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Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Light Aged Watermelon Red Murphy Lab w/case

Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Light Aged Watermelon Red Murphy Lab w/case

Regular price $8,699.00
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Weight: 8lb 4oz

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. It also features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Body Style


Body Shape


Body Material

3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple


Solid Maple



Body Finish

Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Weight Relief



Medium C

Scale Length

628.65 mm / 24.75 in

Fingerboard Material


Fingerboard Radius

304.8 mm / 12 in

Fret Count



Authentic Medium-Jumbo

Nut Material


Nut Width

42.85 mm / 1.687 in


1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl


Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


Gold; Murphy Lab Light Aged



Saddle Material

Nickel-plated Brass


Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

Tuning Machines

Kluson Waffleback with Pearloid Tips


Multi-Ply Bound Celluloid

Truss Rod

Authentic 1950s No-Tube

Truss Rod Cover

Authentic Stepped 2-Ply

Control Knobs

Black Butyrate Top Hats with Dial Pointers

Switch Tip

Amber Catalin

Strap Buttons

2 - Brass

Mounting Rings

Black M69 Medium & Tall

Pickup Covers

Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

Neck Pickup

Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)

Bridge Pickup

Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)


2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Pickup Selector

3-Way Switchcraft

Output Jack

1/4" Switchcraft

Strings Gauge

.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046


Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case


Certificate of Authenticity

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