2023 Gibson Murphy Lab ’59 ES-335, Special Order/Watermelon Red, New!

For Sale: 2023 Left Handed Gibson Murphy Lab ES-335, 1959 reissue, special order/Made to Measure in the Watermelon Red finish.

If you want a 335 which doesn’t look like all of the others, here is a one-off special order Murphy Lab, Ultra Light Aged ES-335 in the Watermelon Red finish, which was the faded Cherry Red finish found on 1959 ES guitars, a truly unique color. The guitar is light in weight at under 8 lbs: 7 lbs, 15.9 oz (7.99 lbs).

This guitar was ordered way back in March 2022 and just arrived. It is Brand New with OHSC, COA, etc.


“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. 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.”

Specs available on the Gibson web site: the information is the same except the left handed and Watermelon Red color are special order options at a higher cost:

Great playing and sounding guitar, a totally unique and cool Lefty!