Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1959 ES-355 Cherry Red

6-String Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case.
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Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1959 ES-355 Cherry Red

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  • $1,299.00
More Expected May 2024

Description & Specs

In partnership with Gibson™ Custom, Epiphone is proud to release the 1959 ES-355, a stunning recreation of the preeminent ES™ model from the legendary class of 1959. It’s the top-of-the-line ES model in all its glory, from the dimensions to the contours to the precise inlay patterns and sonic experience. The 1959 ES-355 features a 5-ply layered maple/poplar body with a solid maple centerblock for sustain and feedback resistance, a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50s Rounded Medium C profile, and an ebony fretboard that is adorned with block mother of pearl inlays. The Gibson-style “open book” headstock features the Split Diamond and Epiphone logo inlays in mother-of-pearl, along with gold Grover® Rotomatic® tuners and the Inspired by Gibson double diamond logo etched on the back. The 1959 ES-355 is powered by a pair of Gibson Custombuckers that are hand-wired to CTS® potentiometers, Mallory™ capacitors, and a Switchcraft® pickup selector switch and output jack. A brown and pink hardshell case with the Inspired by Gibson Custom logo is also included.

General

Series: Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Original
Product Color: Cherry Red
Relic/Aging Level: VOS (Vintage Original Spec)
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)

Body

Body Shape: ES-335 Semi-Hollow
Body Material: 5-Ply Layered Maple/Poplar
Body Finish: VOS Vintage Original Sheen
Top Material: 5-Ply Layered Maple/Poplar
Body Binding: 7-Ply Top, 3-Ply Back

Neck

Neck Material: One-Piece Mahogany
Neck Finish: VOS - Vintage Original Sheen
Neck Shape: '50s Rounded Medium C
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.692" (43mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (304.8mm)
Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Number of Frets: 22 Frets
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Blocks
Inlay Shape: Blocks
Headstock Inlay/Decal: Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom Logo w/5-Ply Binding
Neck Binding: Single Ply

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Gibson Custombucker
Neck Pickup: Gibson Custombucker
Controls and Switching: 3.Way Switch, 2 Volume, 2 Tone; Hand-Wired w/CTS Potentiometers & Mallory Capacitors

Hardware

Hardware Color: Gold
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Gibson Historic Reissue Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic
Saddle: Metal
Pickguard: Multi-Ply Tortoise
Truss Rod Cover: 3-Ply Black Bell
Knobs: Black Top Hat Knobs
Switch Cap: Amber

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