Gibson Peghead

The Golden Era of the Gibson Thinlines

This 1959 example was shipped in June of 1959. Interestingly, it carries a Factory Order Number (FON) from 1958, which means that it stayed in the factory for quite a while.

The neck shape is more characteristic of 1958 models, quite chunky feeling. The guitar weighs 8lbs. 1oz.

The instrument has a rare double white PAF in the bridge position. It has been refretted and at one time was fitted with Schaller tuners, which have now been restored to original Kluson single-ring tuners.

The log shows this guitar, A30519, shipping on June 22, 1959.

This guitar is from my own collection.

1959 Gibson ES-335TD #A30519

59 Face Full Back peghead tuners Pickups Serial Log
1959 Sunburst 335