Gibson Custom Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard Gloss, Royal Teaburst
Gibson Custom Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard Gloss, Royal Teaburst Overview by GAK.
The 2018 spec Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard is simply a fantastic guitar which offers many of the refinements that the Custom Shop has been working on over many years in a stunning package. So what we have is a one-piece non weight-relieved Mahogany aniline dyed body, one-piece Mahogany neck with a long tenon, hide glue fitted neck, top and fingerboard, historically accurate deluxe Kluson tuners, True Historic Spec plastic parts and a pair of now legendary Custombucker pickups. The serial numbers are period correct too- just like if you'd picked one up in a store in the late fifties. This guitar has a VOS nitrocellulose finish which gives the patina of a gently aged guitar, a late 50's neck profile, an Aniline dyed Mahogany back and carries its own unique serial number on the back of the headstock starting with the number '9'.
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. Available in four beautiful sunburst variations in Gloss or VOS (vintage patina, shown) finishes. Left-handed models available as well.