All of the '59 specs are faithfully reproduced in this 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue with the distinctive quilt top Iced Tea nitrocellulose finish including wireless ABR-1 bridge, bu... Read More
All of the '59 specs are faithfully reproduced in this 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue with the distinctive quilt top Iced Tea nitrocellulose finish including 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.
The only major change to the Gibson 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 began to discover the fat, warm voice of the '59 Les Paul, dubbed the "Sunburst' by players. 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 luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop 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.
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