50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Faded Lemonburst Electric Guitar Faded Lemon Burst
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The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Faded Lemonburst has the appearance of a 1959 Les Paul that has spent the last 50 years in a display case in a museum. While the electric guitar ret... Read More
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The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Faded Lemonburst has the appearance of a 1959 Les Paul that has spent the last 50 years in a display case in a museum. While the electric guitar retains the high gloss finish of a new instrument, the color has faded to the warm glow of the Faded Lemonburst finish. There will only be 25 of these Gibson Les Paul guitars offered worldwide.
All of the '59 "Sunburst" specs are faithfully reproduced including the nitrocellulose finish, 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.
Where did Faded Lemonburst come from? In 1959, the Gibson Les Paul was offered in two standard colors: a cherry sunburst and a darkburst. Most Les Paul guitars were finished in a cherry sunburst. Others received a darker burst to conceal mineral streaks, worm tracks, or flecks in the maple top. Over the years, the red dye in the cherryburst Les Pauls faded to different degrees due to exposure to sunlight, temperature, humidity and other factors. Each relative color difference has been affectionately named by Les Paul aficionados. One of the most desirable of these variances is "The Faded Lemonburst."
Bridge height-adjusting thumbwheels are now thinner
Neck profile changed - now has less "shoulders"
Audio taper CTS pots
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
Faded Lemonburst sunburst 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