Meet the Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Duane Allman V.O.S Les Paul, in Cherry Sunburst.
A great homage to one of the greatest Les Paul players ever.
During his short life and brief career, Duane Allman created a legacy that continues to inspire generations of musicians. Now, for the first time, through painstaking and unprecedented research, Gibson have brought a precise recreation of Duane’s most recorded guitar, complete with a previously untold history to back it up.
In a strictly limited run of no more than 150 hand-aged guitars plus another 150 treated to Gibson Custom’s proprietary VOS finishing process, the Duane Allman Cherry Sunburst 1959 Les Paul captures the precise look, feel and tone of a guitar known to be at the pinnacle of what is already a rare breed. The effort of recreating this legend has been undertaken with the highest standards of materials and craftsmanship, and each of the resulting guitars includes a very special package of commemorative items—among them, a Duane Allman Cherry Sunburst 1959 Les Paul documentary video hosted by Lee Roy Parnell, a custom dust cover, and more—to make ownership a lifelong and memorable event for the few who will have the pleasure of calling the Duane Allman Cherry Sunburst ’59 Les Paul their own.
The body of the Duane Allman Cherry Sunburst 1959 Les Paul is crafted in the image of the original, using a single piece of solid, lightweight, hand-selected mahogany, with a two-piece maple top that is hand-selected to match the look of the top on Duane’s original guitar. The original PAF humbucking pickups were a major component of any great vintage Les Paul’s tone, and those on Duane’s original Cherry Sunburst Standard are known to be a much-revered set. A traditional hardware set completes the look of the Duane Allman Cherry Sunburst 1959 Les Paul, and ensures its authentic tone. The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge with brass saddles and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece display decades of playing wear through Gibson Custom’s hand-aging (or the light patina of the VOS process on the 150 guitars treated in that way), and a set of Schaller double-band tuners represent one of the only notable modifications to the original guitar. Vintage-correct cream reissue binding, gold top-hat knobs, cream pickup rings and switch ring, and a period-correct two-ply “bell” truss-rod cover complete the package.
This prized instrument is must for the collectors who want a 1959-style Les Paul with some added mojo - and can we say of a guitar that's a perfect replica of the one used by the Allman Brothers and Derek & The Dominos guitar great? Limited to only 150 worldwide, this is already a quite rare and collectible item!
- One-piece Mahogany back with unique, lightly figured Maple top
- Rosewood fingerboard with nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays
- Powerful Custom Bucker #3 Humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge with brass saddles and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
- Schaller double-band tuners with 12:1 tuning ratio
|Case Included||hard case|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||les paul style|
|Body Material||mahogany body|
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