Gibson Custom

Description

1960 was a pivotal year for the Les Paul Standard. Over the course of 12 months, Gibson changed changed neck profiles twice, from the original C-profile to the new SlimTaper, then to an even thinner SlimTaper. They also updated colors and knobs for a brighter flashier appearance in the middle of the year. This guitar represents that thinnest SlimTaper.neck, which was produced at the end of the year.

This limited-edition 60th Anniversary model celebrates the iconic 1960 Les Paul Standard, which has shaped music across genres for six decades. The artisans at Gibson Custom Shop have proudly recreated the experience of owning a priceless original thanks to painstaking attention to detail and tireless study of vintage examples, closely following the three distinct versions seen within 1960. Those made in the first third of the year (V1) had the same specs as 1959 models, while the middle third (V2) had thinner neck profiles, different knobs and brighter colors. The final third (V3) featured even thinner neck profiles. Each version is available within this historic limited run of instruments, inspiring players in different ways. Included is a 60th Anniversary switch plate, a commemorative Certificate of Authenticity booklet and a vintage replica hardshell case.

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Features
  • Nitro-finished 2-piece maple top on lightweight mahogany body
  • 24.75"-scale, extra-thin SlimTaper profile mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Custom Shop BurstBucker pickups, vintage-wiring, 3-way switch
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage-Style tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: Vintage Thin SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Custom Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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