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Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar
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The only major change to the Les Paul Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter jumbo frets which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Limited edition duplication of blues-rock LP Standard.
The only major change to the Les Paul Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter jumbo frets which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Green began to discover the fat, warm voice of the '59 Standard electric guitar. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Standard as the quintessential guitar in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.
This Limited Edition features an exact duplication of the 1959 carved top, the neck pitch set to '59 specs, and a rare Lemonburst finish selection. You've got to see this finish to believe it. You can almost feel the California sun's warmth and the sand between your toes.
You get all the benefits of a new guitar, with all the mojo of a vintage. It doesn't get much better, but you'd better hurry if you want one of your own. This Les Paul guitar won't be around forever!
Using a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and modern technology, the luthiers of the Custom Shop painstakingly reproduce the key elements that define cool, vintage instrument: stunning looks, flawless playability, and unsurpassed tone. Solid mahogany back, historically accurate long neck tenon for superior strength and sustain, period correct neck profiles, hardware and electronics, and 100% nitrocellulose lacquer are all part of this special Gibson Custom Shop guitar.
- Exact duplication of the 1959 carved top
- Limited Edition Lemonburst finish
- Elimination of the subtle gap on the pickguard and rhythm pickup
- Angle of neck pitch reset to 1959 specs
- The exact filler and stain as used in 1959
1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar
- Body and Hardware
Carved figured maple top
Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
Single-ply cream binding on top
Thin toggle switch washer and jack plate
Aged nickel hardware
ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
Neck and Headstock
One-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
22-fret rosewood fingerboard Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
Single-ply cream binding
1959 rounded neck profile
24-3/4 inch scale length
1-11/16" nut width
Holly headstock veneer
Vintage tulip tuners
Electronics and Strings
BurstBucker 1 (rhythm) and
BurstBucker 2 (treble) pickups
CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
2 volume and 2 tone controls
3-way selector switch
Vintage Reissue .010 strings
Includes Custom Shop case, certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit.
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Yea, bought this one about 4 yrs ago. Loved the color. Wasn't use to the 50's style neck after playing a Strat for 13 years, but its surprising what you get used to. Jumbo frets make for great bends! You can really dig in to this guitar. Sounds great through my Twin Reverb and Marshall half-stack.