Guitar Of The Week:Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul
50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul
A Rare Model Featuring Bigsby Vibrato!
This special version of the 50th Anniversary '59 Les Paul conjures up the iconic image of Keith Richards during the early British Invasion. A Bigsby-equipped '59 Les Paul with fine flamed figure was The Rolling Stones guitarist's "go-to axe" for many live appearances that came across the airwaves during the pivotal year of 1965, doing much to bring the awareness of the Les Paul Standard into the consciousness of burgeoning rockers. Many other musicians over the years from jazzers to rockabilly masters have enjoyed the additional flexibility a Bigsby vibrato unit gives. It increases the versatility of the classic Les Paul by allowing emotive expression of wavering pitch and shimmering vibrato with the gentle wiggle of the handle. Many also enjoy the extra sustain and tone-enhancing quality provided by the Bigsby's extra mass and material composition.
Additionally, the Amber Honey Burst finish is extremely rare. Only 15 guitars featuring this special finish were distributed in the United States during the 50th Anniversary year. It is a beautiful hue reminiscent of a wonderful western sunset, with a gentle red-orange that fades into a rich ambered center. We only have a couple of these rare birds left, so don't miss your opportunity to own one of these special Les Paul guitars. Comes with hardshell case and special limited-edition certificate.
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