2023 Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355, Ultra Light Aged, Watermelon Red, New!

For Sale: 2023 Left Handed Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355, Ultra Light Aged, Watermelon Red, Brand New with COA, OHSC.

This is a Left Handed Made-to-Measure, Special Order Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 ES-355 in an Ultra Light Aged Custom Watermelon Red finish. Left Handed Murphy Labs have over a 2 year wait – this guitar was ordered 4/16/21 and has now finally arrived.

It features Gold Hardware, Ebony fingerboard, multi-ply binding, long tortoise shell pickguard, 1950s pattern mother-of-pearl block inlays, split diamond headstock inlay, Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer. The weight is light at 8 lbs, 2.4 oz (8.15 lbs). This is a truly stunning guitar!


“The King of the ES Models –
Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail.

What could be better than the legendary ES-335? The ES-355! The ES-355 starts with all the features that make the ES-335 iconic – the feedback-resistant semi-hollowbody construction, the two humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, the legendary sonic versatility and exceptional playability – and kicks it into overdrive with an ebony fretboard that’s adorned with 50s pattern mother of pearl block inlays and 22 authentic medium jumbo frets. A split diamond headstock inlay, multi-ply binding, and gold hardware further reinforce the fact that the ES-355 is the top of the line ES™ model.

This expertly crafted Custom Shop rendition’s attention to detail makes it an outstanding recreation of the legendary and highly-prized 1959 ES-355. A five latch Lifton™ case is also included. It also features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. 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.”

This is a totally unique and one-off custom left handed build. Is this the coolest left handed ES-3xx guitar on the planet? Yes, I think so!