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Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Page 86 Custom Finish

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While all 1958-™60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the ™59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the cr¨me de la cr¨me of the range. They are also exce... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

While all 1958-™60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the ™59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the cr¨me de la cr¨me of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish. Guitars from that first year of the Burst' production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibson' craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed ™59 Burst in every detail.

While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed”its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Reissue”the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel. These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom' 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson„¢ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye.

Gibson Custom' new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ™50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF œbite. These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar' volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing œwoman tone when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson' state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owner' manual and adjustment literature.

Features

  • One-piece rosewood fingerboards
  • Aniline DyeKluson„¢ Deluxe machine heads
  • Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
  • Custom Buckers
  • Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
  • Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
Specifications
Body
  • Top: Carved Maple Top
  • Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
Neck
  • Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
  • Profile: Early '50s Rounded
  • Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
  • Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Neck Fit
  • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive: Hide Glue
  • Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Fingerboard
  • Species: One-piece Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream
  • Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
Nut
  • Material: Nylon
  • Width: 1.687
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
  • Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
  • Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Capacitors: Bumblebee
  • Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
  • Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
Tuners
  • Model: Kluson„¢ Deluxe
  • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
  • Plating: Nickel
Bridge
  • Type: ABR-1 bridge
  • Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece
  • Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Plating: Nickel
Hardware
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
  • Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
  • Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
  • Control Plate Cover: Black
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
  • Neck Position: Custom Bucker
  • Bridge Position: Custom Bucker
Finish
  • Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Treatment: Period-Correct Aniline Dye
Case
  • Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
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