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... Read More

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Classic '50s style, feel and sound
  • Re-engineered pickups for authentic tone
  • Comfortable '50s neck profile
  • Gorgeous VOS finish
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 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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