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Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Electric Guitar Golden Poppy Burst

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Overview

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Dual CustomBuckers and Heavy Aged Finish

The thought of playing an original ’59 Les Paul makes us weak at the knees at Musician's Friend. But with less than 700 in existence and priced up to $500,000, it's a dream that likely won't be realized. Fortunately, the Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard provides the exact same thrill. It certainly looks the part. Heavily-aged using techniques developed by Master Artisan Tom Murphy, you'd swear it has decades of real wear. And with a set of CustomBuckers, it's easy to go full Gibbons, Clapton or Richards— sonically, this thing just has the sauce. If you're looking to reward yourself with a reissue that makes all other suffer in comparison, the Murphy Lab Gibson is the one to get.

Let's Start With the Finish


This LP Standard gets a Heavy aging from the Murphy Lab, showing significant signs of wear and tear. Looking like a "player's grade" vintage instrument, the back has lots of buckle rash; light arm and neck wear decorate the front, with prominent checking patterns throughout. The hardware gets the Heavy aging treatment as well.

Historically Authentic Construction


The Custom Shop doesn't fool around when it comes to construction. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically recreated plastics, their attention to detail makes all the difference. The mahogany body has a 2-piece maple top assembled with hot hide glue. The mahogany neck gets ’59 specs with a C-shaped profile. A long tenon will keep the neck to body joint stable for decades to come. Your fretting hand will find instant comfort in the rosewood fretboard—the extra-rolled binding makes it feel like a worn-in Gibson.

A Tone Like No Other

The most alluring aspect of a late ’50s Les Paul is the almighty PAF pickup. From ZZ Top's "Tush" to the Stones' "Satisfaction," Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" to Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well," the PAF humbucker is sweet and musical, complex and biting, warm and wonderful. Gibson nailed the tone with these Alnico III CustomBuckers. A hand-wired harness with paper-in-oil capacitors and 500K CTS pots gives you more sonic space to explore.

If you want an absolutely authentic Les Paul, get this Gibson.

The waiting list for a Murphy Lab guitar can take up to two years, so if vintage style and sounds are your game, grab this Gibson while you can. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.

Features

  • Mahogany body for warmth and mid-range punch with a 2-piece maple top for snap and sustain
  • Mahogany neck with C-profile and rosewood fretboard for the look and feel of the ’50s
  • Dual CustomBuckers and hand-wired harness that provide all flavors of vintage PAF pickups
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Kluson tuners for historically accurate, rock-solid stability

Put an authentic old school guitar in your hands. Order the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue today.

Specs

Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Heavy Aged Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium C
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual volume, Individual tone
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Locking
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States
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