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Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

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The Limited Edition Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar has a solid mahogany body with a carved harp maple cap topped with a AAA-grade flame maple veneer. This is a Les Paul guitar that cl... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Limited Edition Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar has a solid mahogany body with a carved harp maple cap topped with a AAA-grade flame maple veneer. This is a Les Paul guitar that clearly follows in the great tradition of Gibson's Les Paul Standard model from 1959”perhaps the most highly acclaimed, and widely recognized solid body electric guitar in the world.

Long-neck tenon
The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard has a set mahogany neck with a deep set long-neck tenon that extends well into the neck pickup cavity creating even more tone and sustain. The authentic '50s rounded neck profile feels beefy yet comfortable in your hands while adding warmth and sustain with its greater mass.

Burstbucker pickups
Capturing everything these tone woods and premium construction have to give are a pair of Gibson U.S.A. BurstBucker pickups that replicate the sound of Gibson's original "Patent Applied For" pickups”the pickups that gave the '59 Les Paul Standard its legendary sound. Like the originals, with unpolished magnets and non-potted coils, variations in pickup output and tone also came from inconsistencies in winding the bobbins, a result of the lack of automatic shutoffs on Gibson's winding machines in the late 1950s. Seth Lover, who invented the humbucker, always said they wound the bobbins "until they were full." When two coils in a pickup have a different number of turns, that variation puts a little "edge" or "bite" on the classic humbucker sound. That's the sound BurstBuckers replicate. The neck pickup is a Burstbucker 2 and is wound in the range of Gibson's '57 Classic. The bridge pickup is a Burstbucker 3 and is slightly over-wound with a hotter output that works well in combination with the BB-2 in the neck. Individual pickup volume and tone controls, and a 3-way select toggle let you take command of this tone monster.

Attention to details
Other unique features of this "1959" include a Switchcraft toggle switch, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, amber top hat knobs with metal pointers, nickel hardware, a blank truss rod cover and a stamped serial number on the back of the headstock.

This limited-edition Epiphone Les Paul '59 Standard Guitar has nickel hardware including vintage tulip tuning machines, a LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing. Comes with hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.

FEATURES

  • Style: Single-cutaway Les Paul
  • Top: Carved maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Set mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck profile: '50s rounded
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 14"
  • No. of frets: 22
  • Fingerboard inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 3 humbucker
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 2 humbucker
  • Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage tulip
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • Finish: Polyurethane
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EpiphoneLimited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

amazing

By Julian

from West Hartford, CT

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

this guitar is as good as any gibson I've ever played. The tone is amazing and it feels great. It stays in tune well and the pickups are great. it's aqn amazing guitar that's as good as most gibsons.

 
5.0

The best Epiphone so far...

By anthony leon-vega

from NV

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I went to GC because I wanted to try one of these. First of all, the guitar looks as good as any 3000+ Gibson they had in the store, it was flawless, The neck was very similar to the Gibson I was using as a comparison, nice, fat, fast, nice fret work, the sound...well, the burstbuckers are among my favorites, endless sustain, great detail in single notes, either clean, or distorted. I couldn't find much difference, other than the price, between the Epi and the Gibby. I'm getting one, just waiting for the case to be shipped to the store, for some reason, they sent them the wrong case, but that's ok, it's worth waiting. If you don't like Gibson Les Paul 59's, then this one is not for you, go and get a piece of wood with EMG's then.

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