The Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is the most accomplished and authentic recreation of the '59 Les Paul Standard ever made.
Visually striking in this Kindred Burst finish, it looks, feels and sounds as faithful to the original 1959 Les Paul Standard as you can get.
Return of A Legend
The Gibson Les Paul is an icon of popular culture, synonymous with rock music and as famous as many of the legendary guitarists that have performed with it.
In particular, the 1959 Les Paul Standard commands an amazing level of respect and admiration.
While not performing as well as expected upon its initial release with only 650 being made, it went on to become a legend.
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 soon followed by Mike Bloomfield who picked up a 1959 Les Paul Standard of his own.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard went on to become the "standard" electric guitar for rock music being played by such legendary guitarists as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry and many, many more.
Now, the Gibson Custom Shop give you the rare opportunity to own one yourself with this amazing 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard.
Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Kindred 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 with any Gibson Custom Shop guitar, the 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard represents the very pinnacle of Gibson guitar building and tonal performance.
Through the Custom Shop team's passion for electric guitars and dedicated attention to detail, the original 1959 Les Paul Standard is back in the most authentic recreation of the storied guitar ever made.
Classic Les Paul Body
Instantly recognisable, the Gibson Les Paul body shape is synonymous with rock music.
The single cutaway shape not only looks incredible but allows for easy access to the upper frets for unencumbered guitar solos.
The body is made with a lightweight Mahogany back and a two piece Figured Maple top.
In keeping with the original specs of the guitar, this 1959 Les Paul Standard 60th anniversary guitar has no weight relief and gives you the authentic playing feel enjoyed by legends of rock music history.
Continuing the commitment to authenticity, the body features a hide glue fit and boasts Royalite binding.
This combination of woods also ensures the fantastic performance and great looks you'd expect from such a sought after electric guitar.
Authentically Old School Neck
Enjoyed by some of the greatest musicians of all time, this guitar features the same Mahogany, authentic '59 medium C-shape neck found on the original.
A traditional Rosewood fretboard has been fitted with hide glue and gives you 22 frets to perform with.
Remaining faithful to the original and giving the 60th Anniversary '59 Les Paul Standard an authentically aged appearance, the fretboard features aged cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays.
High Quality Hardware
On the body of the 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is a no-wire ABR-1 bridge and a lightweight aluminium stop bar.
This combination of premium hardware ensures precise intonation, rock solid tuning stability and enhanced sustain.
As found on the original '59 Les Paul standard, the 60th Anniversary model also features Kluson single line, single ring nickel tuning machines.
This deluxe set of tuners give you superbly precise and secure tuning along with era-accurate aesthetics.
Authentic 1959 Les Paul Standard Tone
A set of Custombucker Alnico III humbucking pickups give the Gibson 60th Anniversary '59 Les Paul Standard reissue its authentic '59 Les Paul voice.
Painstakingly designed and built, these humbuckers really capture the true essence of the '59 Les Paul Standard, right down to them being unpotted for that gritty, old-school performance.
Using the pickup selector switch you can move between using both pickups at once or either one individually.
Each pickup has its own, dedicated volume and tone controls for easy sound shaping.
Further ensuring authentic feel and performance, this 1959 Les Paul Standard electric guitar controls feature CTS 500K audio taper potentiometers and paper-in-oil capacitors.
Best Ever Representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard
The Gibson Custom Shop have gone all out in this recreation of the 59 Les Paul Standard.
From laser scanning dimensions to chemically recreating plastics and meticulously colour matching this is the most authentic reproduction of a 1959 Les Paul Standard.
It isn't a copy, it isn't a tribute, it is a clone of the real Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard.
Furthermore, a reissued 5-latch Lifton guitar case comes with the 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard. This incredible case features a brown exterior with lush pink exterior and is the perfect place to protect your guitar at home or on tour while continuing the commitment to era-accuracy.
In nearly three decades of Gibson Custom Shop Historic Reissues, this the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard ever made.
Buy the Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard from Professional Music Technology today and be part of the Gibson Les Paul legacy.
Gibson 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Kindred 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
|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||mahogany body|
November 14, 2017Read Article
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