SOLD - Gibson Les Paul '59 Reissue - USA 2009
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From Gibson –
“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'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 2009 Gibson '59 Les Paul Standard is as close as one can get to owning a priceless original.”
- Model: Les Paul Standard 1959 Historic
- Finish: Antiquity Burst, VOS nitro lacquer
- Top: Flamed maple, with binding
- Body: Lightweight Solid Mahogany
- Neck: One-piece mahogany, hide-glue neck construction, and historic long neck tenon
- Neck Profile: Authentic '59 medium C-Shape neck
- Fretboard: 22 frets, medium jumbo
- 24.75" scale
- 12” radius
- Nut: Nylon, 1.6875” width
- Fret Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
- Hardware: Nickel
- Bridge: ABR-1 withGibson wraparound tailpiece
- Tuners: Kluson deluxe vintage
- Pickups: ThroBak PG-102 humbuckers
- Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
- CTS Pots & Bumble Bee Caps
- Weight: 8.47 lbs
- Serial # 9 92xxx
This '59 Les Paul Standard Reissue presents super high quality fit, finish, attention to detail, faultless flame top, AND that is one of the lighter unchambered Les Pauls you will ever find at under 8.47lbs!
It is in great condition with very little player wear to report. There is the odd bump or bruise and some signs of buckle rash - but nothing offensive. The neck is straight, with no cracks or repairs. The frets are barely worn with lots of life ahead of them. The action is fast and smooth - it is an exceptional guitar to play.
The replacement ThroBak PG-102 pickups are wound with the same output specifications as the vintage PAF pickups in the original "Greenie" Les Paul played by Peter Green and utilising oriented vintage spec. block charged long A5 the PG-102 offers the power and focus that was such a integral part of the Peter Green pickups sound. With the neck magnet flipped for middle position out of phase tones, these PAF humbucker pickup clones give tonal colours made legendary by the great Peter Green.
This is a fantastic, lightweight '59 Les Paul R/I, with a beautiful bookmatched flame maple top. From plastics using the original vintage spec material, to the carving of tops and necks to ensure vintage accurate profiles and dishing, these reissues are about as close as it gets to owning a real vintage instrument.
Comes in its Gibson brown hard shell case in as new condition.