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Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: ES-355
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Pappel/Maple
  • Back & Sides: 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Murphy Lab Collection
  • Design: ES-355
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Pappel/Maple
  • Back & Sides: 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
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Product information - GIBSON 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged

Semihollow electric guitar from the Gibson Custom Shop with Murphy Lab Aging-Treatment, including case and COA

With the Gibson 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged, Gibson Custom Shop reissues the stylish premium version of the famous 1959 ES-335. Featuring top-of-the-line wood selection, historically accurate Hardware appointments, and hand-wired electronics, this top-of-the-line Semihollow model offers furthermore classic visual appointments of the prototype and expertly showcases the coveted Semihollow platform with the Murphy Lab's authentic aging process.

Maple and poplar body with center block

With its 3-ply maple and poplar body, the Gibson 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged follows the laminate construction used by Gibson since 1948 and made famous by the ES-175. Finished with a multiple Binding, the semi-hollow body features an additional center block of solid maple that allows the model to play at higher gain settings without unwanted feedback. Other premium features of the ES-355 include a solid ebonyFretboard with 22 frets in the historically accurate medium jumbo format that evokes the classic's renowned playability.

Hand-wired electronics with Paper-in-Oil Caps

The wiring of the Gibson 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged also remains true to the original of the late fifties and relies on real oil paper capacitors as well as potentiometers from the component manufacturer CTS. For appropriate sounds on the amplifier, however, provides the combination of two Gibson Custom Bucker humbucker. The hand-wound double coils originate from the Gibson Custom Shop and are based on many years of analysis of original PAF-humbucker of the era to come as close as ever to the coveted sound of this iconic pickup.

Gold Hardware with Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aging

In addition to its premium appointments, the Gibson 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged naturally showcases classic premium visual features of the original ES-355. Accordingly, the ebony fingerboard features a wraparound Binding and chic 1950s Pattern pearl block inlays instead of the usual dots of the ES-335, while the Custom Diamond on the headstock of this premium model naturally is not to be missed. Finishing off the Gibson ES-355 is an authentic Ultra Light Aging by the Gibson Murphy Lab, which authentically recreates the lacquer finish of an extremely well-preserved original with the lightest signs of aging.

The Gibson 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged at a glance:

  • Semihollow electric guitar made from the Gibson Custom Shop
  • Three-ply maple/poplar laminate body, with maple center block
  • Multi-ply body binding
  • Glued mahogany neck with Long Neck Tenon and Authentic '59 Medium C profile
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with 22 Authentic Medium Jumbo frets
  • 1950s Pattern Mother-of-Pearl block inlays
  • Two Gibson Custom Bucker humbucker with Alnico III magnets
  • Hand-wired electronics with Paper-in-Oil capacitors
  • Gibson ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic and aluminum stop bar
  • Kluson Waffleback tuners
  • Gold hardware
  • Ebony Ultra Light Aged Nitrocellulose finish
  • Including Lifton Case and Certificate of Authenticity

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: ES-355
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Pappel/Maple
  • Back & Sides: 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
  • Solid Centre Block: Yes
  • Binding: Multi-Ply
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Long Neck Tenon, set
  • Neck Profile: Authentic '59 Medium 'C'-Shape
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Authentic Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Inlays: 1950s Pattern MOP Block
  • Nut type: Nylon
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 56.9
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Electronic: Handwired, Paper-in-Oil Caps
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
  • Tuners: Kluson Waffleback
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Finish: Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Case included: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
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£ 5,399.00

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