Introducing Collector's Choice #22 Tommy Colletti's 1959 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty", a very precise replica of the original owned by Tommy (owner of The Music Zoo in New York and longtime Gibson Custom Shop Dealer), featuring True Historic Finish processes and build techniques. Each one of this very limited run of guitars (up to 300 worldwide) ... Click To Read More About This Product
Introducing Collector's Choice #22 Tommy Colletti's 1959 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty", a very precise replica of the original owned by Tommy (owner of The Music Zoo in New York and longtime Gibson Custom Shop Dealer), featuring True Historic Finish processes and build techniques. Each one of this very limited run of guitars (up to 300 worldwide) has a True Historic Vintage Lamp Black finish and sports double-carved and hand-sanded top and neck profiles taken directly from the original via digital scanning.
Now that Gibson's late-'50s Les Pauls are the most desirable guitars on earth, it's all too easy to forget that Gibson had an entire catalogue of different models at the time, many of which were much more commercially successful than the eventual undisputed "holy grail" of electric solid body guitars.
Gibson Custom's latest addition to its Collector's Choice series is a bold reminder that there were absolute gems being handcrafted by Gibson in '59, and that they didn't all have a sunburst finish and figured maple top. This is an authentic vintage ownership experience delivered with amazing attention to detail in its craftsmanship, tone and materials.
Neck and Dish Carve: Digitally Scanned and Replicated to Match the Original
True Historic Finish: Thinner, Hand-Sanded for Depth and Authenticity
Hand-Aged: Matches the Original's Gently Worn "Vibe"
Custom Bucker Pickups: Tone-Matched to The Original's Sweet, Chimey Voice
Hand Rolled Fingerboard Binding: Silky Smooth Playability
Includes hardshell case.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: 1959 Les Paul Custom
Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Pearl block
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Brand: Gibson Custom
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: ABR
Tuning machines: Grover kidney
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited production
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: United States
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