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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355 Reissue Ultra Light Aged in Ebony

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    What could be better than the legendary ES-335? The ES-355! With all the features that make the ES-335 iconic - from the feedback-resistant semi-hollow body construction, two humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, the legendary sonic versatility and exceptional playability - the ES-355 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.

    The Murphy Lab 'Ultra Light Aged' finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of subtle playing wear — giving it the unique character, vibe and feel of an original example from Gibson's "Golden Era".

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    • Shape: ES-335
    • Material: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
    • Centerblock: Solid Maple
    • Binding: Multi-Ply
    • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged


    • Material: Solid Mahogany
    • Profile: Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
    • Scale Length: 24.75"
    • Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
    • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
    • Nut Material: Nylon
    • Nut Width: 1.687"
    • Inlays: 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
    • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


    • Bridge: ABR-1
    • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
    • Knobs: Black Butyrate Top Hats with Dial Pointers
    • Tuners: Kluson Waffleback with Pearloid Tips
    • Plating: Gold, Murphy Lab Light Aged


    • Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
    • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
    • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
    • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
    • Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft


    • Strings: 10-46
    • Case: Lifton 5-latch Custom Shop Hardshell
    • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
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