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Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard Quilt Top Electric Guitar   

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This Gibson Custom Shop one-off version of the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes with a vibrant quilted maple top and a gorgeous transparent amber...Click To Read More About This Product

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Go back in time and pick one up as it appeared in '59.

This Gibson Custom Shop one-off version of the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes with a vibrant quilted maple top and a gorgeous transparent amber finish. Otherwise, it's a by-the-book '59 with all the mojo and soul you'd expect from a Custom Shop reissue.

The only major change to the 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. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Standard as the ultimate guitar quest in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.

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% nitro-cellulose lacquer are all part of this special Gibson Custom Shop guitar.

  • Exact duplication of the 1959 carved top
  • Elimination of the subtle gap on the rhythm pickup
  • Angle of neck pitch re-set to 1959 specs
  • Exact same filler and stain as used in 1959
  • Thinner lacquer to present exactly as a 1959 Les Paul did in finish and color

'59 Les Paul Standard Quilt Top Electric Guitar

  • Carved quilted maple top
    Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
    Single-ply cream binding on top
    Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
    Aged nickel hardware
    ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
    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
    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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