“Striking limited-edition reissues of the very first ES-335”: Gibson revives the flagship ES-335 design for a line of ‘58 Murphy Lab models – complete with a rare spec you won't find on any other 335

Gibson 1958 ES-335 Reissue Murphy Lab
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Gibson has announced the arrival of its latest limited-edition Murphy Lab electric guitars – a trio of Light and Heavy aged 1958 ES-335 reissues.

Now, the Murphy Lab line is no stranger to the ES-335 semi-hollow template. A quick glance at the collection’s catalog will confirm that ‘59, ‘61 and ‘64 models – with various hardware appointments, finishes and levels of relic'ing – all exist.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.