
- Kluson Tuners
- Nickel Hardware
This ’59 ES 335 reissue is in excellent original condition. This one features the 1959 rounded neck profile, which is a little heftier than models produced after mid 1962, giving you plenty to hold onto. Feels great, plays beautifully.
It is a fabulous instrument. It has been lightly played, but well looked after. There is little apparent player wear, and everything is in excellent working condition. It is well set up, with a fast neck and low action. Great sounding pickups, no visible fret wear, and everything feels mighty good.
And this one has its Gibson Custom Shop sticker intact on the back of the headstock, and its Certificate of Authenticity is in the case.
Comes with its original Gibson hard shell case in good condition.