1959 Gibson ES-355 Ebony Murphy LabUltra Light Custom Shop 2020
On Reverb – We can look at buying your guitar/amp (in trade) if it’s listed or you list it on Reverb.
Tony Elder / Steve Jackson
Black Dot Music
Just arrived, minty Fresh!!! Have you played one? Wow!
Hard to find an Ebony, appears to be a lot of Watermelon’s out there.
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. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era. A five latch Lifton™ case is also included.
Neck Material – Solid Mahogany
Neck Profile – Authentic ’59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length – 24.75
Fingerboard Material – Ebony
Fingerboard Radius – 12
Number Of Frets – 22
Frets – Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material – Nylon
Nut Width – 1.687
End of Board Width – 2.24
Inlays – 1950s Pattern Mother of Pearl
Joint – Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Body Shape – ES-335
Body Material – 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Hardware Finish – Gold; Murphy Lab Light Aged
Tuner Plating – Gold
Bridge – ABR-1
Saddle Material – Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece – Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines – Grover Kidney
Pickguard – Multi-Ply Bound Celluloid
TrussRod – 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 – Cream Plastic
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)
Accessories – Certificate of Authenticity
The Gibson 1959 ES-355 Ebony Ultra Light Aged – Featuring Heavy Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab.