Gibson Historic '59 Les Paul Standard - Dark Bourbon Fade VOS

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Gibson Historic '59 Les Paul Standard - Dark Bourbon Fade VOS

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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 Custom'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 2018 Gibson Custom Historic '59 Les Paul Standard is as close as one can get to owning a priceless original.

Body

Wood Species:
Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Figured Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Finish:
Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile
Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays
Cellulose Trapezoid
Truss Rod
'50s Tubeless

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum
Tuning Machines
Single Band Kluson Deluxe
Pick Guard
Replica Laminated Acrylic
Control Knobs
Replica Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Replica Catalin
Switch Washer
Replica Acrylic
Jack Plate Cover
Replica Laminated Acrylic

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custombucker
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch

Accessories

Strings
10-13-17-26-36-46
Case
Brown/Pink Lacquered '50s Replica Case
Other
Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity

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