A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Gibson Les Paul would be incomplete without a Bigsby-equipped example. The Bigsby is the classic vibrato tailpiece associated with Gibson guitars and ... Read More
A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Gibson Les Paul would be incomplete without a Bigsby-equipped example. The Bigsby is the classic vibrato tailpiece associated with Gibson guitars and has been long-favored by a wide variety of luminaries including Keith Richards, Neil Young, Chet Atkins, and Lonnie Mack. From the gentle shimmer of a ninth chord to the distorted dissonance of a Neil Young solo the Bigsby adds a unique color to your sonic palate. A cherryburst with a particularly warm orange center, The 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul in Golden Cherryburst is a spot-on color representation of page 38 of the quintessential burst-lovers bible; Yasuhiko Iwandade's The Beauty of The Burst*. The 1959 Les Paul Golden Cherryburst is limited to 25 pieces worldwide!
The only major change to the Les Paul "Sunburst" in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter, jumbo frets which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Green discovered the fat, warm voice of the '59 Les Paul, which they dubbed "Sunburst." This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Sunburst as the quintessential electric guitar in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.
Using a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and modern technology, the Gibson Custom Shop luthiers painstakingly reproduce the key elements that define stunning, vintage looks, flawless playability, and incredible tone. Solid mahogany back, historically accurate long neck tenon for superior strength and sustain, period correct neck profiles, hardware and electronics, and 100% nitrocellulose lacquer are all part of this special Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul guitar.
*The Beauty of The Burst is available from us - product# 901506
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Ok, this baby is beast beast beast beast beast, The BurstBucker pickups are incredible, it has an all around classy look, for a classy guitarist, the body little thicker than your average LP, but that's because it's wired like a 50's LP, Like I said, if you want the greatest guitar in the world, look no further, this is it.
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