Gibson ES-359 PLEK’d!
All guitars at Crossroads Guitar Shop are PLEK’d for perfection to ensure optimum playability, a $200 added value! Yes, we Plek them here in our shop. Please check out our shop policies prior to purchasing and feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you.
This is one sweet, head-turnin’ tone machine. Comes with original case and C.O.A. The guitar is in excellent shape for a 10 year old beauty that’s hard to put down. There is one noteworthy flaw that has to be pointed out though: there are some small marks behind the headstock, obviously damaged from a bad guitar hanger, please see pics.
There’s no truer sign of Gibson Memphis’s dedication to improvement and innovation than the ES-359, which was unveiled in 2008. At its heart, the ES-359 is a luxuriously appointed version of the ES-339 – a flexible tone machine with edge and bite at any volume. What sets the ES-359 apart is its gold hardware, Grover tuning pegs, and an Richlite fingerboard with large mother-of-pearl block inlays to accentuate the classic elements of this innovative guitar’s appearance.
Like all ES models, the ES-359 has a body with two rounded wing chambers and f-holes, but with solidbody-like dimensions: 13-inches wide, 16-inches long, and 1 11/16th-inch deep. Finishes available are lacquered Richlite or vintage sunburst. The neck is one-piece mahogany for classic Gibson resonance and sustain. There are 22 frets on the model’s Richlite fingerboard, which has large mother-of-pearl block inlays and a single-ply cream binding.Unlike the ES-339, which has fat and thin neck options, the ES-359 comes with a Lucille-type profile neck which tapers more and is fatter at the 12th fret than the ES-339. The scale length is 24-3/4″ with roughly a 1-11/16″ width at the nut. The headstock has high-quality Grover tuners and multi-ply binding on the top and back.
The other major Gibson innovation in the ES-359 figured top model is the patented Memphis Tone Circuit. Using a logarithmic system to analyze the way a guitar’s volume controls affect tone, the Gibson Memphis engineers developed special 500-k frequency audio taper pots to preserve high end as the volume decreases, giving the ES-359 a consistently sweeter, brighter, punchier tone than other guitars of its ilk as it gets quieter.Besides the Memphis Tone Circuit, the ES-359 model’s electronics are pure Gibson: two ’57 Classic humbuckers, two volume pots, two tone pots, and a three-way selector switch. Additionally there’s an ABR-1 bridge and a stopbar tailpiece; all hardware in gold.
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