Gibson Custom 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Semi-hollow Electric Guitar - Murphy Lab Light Aged Watermelon Red | Palen Music Electric Guitar $8,699.00 Gibson

Your Cart is Empty

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Semi-hollow Electric Guitar - Murphy Lab Light Aged Watermelon Red

Item ID: A930716

In Stock! Ready to ship immediately!

Free Shipping on Most Products

Free Shipping on Most order(s) above $14.99 (over-sized products not included)

Call for Price

Please call (417) 882-7000 to order.

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-355 Reissue Stop Bar Semi-hollow Electric Guitar - Murphy Lab Light Aged Watermelon Red

What could surpass the iconic ES-335? The answer is the ES-355! Building upon the foundational elements that define the ES-335's greatness – the feedback-resistant semi-hollowbody design, the dual humbucking pickups with separate volume and tone controls, and the renowned sonic adaptability and superb playability – the ES-355 takes things up a notch. It introduces an ebony fretboard embellished with 1950s-style mother of pearl block inlays, featuring 22 authentic medium jumbo frets. The split diamond headstock inlay, multi-ply binding, and gold hardware further solidify the ES-355's status as the flagship model in the ES™ lineup.

Crafted with exceptional precision by the Custom Shop, this rendition is a remarkable homage to the sought-after 1959 ES-355. The attention to detail is apparent, resulting in a faithful representation. The package also includes a five-latch Lifton™ case for secure storage. Adding to its allure, the guitar boasts Light Aging treatment courtesy of the skilled artisans at the Murphy Lab. Through the Murphy Lab Light Aged finish and gently aged hardware, the instrument simulates the wear and tear accumulated over decades of natural play, encapsulating the distinct character, ambiance, and sensation of an original Gibson masterpiece from the revered Golden Era.

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.


  • Murphy Lab Light Aged finish
  • Maple/poplar/maple semi-hollow body with center block
  • Unpotted Custombucker Alnico III pickups
  • 3-way toggle switch; 2 volume, 2 tone controls; CTS audio taper pots and paper-in-oil capacitors
  • Hails from Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop


  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • Body TypeSemi-hollowbody
  • Body Shape1959 ES-355
  • Body Material3-ply Maple/Poplar
  • Body FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer, Light Aged
  • ColorWatermelon Red
  • Neck MaterialMahogany
  • Neck ShapeAuthentic '59 Medium C
  • Neck JointSet Neck
  • Radius12"
  • Fingerboard MaterialEbony
  • Fingerboard Inlay1950s Pattern Mother-of-Pearl
  • Number of Frets22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length24.75"
  • Nut Width1.6875"
  • Nut MaterialNylon
  • Bridge/TailpieceABR-1 Adjustable Bridge with Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
  • TunersGrover
  • Neck PickupCustombucker Alnico 3 Humbucker
  • Bridge PickupCustombucker Alnico 3 Humbucker
  • Controls2 x volume, 2 x tone
  • Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
  • StringsGibson, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:59ES355LAWMGH1

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!