Gibson Custom 1959 Reissue Les Paul VOS Electric Guitar
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While all 1958-60 Les Pauls are among the most sought-after electric guitars ever made, the 59 Burst is often considered among aficionados to be the cr¨me de la cr¨me of the range. They are also excee... Click To Read More About This Product
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While all 1958-60 Les Pauls are among the most sought-after electric guitars ever made, the 59 Burst is often considered among aficionados 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 Bursts production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibsons 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 Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed 59 Burst in every detail, and presents it in a beautiful VOS finish.
Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owners manual and adjustment literature.
Classic '50s style, feel and sound
Re-engineered pickups for authentic tone
Comfortable '50s neck profile
Gorgeous VOS finish
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 with Pearl logo Truss Rod Cover: Vintage black and white Angle: 17 degrees Electronics Potentiometers: 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls Capacitors: Bumblebee Toggle Switch: 3-way with amber roggle 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 red aniline dye Case Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
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