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Epiphone 1959 ES-355 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Classic White


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Relive the glory of Gibson's 1959 ES-355 with this meticulous Epiphone recreation.

The Epiphone 1959 ES-355 lets you experience the iconic tone and feel of a vintage semi-hollowbody electric guitar. Designed in partnership with Gibson Custom, Epiphone has recreated every detail of the legendary 1959 ES-355—from its dimensions to its contours to its precise inlays and sonic experience. The ES-355 features a 5-ply layered maple body with a solid maple center block for rich sustain and feedback resistance. Its mahogany neck has a comfortable '50s profile and 22 medium-jumbo frets on an ebony fingerboard adorned with custom block inlays.

Semi-Hollow Construction With Sustain

The 1959 ES-355's 5-ply maple and poplar body, with a solid maple center block, gives you resonance and feedback resistance so you can push your amp without unwanted squeal. Its one-piece mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard feel smooth and fast under your fingers, while medium-jumbo frets make bending strings a breeze. The tone is balanced, with articulate highs, tight lows and bloom in the midrange that compresses pleasingly when overdriven.

Versatile, Vintage-Voiced Tone

The ES-355 is powered by a pair of Custombucker humbucking pickups that provide the warm, balanced tone for which 1950s Gibsons are famous. With individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, you can blend the pickups for a range of vintage tones from bright and jangly to thick and creamy. The semi-hollow maple body gives you resonant acoustic-like depth with solid sustain and feedback resistance. Whether you want to play jazz, blues, rock or anything in between, the ES-355 has a stunning vintage tone for you.

Premium Components for Superior Sound

Epiphone spared no expense in recreating the ES-355. It boasts high-quality components like CTS potentiometers, Mallory capacitors, and a Switchcraft selector switch and output jack—all meticulously handwired for authentic vintage sound. With gold hardware, multi-ply binding, and a split-diamond headstock inlay, the 1959 ES-355 exudes vintage charm. Enhanced playability for modern guitarists comes from 22 medium-jumbo frets and a 9.5" fingerboard radius. Plus, an included hardshell case ensures your investment stays protected. Combining vintage aesthetics and sonic excellence, this guitar delivers a classic experience at an accessible price.

Experience the guitar that helped define an era with the Epiphone 1959 ES-355. Its versatile sound, elegant aesthetics and playability will inspire you to create and perform at your creative best.

  • 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


  • 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