Year upon year, the master luthiers at Gibson Custom Shop have managed to tweak and improve the performance and playability of the iconic 50s Les Pauls. This 1959 re-issue utilises VOS (Vintage Original Spec) appointments and vintage building techniques. Easily one of the most visually stunning Les Pauls ever!
Historically accurate aniline dye, hide glue neck construction and PAF tone
The maple top and Washed Cherry finish on the 1959 model really has to be seen to be appreciated. Hand picked maple and mahogany, combined with new building techniques this year allowed Gibson to really show off the flame top. While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients that made the '58 so revered, refinements to the slimmer neck profile and heel have made this one of the sweetest-playing guitars ever made.
This guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom' 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye offered in VOS and Gloss.
Gibson Custom' new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late 50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF bite. These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar' volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing œwoman tone when you roll back the tone controls.
To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson' state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.
- Neck Design: Historic long neck tenon
- Top: Book-matched flame maple
- Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminum stopbar
- Finish: Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer
- Neck Joint: Constructed with hot hide glue
- Pickups: Custom Bucker PAF repros
- Fingerboard: Solid one-piece rosewood
- Body Back: Hand-selected one-piece mahogany
- Neck: Quality mahogany with '59 neck profile
|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 Size||full size|
|Body Material||maple top, mahogany body|
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