Instrument Details

1999 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Dot VOS Limited Edition One of Only 250 Made Maple, Vintage Sunburst
SOLD
Photos & Video
Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Gibson
Product Year
1999
Model
Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 Dot VOS Limited Edition
Serial #
a99731
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2247
Condition
Mint, guitar and case are mint.
Body Type(s)
Medium, 335-style, Semi Hollow
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Maple
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Tune-O-Matic
Rosette
F Holes
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
22
Headplate
Black
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Gibson Kluson style
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Tulip Buttons
Cutaway
Double Cutaway
Pickguard
Black Multi-Layer
Pickup
None, we can install one
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.5 in
Body Depth Heel
2 in
Body Depth Tail
2 in
Scale Length
24.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
628.7 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2 in
String Spacing (mm)
50.8 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Audio File
Description

This is the Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 DOT Reissue VOS Limited Edition. Not to be confused with other '59 Reissues, this is one of 250 Limited Edition sunbursts ever made with the VOS treatment from Gibson. VOS guitars have a aged look and feel thanks to the satin finish, brushed pickup covers and bridge, etc It looks it's reissue 'age' of 50+ years old, but of course is in mint condition. This guitar was actually made in the same molds as the original '59 was. This is the finest reissue version of the 1959 ES-335 you will find. The MSRP on this model is $5649. From the Gibson webpage: This limited production model from Gibson Custom captures this desirable classic in greater detail than any 'reissue'-style guitar previously produced. It is truly an instrument born in the image of its inspiration. Starting with the traditional plain laminated maple top, back and sides, with single-ply creme binding on both the top and back, the 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue is true to the original's '59 specs in almost every detail. Its one-piece, 24-1/2" inch scale length mahogany neck features a long tenon, a 22-fret Madagascar rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays and a rounded '59 neck profile. In addition to its period-correct look, the 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue recreates the legendary tone of the original model by utilizing a pair of Gibson's renowned '57 Classic humbucking pickups, which is the closest thing to original 'PAF' pickups on the market today. High-quality CTS volume and tone potentiometers with 'bumble bee' capacitors offer a fundamental electronics package, thus insuring the guitar's unique tone is captured and delivered with the utmost accuracy and originality. Other traditional appointments include vintage tulip tuners, a holly headstock veneer and all nickel hardware, including an ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. This 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue in Antique Vintage Sunburst comes with a custom shop reissue case, certificate of authenticity and is strictly limited to just 250 guitars per finish.

The '59 neck carve has always been my favorite from Gibson. More meaty it's easier to bend on, etc. This guitar is amazing in it's truth to the original 1959 ES-335. The feel and tone are fantastic. I am sorely tempted to keep this beauty so somebody please save me by making it your own...
 
I played a red 335 for most of my rock and roll carreer and totally loved it. This one is a great reproduction and I really don't think you could find a better sounding 335. I really love the larger, rounder neck profile on this one.
Accessories
Contact
Please enter instruments in the format Year Brand Model [Optional: woods, details] Comma separated
Please enter instruments in the format Year Brand Model [Optional: woods, details] Comma separated
Please hold down the 'Control' button on your keyboard ('Command' on OSX) to select more than one option.

Reload
SCALE LENGTH 24.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2 in
WOODS MAPLE,
MAPLE

This is the Custom Shop 1959 ES-335 DOT Reissue VOS Limited Edition. Not to be confused with other '59 Reissues, this is one of 250 Limited Edition sunbursts ever made with the VOS treatment from Gibson.
 

The '59 neck carve has always been my favorite from Gibson. More meaty it's easier to bend on, etc.
 
I played a red 335 for most of my rock and roll carreer and totally loved it. This one is a great reproduction and I really don't think you could find a better sounding 335.
17068
BACK TO TOP