To most guitar and blues aficionados, Michael Bloomfield was more than just a renowned, big-city blues guitarist. A session player who was weaned on Chicago's legendary south side blues, Bloomfield fo... Read More
To most guitar and blues aficionados, Michael Bloomfield was more than just a renowned, big-city blues guitarist. A session player who was weaned on Chicago's legendary south side blues, Bloomfield forever altered American-based blues with his bold and passionate guitar playing. The master craftsmen at Gibson Custom have introduced the much-anticipated Michael Bloomfield Aged 1959 Les Paul Standard, an accurate recreation of the instrument Bloomfield used to create the legendary "Bloomfield Sound."
The Michael Bloomfield Aged 1959 Les Paul Standard faithfully captures that celebrated tone, along with every precious detail of the original. Starting with the Les Paul's traditional hand-carved maple top and solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back, this instrument is pure Gibson, right down to such time-honored appointments like CTS potentiometers and bumble-bee capacitors, holly headstock veneer, Grover kidney tuners and a rounded neck profile similar to those on the original Les Pauls from 1959.
The Michael Bloomfield Aged Les Paul is fitted with a Gibson BurstBucker 1 pickup in the neck position and BurstBucker 2 pickup in the bridge position. BurstBuckers are among the most accurate vintage "PAF" reproductions that Gibson has ever conceived, right down to the irregular windings from coil to coil and their lack of potting, two ingredients that contribute to an authentic late-'50s and early '60s humbucker tone.
This special reissue is available in a limited release of only 100 guitars and will be "aged" by renowned finish and restoration artist Tom Murphy, to look exactly like the finish on Bloomfield's original Les Paul. This was achieved through the careful examination of hundreds of photos of the original. This signature model comes with a standard Gibson Custom case silkscreened with Bloomfield's signature, a custom care kit and certificate of authenticity.
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