The Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard, available here in a gorgeously rich Golden Poppy Burst finish, is an amazing recreation of a legendary electric guitar.
Return of A Legend
There is no denying that the Gibson Les Paul electric guitar is simply iconic. Synonymous with rock 'n' roll, this guitar is as famous as many of the legendary guitarists that have wielded.
However, there is no Les Paul as storied or commanding of such gravitas the the 1959 Les Paul Standard.
Not incredibly successful on its initial release only 650 were made. In 1964, however, none other than Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones began to wield this now legendary axe.
Richards was followed by Mike Bloomfield who traded his 1954 Les Paul Goldtop for a 1959 Standard.
Before long, the Gibson Les Paul Standard became the must-have electric guitar for serious rock music being played by such music legends as Eric Clapton, Slash, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page to name just a few.
Now, coming to you from the Gibson Custom Shop, this 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard gives you the opportunity to own an incredible recreation of this legendary electric guitar and a piece of music history itself.
Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Golden Poppy Burst Key Features:
- Incredible Recreation of A '59 Les Paul Standard
- Vintage Original Spec Finish
- Mahogany Body with Figured Maple Top and Royalite Binding
- Solid Mahogany Neck with Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
- Rosewood Fretboard
- Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid Inlays
- Kluson Tuners
- Custombucker Alnico III Unpotted Humbucker Pickups
- CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers
- Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
- Includes Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
Gibson Custom Shop Guitar
As a genuine Gibson Custom Shop guitar, this 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard represents the very best of craftsmanship, build quality and tonal excellence.
This electric guitar is an amazing recreation and celebration of the original 1959 Les Paul Standard which has been brought back to life through the Gibson Custom Shop's incredible dedication to authenticity and attention to detail.
Classic Les Paul Body
The silhouette of the Gibson Les Paul is unmistakeable. Held by legendary guitarists across the globe, this electric guitar is synonymous with rock music and is simply iconic.
With its single cutaway shape, not only does the Les Paul look great, it grants easy access to the upper frets for unobstructed high-flying guitar solos.
The body is made with a lightweight Mahogany back and a two piece Figured Maple top.
Brought together the old fashioned way with a hide glue fit and Royalite binding, this combination of woods ensures excellent performance while adding to the incredible aesthetic of this gorgeous electric guitar.
Authentically Old School Neck
Attached to the body is a solid Mahogany neck.
It features an authentic '59 medium C-shape to give you the exact same playing feel enjoyed by some of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Atop the neck is a traditional Rosewood fretboard fitted with hide glue and featuring 22 frets.
Aged cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays guide you through your performance while adding to that authentic vintage appearance.
High Quality Hardware
Fitted to the body of the 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is a no-wire ABR-1 bridge backed up by a lightweight aluminium stop bar.
This bridge offers precise intonation along with solid tuning stability and improved resonance.
Just like the original 1959 Les Paul Standard, this 60th Anniversary recreation is also fitted with Kluson single line, single ring nickel tuners.
These deluxe tuning machines provide incredibly precise and secure tuning of your strings along with vintage-accurate looks.
Authentic 1959 Les Paul Standard Tone
Giving the 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard its authentic '59 Les Paul Standard tones is a set of Custombucker Alnico III pickups.
These humbuckers have been painstakingly designed to recreate the original tone of the '59 Les Paul Standard. Furthermore; the pickups are unpotted so you get that same gritty performance.
A pickup selector switch allows you to choose between using either pickup or both at once. There are also two volume and two tone controls for each pickup so you can shape your sound to perfection.
Further adding to the authentic feel and performance of this 1959 Les Paul Standard reissue, the controls feature CTS 500K audio taper potentiometers and paper-in-oil capacitors.
Best Ever Representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard
In a commitment to authenticity, the Gibson Custom Shop have spared no expense in recreating the 1959 Les Paul.
Using laser-scanned dimensions, chemically-recreated plastics and intricate colour matching along with their own awe-inspiring craftsmanship, the Gibson Custom Shop has faithfully reproduced every aspect of the 1959 Les Paul Standard in astonishing detail.
This is not a copy of an original 1959 Les Paul Standard, it's a clone.
Furthermore, providing you with the perfect place to protect your investment at home or on the road while continuing the era-accuracy, the 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul standard comes to you in a reissued 5-latch Lifton guitar case.
In over 25 years of the Gibson Custom Shop making Historic Reissues, this is simply the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard they have ever made.
Buy the Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard from Professional Music Technology today and own a piece of music history.
Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Golden Poppy Burst Specs:
- Shape: Les Paul
- Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
- Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
- Weight Relief: None
- Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
- Neck: Solid Mahogany
- Profile: Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
- Nut Width: 1.687" (42.85mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
- Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut: Nylon
- Inlay: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
- Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
- Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminium Stop Bar
- Knobs: Butyrate Gold Top Hats
- Tuners: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
- Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
- Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
- Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
|Packed Weight (kg)||7.0000|
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||solid mahogany|
|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||mahogany body|
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