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      Gibson Custom Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul VOS Electric Guitar (108749839)
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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’s 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’s 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 “Vintage” 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’s 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’s 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’s 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’s slightly hotter at 8.5k ohms for plenty of authentic growl. Controls include the traditional independent volume and tones, with “bumble bee” tone caps on the latter, and a three-way Switchcraft™ axial toggle selector. Put it all together, and it’s 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’s manual and adjustment literature.

Gibson Custom Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul VOS Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid, one-piece premium lightweight Mahogany body married to a hand-selected Maple top
    Historic “Vintage” 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
    Includes Brown Custom Shop hardshell case


Gibson Custom Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul VOS Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
    Top: Unique Lightly Figured Maple
    Back: Mahogany
    Binding: .90 Cream
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    Neck
    Species: Mahogany with Maple Spline
    Profile: '59 Rounded
    Truss Rod: Traditional
    Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
    Neck Fit
    Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    Adhesive: Hide Glue
    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
    Fingerboard
    Species: Rosewood
    Radius: 12"
    Scale Length: 24.75"
    Binding: .04 Cream
    Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
    Other: Reissue Fret Wire/Tortoise Side Dots
    Nut
    Material: Bone
    Widt:h 1.687
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    Headstock
    Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
    Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
    Angle: 17 Degrees
    Tuners
    Model: Kluson Deluxe
    Tuning Ratio: 12:01
    Plating: Nickel
    Bridge
    Type: ABR-1
    Plating: Nickel
    Tailpiece
    Type: Aluminum Stop Bar
    Plating: Nickel
    Hardware
    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
    Pickups
    Neck Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
    Bridge Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
    Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
    Electronics
    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    Capacitors: Bumblebee
    Toggle Switch: Switchcraft Axial Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
    Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
    Finish
    Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Tobacco Burst VOS
    Case
    Type: Custom Shop Hardshell


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