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Gibson Custom 2014 Collector's Choice #26 Brad Whitford 1959 Les Paul Electric Guitar Whitford Burst

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In his unwavering pursuit of success, particularly through the challenges of Aerosmiths early years, Brad Whitford displays a kinship to the ultimate tenacity of the Les Paul design: the time-will-pro... Click To Read More About This Product

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In his unwavering pursuit of success, particularly through the challenges of Aerosmiths early years, Brad Whitford displays a kinship to the ultimate tenacity of the Les Paul design: the time-will-prove qualities and heroic achievements of a guitar that wasnt fully appreciated until half a decade after it was deleted from the Gibson catalog. In both cases, time proved that commitment can outwait fleeting opinion, and that talent and craft are ultimately undeniable. The end result: Aerosmith became one of the worlds most important rocknroll bands, and the Les Paul became the most significant guitar in rock history.

Brads original 1959 Les Paul is an absolute tone-monster, and a guitar of exceptional feel and authentic, road-worn patina”not to mention the long-time favorite playing companion of a major hit-making artist”so when he offered it up for Gibson Customs Collectors Choice series, the opportunity resonated on every level.

Following the side-by-side collaboration between Brad and Gibson Customs Nashville luthiers, Collectors Choice #26 1959 Les Paul œWhitford Burst captures every nuance of look, tone, and feel of Brads original, from its individual neck profile, to the output of its original Custombuckers, to the dents, dings, and finish fade that are all part of its œjust right vintage Burst appearance, this is the closest you could possibly come to owning Brads actual 59 Les Paul, and a truly stunning acquisition for player and collector alike. Collectors Choice #26 will be crafted in a strictly limited run of 300 guitars.

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: '59
  • Neck wood: Mahogany with maple spline
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • 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
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Collector' Choice series
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity, extra switch plate
  • Country of origin: United States
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