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Mark Agnesi Talks About The 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Modelplay button

Mark Agnesi Talks About The 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Model

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Nick Perri Demos The 60th Anniversary Les Paul Standard 1959 Custom

Gibson Custom

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Considered by many the most legendary electric guitar ever made, the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard has spent a good deal of the past 60 years in the spotlight in the hands of iconic rock and blues guitarists who celebrated it for its power and its versatility. Only 650 were made that year, and every one of them that still exists is a true treasure. For this 60th anniversary year, the Gibson Custom Shop has gone beyond merely paying tribute to the glorious original. Using a combination of modern technologies and precision measurements, they have recreated it, from exact laser-scanned dimensions down to precise duplication of the original plastics and finishes. It's the next best thing to having a time machine set for your local music store in 1959.

If you're interested in any of our custom shop, limited-run or other premium instruments, we encourage you to call and talk with one of our knowledgeable, well-trained staff for more detailed information about any specific guitar.

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  • Bound, VOS-finished 2-piece figured maple top on solid mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale mahogany neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Gibson Custom Alnico III CustomBuckers, 3-way switch
  • ABR-1, no-wire tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Kluson single-ring tuners

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  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Figured Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: VOS Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: 1959 medium C
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: VOS Nitrocellulose
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo Historic
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: CustomBucker
  • Bridge: CustomBucker
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1 No-wire
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Single-line, Single-ring
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Certificate of Authenticity, Anniversary switchplate
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: United States