Gibson Custom Shop ‘59 Reissue 1959 ES-335 VOS Vintage Natural
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- Description and Features
- The ES-335 model is one of the most recognisable in Gibson’s iconic instrument range. Considered by many as the quintessential semi-hollow guitar, this Custom Shop 1959 VOS model recaptures the essence of early versions. Sure to appeal to traditionalists, the Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 has many time-honoured features, including...
- Model: Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 VOS
- Top Wood: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Body Wood: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
- Finish Color: Vintage Natural
- Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood
- More Features
Gibson Custom Shop '59 Reissue 1959 ES-335 VOS Vintage Natural
The ES-335 model is one of the most recognisable in Gibson’s iconic instrument range. Considered by many as the quintessential semi-hollow guitar, this Custom Shop 1959 VOS model recaptures the essence of early versions.
Sure to appeal to traditionalists, the Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 has many time-honoured features, including a vintage natural finish covered in a VOS nitrocellulose lacquer.
The ES-335 is regarded for its elegant semi-hollow body, which allows you to achieve bright and open sounds with plenty of natural acoustic-like volume. Formed from a 3-ply Maple/Poplar combination, these tonewoods give this guitar plenty of vibrancy and top-end definition.
To add some warmth, the ES-335’s body is paired with a Quartersawn Mahogany neck; topped with a Dark Rosewood fingerboard for a silky feel under the fingers. The neck adheres to Gibson’s rounded late ‘50s profile, feeling substantial in the hands for great thumb support.
Electronics & Hardware
A double-dose of medium-output MHS humbuckers give this instrument a balanced, warm tone. More responsive to your playing dynamics, these pickups lend themselves to expressive guitarists. Although semi-hollow guitars are more synonymous with jazz players, with distortion these humbuckers can sound fairly raunchy and bold; meaning they’re not just one trick ponies.
The Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 VOS comes installed with an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, providing a stable and solid feel under the picking hand. With its simple and accessible design making it easy to adjust your action and intonation, you can easily manipulate your setup on-the-fly. Fitted with nickel-plated brass saddles, their traditional-style design yields greater sustain and top-end sparkle.
|Model||Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 VOS|
|Builder||Gibson Custom Shop|
|Body Type||Semi-Hollow Body|
|Top Wood||3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Body Wood||3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple|
|Finish Type||VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Finish Color||Vintage Natural|
|Back Finish||VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Binding||Single-ply Cream Binding on Fingerboard and Body|
|Neck Wood||Quarter-Sawn Mahogany|
|Neck Carve||Rounded Late '50s|
|Scale Length||24.75" / 62.865cm|
|Neck Radius||12" / 304.8mm|
|Frets||22 - Medium Jumbo - 18% Nickel Silver|
|Neck Finish||VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Pickup||MHS Rhythm Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||MHS Lead Humbucker|
|Hardware||Chrome / Nickel|
|Bridge||ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Nickel-Plated Brass Saddles|
|Tuners||Kluson Single Ring with Tulip Buttons|
|Controls||3-Way Toggle / 2 Volume / 2 Tone|
|Case||Gibson Custom Shop Hardshell Case|
|Weight||8.10 Pounds (8 lbs 2 oz)|