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Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #18 1960 Les Paul Electric Guitar
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      Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #18 1960 Les Paul Electric Guitar (110164688)
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Going straight to the heart of a rare and intriguing vintage Les Paul.

Gibson Custom revels in the challenges of the guitars brought to life in its Collector’s Choice Series, precise recreations of prized existing Les Pauls. Collector’s Choice #18 brings to life a rare 1960 Les Paul Standard special ordered in a Dark Burst finish, a guitar that spent its time with one hard-working musician until its eventual sale to its second owner in 2012.

Acquired in Holland in 1961, “Dutchburst’s” world was one of mirror balls, three-piece suits, “Besame Mucho”, “Blue Moon,” and “Autumn Leaves” in the hands of the Dutch guitarist who used it to ply his trade in a cruise-ship jazz trio. As such, this is not only a very distinctive and characteristic late-1960 Les Paul, but one in impressive condition for a lifelong “working axe”.

With the close cooperation of the guitar’s current owner, Robbert van der Ende, Gibson Custom has measured, scanned and traced every spec, line, and curve of the original ’60 Les Paul to bring you Collector’s Choice #18 1960 Les Paul “Dutchburst.

From its tightly figured maple top’s flame and precise dish carve, to its lusciously faded Dark Burst finish, to its characteristically slim late-’60s neck carve, to the two beautifully balanced PAF humbuckers, this recreation takes you straight to the heart of a rare and intriguing vintage Les Paul.

Meticulously hand-aged to represent the guitar’s well-played but lovingly cared-for condition today, Collector’s Choice #18 1960 Les Paul “Dutchburst” will be available in a Limited Edition of 300 guitars, with the availability of qualifying materials ultimately determining the size of the run.

Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #18 1960 Les Paul Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body
    Body shape: Single cutaway
    Body type: Solid body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood: Maple Figured
    Body wood: Mahogany
    Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck
    Neck shape: 1960 SlimTaper
    Neck wood: Mahogany
    Joint: Set-in
    Scale length: 24.75"
    Truss rod: Historic
    Neck finish: Gloss
    Fretboard
    Material: Rosewood
    Radius: 12"
    Fret size: Medium jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Trapezoid
    Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
    Pickups
    Configuration: HH
    Neck: CustomBucker
    Middle: Not applicable
    Bridge: CustomBucker
    Brand: Gibson
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Series
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: Bumblebee capacitors
    Controls
    Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
    Pickup switch: 3-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    Bridge type: Fixed
    Bridge design: ABR-1
    Tailpiece: Stopbar
    Tuning machines: Deluxe with tulip
    Color: Nickel
    Other
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Relic treatment
    Case: Hardshell case
    Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
    Country of origin: United States




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