Gibson ES-355 Black 1959

6-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson ES-355 Black 1959

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: Medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .87" 12th- .95"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with bound ebony board and block inlays.
Electronics: Original PAF pickups and original wiring harness. The wiring harness with Varitone and stereo output is all original, but some solder joints have been touched up. The pickup covers have been removed, and the pickup leads inside the pickup have been repaired. These pickups have not been rewound. All of the pots except the bridge tone control are encased in their original metal covers. The bridge tone control dates to 1959. The neck pickup cover is not original.
Hardware: The hardware is all original except for the replaced neck pickup cover and the oversized wood screws holding bridge pickup ring in place. The original volume and tone position markers are still in place under the knobs, but the points have been clipped off.
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck pickup cavity was routed out for a p90 at some point. The original PAF pickup has been re-installed. -There is a small black sticker under the bass side of the neck pickup ring that covers up the routing that happened for the p90. -There is a hole drilled in the bass side horn for a master volume control that has since been removed. This has also been covered with a small black sticker. -The guitar has been refretted. -There is a small hole drilled under the bridge in the top.
Case Details: Original hard shell case with vintage stereo Y cable and vintage guitar strap.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. The finish is glossy with checking and light scuffs and scratches throughout. The back of the body has light buckle rash. The metal hardware is nicely tarnished with age.
Serial Number: A30590
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are wide with medium height and minimal play wear. -The serial number dates to 1959
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