Gibson 1959 ES-355 Reissue EB VOS


Electric Guitar

  • Custom Shop Model
  • VOS - Vintage Original Specifications
  • Body: Laminated maple/poplar/maple
  • One-piece neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard inlays: Pearl blocks
  • Headstock inlay: Split diamond
  • Body binding: 5-Ply
  • Neck profile: Authentic '59 medium C
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Custombucker AlNiCo III humbuckers
  • 2 Volume controls
  • 2 Tone controls
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Stoptail: Aluminium
  • Machine heads: Grover
  • Hardware: Gold-plated
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Includes a case and Custom Shop certificate
  • Made in the USA
available since April 2020
Item number 486042
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Color Black
Body Maple
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
Limited Run No
Model ES-335
Shape ES-Style
Pickup System HH
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An exceptional guitar
Valerie Anne 27.03.2021
To own and play this guitar isn't just a great privilege, it's an amazing experience. There's no doubt that this instrument lives up to its prestigious historical heritage.
Apart from its stunning look, the first thing to notice is the exceptional playability. Of course, in electrics, the action is lower so they can be easier to play than acoustics. Still, with this guitar, it feels like your fingers are effortlessly running along the fretboard, added with the hypnotic effect of the mother of pearl detail. The voice of this guitar copes very well with both Jazz and Blues. For Jazz, I mostly use the bridge pick up; paired with a good amp, it produces this very distinct, mellow and yet expressive Jazz sound. Blues is also awesome with this instrument and tends to call for both pick ups on. Solid rock sounds are also great, strong, earthy and expressive. You get a distinct sense that this guitar can be pushed further as you get deep into play.
This guitar also copes so very well with different effects you may apply and I've not experienced feedback so far.
You'll also notice how well made it is but you'll definitely need a strong shoulder strap to hold it, even sitting otherwise it will slip as you play.
It's no easy to find the Ebony version - mine came straight from Nashville so I'm very grateful to Thomann to make this life dream possible.
Sure for most of us it's a lifetime investment but if you love music and playing with an excellent instrument that also looks fantastic, then this guitar is definitely worth it.


HappyTree 01.02.2023
This guitar is pure class. Beautifully finished, not a bad spot anywhere, and plays like a dream. The 59 neck is nice in the hand, and I have small hands. You can feel the difference between this and the 64 VOS neck. Pickups sound great. It's expensive but when you hold it you know why.


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Dr. Sternau 09.07.2021
Super schöne und hochwertige Gitarre. Der Hals, sowie das Griffbrett sind ein Traum für die Hände bzw. Finger. Der Sound ist traumhaft und klingt typisch 59´Gibson made.
Das Finish und das Binding sehen wunderschön aus und verleihen der Gitarre einen wunderschönen Look.
Zusätzlich zu den Angaben war noch ein zweiter Toggle Cap in weiß dabei.
Das Zertifikat war leider falsch ausgestellt, Thomann hat sich darum gekümmert und von Gibson ein neues Zertifikat angefordert. Ich hätte deswegen 4.5 Sterne vergeben.