Gibson Guitars Gibson ES-355 Figured 2019 ES55F19VNNH1 Vintage Natural

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Gibson ES-355 Figured 2019 ES55F19VNNH1 Vintage Natural

Taking their top of the line 335 and attaching a rocket to it. The Gibson ES-335 Figured 2019 is the epitome of Gibson quality. Using a 3-ply AAA figured maple-poplar-maple body staring beneath a vintage nitro gloss, the wood grain becomes a beacon that demands your attention. Reinforced with thermally engineered, quarter sawn adirondack spruce. the thermal treating allows for greater durability, resistance to decay, and a richer, more resonant response. This isn't about making a great guitar, it's about pushing the limits of what Gibson stand for.

A Classic Icon

The 335 is drenched in history – a lineage that goes back more than six decades. From being the very first semi hollow instrument, Gibson have refined themselves over all these years and produced something that will sadly only be available in limited numbers. From originally solving the simple problem of electric archtop guitars abhorrent microphonic feedback, the 335 has become an icon not only in the hands of Jazz and Blues legends but of contemporary Rock and Punk bands – Its exactly this kind of diversity that allows a history of this length to exist for an instrument.

Gibson MHS Humbuckers

Articulate, clear, warm, and responsive. The MHS humbuckers are a perfect pairing, allowing the guitar to sing for you when you decide you don’t want to. Matched to the original PAFs of the ‘50s, expect true vintage tones to emanate out of your amplifier. The lower output of MHS humbucker means you can drive your amplifier a little harder, allowing your power tubes to run hotter allowing richer and more complex harmonic overtones.

Touch Sensitive Feedback

Ted McCarty from Gibson decided, very cleverly to add a centre block, making feedback controllable. Thermal treated maple not only reduces feedback effectively but, being harder brightens everything up a touch. Although not all feedback is bad, some of it is in fact beautiful. The 335 is incredibly responsive. Meaning, even an adjustment of pressure on the body will start to influence the many variables of feedback. Tone, pitch, and amplitude manipulation is a matter of discipline, learning this makes the guitar feel like another instrument entirely - It’s like dancing with noise.

Reliable and Practical Gibson Class

Expect the best - the Grover vintage correct ‘Milk Bottle’ tuners allow for great accuracy and improved stability. The ABR-1 bridge loaded with titanium saddles allow for perfect accuracy when intonating and adjusting the action, combined with the locking tail piece studs - allows for incredible stability and consistency. This guitar is reliable and is ready to be used when you need it.

The MTC Plus Control Assembly means no drop in tone when you decide to quieten your guitar volume. subtle? Yes, but this is exactly the attention to detail that solidifies the Memphis line prestige and even more so with this, the pinnacle of Gibson craft.

Hand Worked and Unique

Made to a standard that holds this guitar above a growing canopy of phrases like ‘pretty good’ and ‘great’, absolute care has been taken over every square inch here. A bandsaw is the only piece of machinery that is used for the neck. It is pure skill in the hands and eyes of the workers that make these necks feel beautiful. The bodies and bindings on the 335 are worked and finished by hand with the use of tools and very few machines. In a world of mass production, a high-end popular brand like Gibson are still committed to a special level of quality, every guitar feels personal and always to an astonishing quality - each instrument is unique. Using the best quarter sawn mahogany and dark rosewood, this 335 looks astonishing and is crafted with total respect.



It’s no secret that people get attached to 335s. Maybe one of the reasons they have permeated history and are still revered today.

BB King’s main instrument for many years was the Gibson 335. Lovingly known as ‘Lucille’, it was named after a bar fight induced fire caused a venue to burn up. BB King discovered it was over a woman of the same name.

Chuck Berry famously influenced Keith Richards. When Richards saw ‘Johnny B. Goode’ performed live he recalls - “It knocked me out” - legends inspire legends. Today, Dave Grohl and Tom Delonge have signature model 335s, introducing new guitarists to this icon.



  • Series: Gibson Model Year 2019
  • Body Material: 3-Ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Colour: Vintage Natural
  • Centerblock: Thermally Engineered Chambered Maple
  • Bracing: Thermallly Engineered Quarter-Sawn Adirondack Spruce


  • Neck Material: Quarter-Sawn Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Rounded “C”, Rolled Binding
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard Radius: 1.687”
  • Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.687”
  • Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Full Block

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Lead
  • Neck Pickup: MHS II Humbucker Rhythm
  • Controls: MTC Premiere : 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 1 Toggle Switch
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic With Titanium Saddles
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar with Locking Studs
  • Tuning Machines: Grover ‘Milk Bottle’ Rotomatics w/Kidney buttons
  • Control knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflectors
  • Pickguard: Black

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