For sale is a brand new '59 Reissue ES-335, custom ordered by Norm Harris of Norman's Rare Guitars in light aging. The Gibson Murphy Lab does not offer a light aged ES-335, so these '59 reissues are "Made to Measure" for Norm. The guitar features an elongated 1959-style pickguard, dot inlays, and a vintage sunburst relic'd finish.
"The Historic Reissue ES-335 is back and better than ever, thanks to a year of studying, scanning, and listening to original examples. The expert craftspeople at Gibson Custom Shop have rendered every contour, profile, inlay, and color of the priceless vintage models in magnificent detail. The result is a playing and ownership experience that will keep you coming back for more. The 1959 ES™ Reissue models feature rounded cutaways, Medium C-shape neck profiles scanned from originals, dot inlays, and vintage-replica parts. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era."