Gibson Custom

Description

Gibson Custom's Historic Series are far beyond being copies. A lot of time, effort and research went into the details of making a guitar that is as close as you can get to what you would have found hanging on the wall of your local music store when they were first produced. Here's what Gibson Custom has to say about this particular model:

1959 is widely considered to be the pinnacle year for Gibson's mid-century solid body electric guitars, and no 1959 Gibson model is more famous than the sunburst Les Paul Standard. At first a commercial failure, the model was eventually adopted by some the world's greatest guitarists - Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Billy Gibbons, to name a few. The rarity and celebrity association of the model has pushed the values of original examples into the stratosphere.

Gibson Custom's 1959 Les Paul Standard is a painstakingly-accurate replica of these highly-valuable guitars rendered in detail so intricate that even the chemical composition of the parts has been scientifically examined and re-engineered-and that's just one small example. Sonically, visually, and tactilely, owning a Gibson Custom Shop Historic '59 Les Paul Standard is as close as one can get to owning a priceless original. Includes hardshell case.

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Features
  • Special build from the world's finest builders
  • Premium tonewoods, electronics and features
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Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Figured Maple
  • Body wood: Lightweight Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: 1959 Medium C
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material 1.687" (42.8 mm) Nylon
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: CustomBucker
  • Bridge: CustomBucker
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Deluxe
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States

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