Gibson Peghead

The Golden Era of the Gibson Thinlines

This is the first ES-355 ever registered. According to A.R. Duchoissoir in Gibson Electrics, The Classic Years, even though the model was not announced until 1959, the first batch was entered into the Gibson shipping logs on November 7, 1958 (A28413 through A28421).

This one is mono with a Bigsby, and what a cool color. You goota love the way these early ones faded. And with a headstock stinger no less.

Special thanks to Mac Daddy 355 for sharing these photos and guitar with us.

1958 Gibson ES-355T #A28413

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