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Gibson Custom 2012 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar   

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In 1959, the Les Paul Standard made a change to wider, fatter jumbo frets which made it a more facile guitar. The significance of this change wouldn'...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson Custom Shop relives past glories.

In 1959, the Les Paul Standard made a change to wider, fatter jumbo frets which made it a more facile guitar. The significance of this change wouldn't be felt until the late '60s when Clapton, Bloomfield, Peter Green, and other emerging guitarists discovered its warm, thick BurstBucker voice and fast, smooth and easy-playing neck. Then the Les Paul began its ascent toward ultimate icon status.

Like all VOS (Vintage Original Spec) Series instruments, the 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS is handcrafted for comfort and playability in the Gibson Custom Shop. The construction, neck profile, hardware, and electronics are period accurate, and a special nitrocellulose finish treatment gives it the patina of a gently aged vintage guitar. Includes Gibson Custom Shop case, a certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit.

FEATURES
  • Carved maple top
  • Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
  • Nickel hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with long tenon
  • 22-fret rosewood finger board
  • Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • 1959 rounded neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16 nut width
  • Vintage tulip tuners
  • BurstBucker pickups
  • CTS pots and bumblebee capacitors
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