Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue Scotch Burst Electric Guitar
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This 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop offers you an exact duplicate of the original 1959 carved top guitar including the distinctive Scotch Burst finish on t... Click To Read More About This Product
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This 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop offers you an exact duplicate of the original 1959 carved top guitar including the distinctive Scotch Burst finish on this model. You get all the benefits of a new guitar, with all the mojo of a vintage Les Paul. Hurry if you want one cause this limited edition guitar won't be around forever.
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 began to discover the fat, warm voice of the '59 Les Paul, which players dubbed the "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 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.
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
Scotch 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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