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Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard Quilt Top Electric Guitar

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This Gibson Custom Shop one-off version of the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes with a vibrant quilted maple top and a gorgeous transparent amber finish. Otherwise, it's a by-the-book '59 with all... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This Gibson Custom Shop one-off version of the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes with a vibrant quilted maple top and a gorgeous transparent amber finish. Otherwise, it's a by-the-book '59 with all the mojo and soul you'd expect from a Custom Shop reissue.

The only major change to the Standard 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 Standard. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Standard as the ultimate guitar quest in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.

Using a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and modern technology, the luthiers of the Custom Shop painstakingly reproduce the key elements that define cool, vintage instrument-stunning looks, flawless playability, and unsurpassed tone. Solid mahogany back, historically accurate long neck tenon for superior strength and sustain, period correct neck profiles, hardware and electronics, and 100% nitro-cellulose lacquer are all part of this special Gibson Custom Shop guitar.

FEATURES

  • Exact duplication of the 1959 carved top
  • Elimination of the subtle gap on the rhythm pickup
  • Angle of neck pitch re-set to 1959 specs
  • Exact same filler and stain as used in 1959
  • Thinner lacquer to present exactly as a 1959 Les Paul did in finish and color
  • The binding has been adjusted 50/1000 to duplicate the 1959 model
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Carved quilted maple top
  • Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
  • Single-ply cream binding on top
  • Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
  • Aged nickel hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • One-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • 1959 rounded neck profile
  • 24-3/4 inch scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Vintage tulip tuners
  • BurstBucker 1 (rhythm) and
  • BurstBucker 2 (treble) pickups
  • CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • Vintage Reissue .010 strings
  • Includes Custom Shop case, certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit.
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5.0

Incredible

By christian

from massachusetts

I was looking for a Gibson goldtop Les Paul, but this really caught my eye. Its got the best tone I have ever heard on a guitar(it should for the price). So now it's another guitar to my collection and out of all of them, this is by far the best.

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5.0

AMAZING

By Jack

from london

this is the exact guitar that slash uses he calls it "the holy grail of guitars" and when he doesn't use it he puts it in a safe. he has used it in their albums " Apetite For Destruction" and " G N R Lies"

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