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Gibson Custom Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul VOS Electric Guitar
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Thanks to Gibson Custom and Joe Perry, you can now own the closest possible thing to Joe' most prized guitar, in the form of one of a very limited ru...Click To Read More About This Product
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A stunning recreation of a legendary Les Paul.
Thanks to Gibson Custom and Joe Perry, you can now own the closest possible thing to Joe' most prized guitar, in the form of one of a very limited run of replicas based on exclusive access to the original. The Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul was created from painstaking examination and measurement of the original guitar, and delivers the full tone, feel, and look of this highly prized ™Burst. It is available now in a limited run of 150 finished in Gibson' VOS process.
Gibson Custom has gone to great lengths with the Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul to create a guitar that possesses the very spirit of the original. The recreation starts with a solid, one-piece premium lightweight mahogany body married to a hand-selected maple top. The guitar is finished in an exclusive Faded Tobacco Burst with Historic œVintage aniline red and dark walnut dye on the back, sides, and back of the neck, and display a gently-aged patina in the finish and hardware.
The neck is carved from a single piece of quarter-sawn mahogany and profiled to a full and sweetly rounded ™59 shape derived from precise measurement of Joe' own guitar, then topped with a one-piece rosewood fingerboard inlaid with period-correct cellulose trapezoids. A set of Kluson Deluxe tuners, a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, and ABR-1 bridge complete a period-correct hardware complement, while vintage cream binding, gold Top Hat knobs, and a cream plastic pickguard enhance the guitar' vintage looks.
The Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul sounds every bit as phenomenal as it looks and feels, thanks to a pair of Custombucker humbucking pickups designed to closely match the original PAFs in Joe' guitar. Each is made with an Alnico 3 magnet and wound with accurate plain-enamel 42 AWG plain-enamel wire to specs determine by close measurement of the original pickups, with a neck pickup that reads around 8k ohms and bridge pickup that' slightly hotter at 8.5k ohms for plenty of authentic growl. Controls include the traditional independent volume and tones, with œbumble bee tone caps on the latter, and a three-way Switchcraft axial toggle selector. Put it all together, and it' like making this well-traveled, rock-history-making Les Paul your very own.
Each guitar includes a Brown Custom Shop hardshell case, along with Certificate of Authenticity, owner' manual and adjustment literature.
- Solid, one-piece premium lightweight Mahogany body married to a hand-selected Maple top
- Historic œVintage aniline red dye neck with Joe's rounded profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with period-correct cellulose trapezoids
- Pair of Custombucker humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Kluson Deluxe tuners with 12:1 tuning ratio
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Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul VOS Electric Guitar
Top: Unique Lightly Figured Maple
Binding: .90 Cream
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Species: Mahogany with Maple Spline
Profile: '59 Rounded
Truss Rod: Traditional
Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Binding: .04 Cream
Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
Other: Reissue Fret Wire/Tortoise Side Dots
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
Angle: 17 Degrees
Model: Kluson Deluxe
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Type: Aluminum Stop Bar
Knobs: Gold Top Hat with Dial Pointers
Toggle Switch: Washer Cream
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Control Plate Cover: Black
Strings: .010 - .046
Strap Buttons: Strap locks
Neck Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
Bridge Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Toggle Switch: Switchcraft Axial Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Tobacco Burst VOS
Type: Custom Shop Hardshell