With the release of the 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Antiquity Burst Electric Guitar, the Gibson Custom Shop takes the art of recreating the company's hallowed guitars to an entirel... Click To Read More About This Product
With the release of the 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Antiquity Burst Electric Guitar, the Gibson Custom Shop takes the art of recreating the company's hallowed guitars to an entirely new level.
The 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Gibson Les Paul has brought many exciting sunburst finishes which have emulated the way original examples have faded over the past half century from the original Cherry Burst due to exposure to various climatic changes - both natural and manmade. The 50th Anniversary 1959 Gibson Les Paul in Antiquity Burst takes this concept to an entirely different level. The Antiquity Burst represents the revelation one would encounter if he were to remove the pickguard on an original fifties burst for the first time. Areas that were for decades protected from UV exposure still maintain their original brilliant Cherry Burst. This is true for all of the plastic covered parts on the burst. Below the toggle ring is also the original brilliant Cherry Burst and Gibson even replicated this under the pickup mounting rings! The pickguard and toggle ring are included with the instrument for the new owner to decide if he wants to share the secret of the Antiquity Burst by leaving them off or install the toggle ring and guard and join the Knights of the Secret Society of the Antiquity Burst.
The '59 Burst
There have been many great guitars throughout Gibson's long and storied history as a maker of musical instruments, but only one remains the definitive pinnacle of electric solid body guitar design. That guitar is the 1959 Les Paul Standard. Coveted both by players and collectors as the ultimate example of playability, attractiveness and tone, the iconic 1959 Les Paul guitar simply has no equal.
The 1959 Les Paul Sunburst reissue is true to all of the original guitar's features and characteristics, including Gibson's traditional hand-carved figured maple top and solid, non-weight relieved mahogany body. The headstock is crafted from holly head veneer, as opposed to fiber, just as it was in 1959. The vintage-style tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line, also as they were on the original guitar. Gibson Custom presents this fabulous Les Paul reissue guitar in a gorgeous antiquity burst finish.
The 24-3/4" scale neck is made from one solid piece of mahogany and attached to the guitar body using a long neck tenon”one of the 1950s Les Paul's more distinguishing characteristics. The neck is topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard outfitted with acrylic trapezoid inlays matching the size and color of the originals.
Of course, 2 of Gibson's legendary Burstbucker pickups deliver all the subtle variations of true, classic Patent Applied For humbucker tone by using historically "unmatched" bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. Other historical appointments include CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors, rolled cr¨me-colored fingerboard binding, single-ply cr¨me-colored binding around the body, and a period-correct thin toggleswitch washer and jackplate.
Gibson includes a custom case and certificate of authenticity with the 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Electric Guitar.