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Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar
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While all 1958-60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the 59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the c...Click To Read More About This Product
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While all 1958-60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the 59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the cr¨me de la cr¨me of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish. Guitars from that first year of the Bursts production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibsons craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed 59 Burst in every detail.
While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed”its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue”the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel. These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Customs 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye offered in VOS and Gloss.
Gibson Customs new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late 50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF œbite. These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitars volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing œwoman tone when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibsons state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.
Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owners manual and adjustment literature. Includes case.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Carved maple
Body wood: Solid mahogany
Body finish: Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Shape: Early '50s rounded
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Fret size: Standard
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Middle: Not applicable
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: Not applicable
Active EQ: Not applicable
Special electronics: Bumblebee capacitors
Control layout: Separate volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Kill switch: Not applicable
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: ABR-1
Tuning machines: Kluson deluxe
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: United States
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