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Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Burnt Wheat Burst Electric Guitar Burnt Wheat Burst

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The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunbust Reissue Electric Guitar faithfully reproduces all of the '59 specs of the original with a distinctive Burnt Wheat Burst nitrocellulose finish. The Gibson Cu... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunbust Reissue Electric Guitar faithfully reproduces all of the '59 specs of the original with a distinctive Burnt Wheat Burst nitrocellulose finish. The Gibson Custom shop has even captured the guitar's wireless ABR-1 bridge, bumblebee capacitors, CTS pots, and the correct materials and shape of the bridge posts and thumbwheels, truss rod cover, strap button, and pickguard.

Burnt Wheat Burst Finish

This edition of the 50th Anniversary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst features the Burnt Wheat Burst finish”a knockout version of one of the most admired bursts in Texas Blues lore. The color of this legendary burst can be referenced on page 216 of Robb Lawrence's phenomenal book, The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy*. A narrow burst with a deep, almost tobacco hue at its edges, the 50th Anniversary 1959 Gibson Les Paul in Burnt Wheat Burst delivers a thick, sweet burst of sonic divinity. Only 25 available worldwide.

*The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy can be ordered from us - product# 910044

FEATURES

2009 R9 Changed Features:
Nylon 6/6 nut
Improved ABR-1 bridge (no-wire, tighter tolerances)
Historically correct nickel-plated brass bridge saddles
Correct alloy saddle adjustment screws
Bridge height-adjusting thumbwheels are now thinner
Neck profile changed - now has less "shoulders"
Audio taper CTS pots
'50s wiring
Pickup routes adjusted so that pickups will be parallel to the strings
Top carve changed to be closer to several original '59s that were scanned
Body perimeter change - slightly tighter in waist, cutaway area refined to be more like originals
The maple cap is very slightly thinner, the mahogany body is very slightly thicker
The fingerboard is slightly thinner
The step from neck heel to back of body is taller and more correct
The taper of the "maple window" under the binding in cutaway is more accurate
The maple spline (filler strip) in the tenon is more accurate
The edge radius on the backside of the body is tighter (less rounded)
The "mustache curve" of the headstock top has been flattened slightly
The control cavity plate has been relocated, has the correct side taper, and now uses the correct ABS plastic
The pickguard shape has changed slightly
The pickguard bracket and screw have been changed
The truss rod cover has been reshaped to be more accurate
The serial number location is slightly lower and more correct
Dial pointers are less sharp
The strap button screws are longer
The jack hole is now the correct 1" diameter
The toggle switch nut has more correct knurled pattern


SPECIFICATIONS
Burnt Wheat Burst finish
Rare select carved figured top
New nylon nut material
Thinner fingerboard
Ultrathin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
24-3/4" scale length
'59 rounded neck profile
Trapezoid inlays
Gibson BurstBuckers pickups
Thin single-ply white binding on neck
Nickel hardware

Faithful recreation to original 1959 Les Paul Standard specs
Vintage correct body shape
Taller, vintage correct neck heel
3 degree angle pickup route
Lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
Wireless ABR-1 bridge
Snug-fitting brass bridge saddles
Vintage correct thumbwheel material and shape
Vintage correct bridge post material and shape
Historically correct backplate and switchplate material and shape
Vintage correct pickguard shape and placement
Vintage correct strap button placement and screw size
Back and top thickness
Vintage tulip tuners
'50s style electronic wiring
Audio taper CTS potentiometers
Vintage correct dial pointers
Bumblebee capacitors
1" diameter jack hole
Toggle switch nut knurling
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