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Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Burnt Wheat Burst Electric Guitar  

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The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunbust Reissue Electric Guitar faithfully reproduces all of the '59 specs of the original with a distinctive Bur...Click To Read More About This Product

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A most sought-after Les Paul accurately reproduced.

The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunbust Reissue Electric Guitar faithfully reproduces all of the '59 specs of the original with a distinctive Burnt Wheat Burst nitrocellulose finish. The Gibson Custom shop has even captured the guitar's wireless ABR-1 bridge, bumblebee capacitors, CTS pots, and the correct materials and shape of the bridge posts and thumbwheels, truss rod cover, strap button, and pickguard.

Burnt Wheat Burst Finish

This edition of the 50th Anniversary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst features the Burnt Wheat Burst finish”a knockout version of one of the most admired bursts in Texas Blues lore. The color of this legendary burst can be referenced on page 216 of Robb Lawrence's phenomenal book, The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy*. A narrow burst with a deep, almost tobacco hue at its edges, the 50th Anniversary 1959 Gibson Les Paul in Burnt Wheat Burst delivers a thick, sweet burst of sonic divinity. Only 25 available worldwide.

*The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy can be ordered from us - product# 910044

FEATURES
  • 2009 R9 Changed Features:
  • Nylon 6/6 nut
  • Improved ABR-1 bridge (no-wire, tighter tolerances)
  • Historically correct nickel-plated brass bridge saddles
  • Correct alloy saddle adjustment screws
  • Bridge height-adjusting thumbwheels are now thinner
  • Neck profile changed - now has less "shoulders"
  • Audio taper CTS pots
  • '50s wiring
  • Pickup routes adjusted so that pickups will be parallel to the strings
  • Top carve changed to be closer to several original '59s that were scanned
  • Body perimeter change - slightly tighter in waist, cutaway area refined to be more like originals
  • The maple cap is very slightly thinner, the mahogany body is very slightly thicker
  • The fingerboard is slightly thinner
  • The step from neck heel to back of body is taller and more correct
  • The taper of the "maple window" under the binding in cutaway is more accurate
  • The maple spline (filler strip) in the tenon is more accurate
  • The edge radius on the backside of the body is tighter (less rounded)
  • The "mustache curve" of the headstock top has been flattened slightly
  • The control cavity plate has been relocated, has the correct side taper, and now uses the correct ABS plastic
  • The pickguard shape has changed slightly
  • The pickguard bracket and screw have been changed
  • The truss rod cover has been reshaped to be more accurate
  • The serial number location is slightly lower and more correct
  • Dial pointers are less sharp
  • The strap button screws are longer
  • The jack hole is now the correct 1" diameter
  • The toggle switch nut has more correct knurled pattern
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Burnt Wheat Burst finish
  • Rare select carved figured top
  • New nylon nut material
  • Thinner fingerboard
  • Ultrathin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • '59 rounded neck profile
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Gibson BurstBuckers pickups
  • Thin single-ply white binding on neck
  • Nickel hardware
  • Faithful recreation to original 1959 Les Paul Standard specs
    • Vintage correct body shape
    • Taller, vintage correct neck heel
    • 3 degree angle pickup route
    • Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
    • Wireless ABR-1 bridge
    • Snug-fitting brass bridge saddles
    • Vintage correct thumbwheel material and shape
    • Vintage correct bridge post material and shape
    • Historically correct backplate and switchplate material and shape
    • Vintage correct pickguard shape and placement
    • Vintage correct strap button placement and screw size
    • Back and top thickness
    • Vintage tulip tuners
    • '50s style electronic wiring
    • Audio taper CTS potentiometers
    • Vintage correct dial pointers
    • Bumblebee capacitors
    • 1" diameter jack hole
    • Toggle switch nut knurling
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