These are a revelation. I have played a few of the Gibson Murphy Labs and other Murphy aged models, collectors choices etc and was instantly blown away by how different they play and feel to other models, not surprisingly so, and the acoustic sound of these alone is hugely musical. You’ll play this for a few hours before you even turn your amp on!
This particular model is the ES335 ’59 Ultra Light Aged, which though is ‘Lightly’ aged has plenty of crazing and attention to the finish patina etc.
The neck being a ’59 is on the larger side but unlike some other Custom Shop 59’s I have had in they have that lovely almost V 59 profile and not too fat. Perfect really.
The spec really is amazing, the unpotted Custom buckers are a great detail too.
This comes with it’s original brown Lifton Hard case with book cert, all tags, and check sheet.
The images really do not show the finish on this so please come and check it out in person.
Here is the spec:
Material: 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Centerblock: Solid Maple
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: Authentic ’59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75″
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687″
Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Knobs: Black Butyrate Top Hats with Dial Pointers
Tuners: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Plating: Nickel, Murphy Lab Light Aged
Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: 1/4″ Switchcraft
Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
Although every guitar is checked at the point of buy in for condition we try to describe as accurately as possible and with the nature of every vintage, modern, used guitar you will always find blemishes held in certain lights that we have not solely pointed out.
These are usually very small lacquer marks or polish swirls and you have to expect a margin of very light marks that go undetected in usual lit environments.
Factory Relic / Worn
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