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2006 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335 Sunburst w/ 57 Classic PAFs, Tags, Lifton Case


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Up for sale, a 2006 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1959 ES-335 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a Gibson Custom Shop '59-spec Lifton hardshell case and hangtags. Exceedingly faithfully to a genuine vintage example, this Nashville-made Custom Shop Gibson features a no-corners-cut design featuring ‘57 Classic PAF humbuckers, a chunky ‘59-style neck profile, long pickguard, Bumblebee tone caps, and dot inlay on the bound rosewood fretboard.

Featuring the classic tonewood complement of a maple semi-hollow body, a quartersawn mahogany neck, and a bound rosewood fretboard, this ES-335 has a naturally resonant, lively acoustic response that provides an ideal platform for the original pair of ‘57 Classic humbuckers. Featuring Alnico II magnets, the ‘57 Classic PAF pickups have a smooth, airy treble response with a touch of growl and rich harmonic content. In the neck position, this ES-339 delivers a sweetness and bell-like top end that's great for retaining clarity on solos and complex rhythm work, while the bridge pickup has more midrange aggression and treble bite. Weighing 8lbs 10oz, this ES-335 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Quartersawn mahogany
-Shape: Chunky ‘59-style C, full shoulders, measuring .930” 1st fret, 1.035” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 12” radius, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe, greened keystone buttons

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: ‘57 Classic PAF x2
-Harness: Bumblebee tone caps
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Serialization: “A-96”-prefix serial on orange “Nashville, Tennessee, USA” label
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge and stopbar, nickel-plated
-Plastics: Long pickguard, gold bonnet knobs

The Sunburst nitro lacquer gloss finish has a very vintage-correct burst gradient, and cosmetic wear is limited to a few faint finish scratches and tiny dings on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a scant few shallow marks along the profile.

A Gibson Custom Shop Lifton-branded brown tolex hardshell case with pink plush interior is included, along with the hangtags, factory documentation, and original bill of sale.