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The Epiphone 1959 ES-355 is a stunning recreation of the legendary ES model from 1959 that provides a sonic experience like no other. With a 5-ply layered maple and poplar body, and solid maple center block, the 1959 ES-355 delivers impressive sustain and feedback resistance. Its one-piece mahogany neck has a comfortable rounded profile and an ebony fingerboard with elegant block inlays, combining vintage vibes with modern playability.

Vintage-Inspired Construction

This modern Epiphone 1959 ES-355 carries the look and feel of the iconic guitar it's modeled after, with hardware and electronics throughout to give you that throwback vibe. Its aged Vintage Original Sheen (VOS) lacquer finish elegantly ages the maple body for a worn-in vintage aesthetic, and multi-ply binding captures the elegance of late 1950s design. The ES-355's semi-hollow maple body, with its solid maple center block, reduces feedback while producing woody resonance.

Epiphone 1959 ES-355 Semi-Hollow Guitar Headstock

Iconic Gibson Headstock

The Epiphone 1959 ES-355 features Gibson's famous split-diamond headstock, and gold Grover Rotomatic tuners that provide stable and accurate tuning. Its Graph Tech nut has a 43 mm width, while the 628.65 mm scale length gives you exceptional playability. Together with the gold ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece, the tuners complete the period-correct look and provide rock-solid intonation.

Epiphone 1959 ES-355 Semi-Hollow Guitar Neck and Fingerboard

Ebony Fingerboard

The 1959 ES-355's one-piece mahogany neck has a rounded '50s profile for ergonomic playability. Its ebony fingerboard has 22 medium frets and a 12" radius for smooth playability. Mother-of-pearl block inlays adorn the fingerboard. This 335's exquisite tonewood blend, with its ebony fingerboard and mahogany neck, provides a warm tone with articulate highs.

Epiphone 1959 ES-355 Semi-Hollow Guitar Gibson Custom Humbucking Pickups

Handwired Pickups

This ES-355 is equipped with a pair of handwired Gibson Custom humbucking pickups for a range of vintage tones. The neck pickup delivers a warm, rounded sound, while the bridge pickup provides cutting treble and solid lows. They are wired to CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors, replicating the electronics of the era. Switch between pickups or combine them for a range of classic semi-hollow tones.

Whether you're a jazz, blues or rock player, the Epiphone 1959 ES-355 semi-hollow electric guitar delivers impeccable vintage-style tone and feel. With its iconic design and premium pickups, the Epiphone 1959 ES-355 is an instrument that inspires creativity. Pick one up today at your local Guitar Center, and be a part of the continuing ES-335 legacy.

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  • 5-ply maple/poplar body with solid maple center block
  • Ebony fingerboard with block mother-of-pearl inlays
  • '50s tounded mahogany neck with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Gibson Custombucker pickups hand-wired to CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors
  • Brown hardshell with pink interior, gold hardware and Inspired by Gibson Custom Logo

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  • Shape: ES-355
  • Body wood: 5-piece layered maple/poplar
  • Binding: VOS-Vintage original sheen 7-ply 
  • Wood: 1-piece mahogany
  • Profile: '50s Rounded Medium C
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • Wood: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Inlay: Mother-of-pearl block
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Gibson Historic Reissue Aluminum StopBar
  • Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
  • Plating: Gold
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Gibson Custombucker
  • Bridge: Gibson Custombucker
  • Controls: Individual volume, individual tone
  • Special features: Hand-wired with CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors and '50s wiring
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell

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