Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS Guitar, Faded Tobacco

£5,299.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 19th September 2017
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Includes 2 year warranty & 30 day money back guarantee

2 year warranty & 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery to you: 19th September 2017
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Includes 2 year warranty & 30 day money back guarantee

2 year warranty & 30 day money back guarantee included

All our products are new unless stated, and include a 2 year Gear4music warranty free of charge. If your goods develop a fault within the warranty period, we will quickly repair or replace the item for you, and if we are unable to do this we will offer you a refund.

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

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  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer''s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

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  • Figured Maple Top and Mahogany Back
  • Faded Tobacco VOS Finish
  • 1 Piece Mahogany Slim Neck
  • Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Includes Gibson Custom Hardcase

Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS Guitar, Faded Tobacco

Details
The Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is an accurate representation of a guitar considered by many to be the best of the best. Les Pauls released between 58-60 are some of the most saught after guitars ever. Whilst the classic sunburst finishes were first introduced in 58, the 59 model is exceedingly rare and prized for the highly-figured grain that shines through the finish. The 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed 59 Burst in every detail.

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Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
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No settlement fee
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Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
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Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee
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Birth of the Burst

By 1958 the Les Paul had already evolved through several modifications including the arrival of the Tune-o-matic bridge and humbucking pickups. Despite this sales started to slow a little and president, Ted McCarty decided that the model's flashy Goldtop finish could be to blame. The elegant and traditional sunburst finish was introduced and has been a favourite ever since.

This new finish displayed the grain of the guitar's carved Maple top so Gibson now used bookmatched two-piece tops glued together with a center seam, giving each guitar its very own distinct look and marking the beginning of the guitar world's fascination with figured maple tops. The majority of the tops used in 1958 were considered plain when compared to the stunning figured tops used just one year later in 1959.

Classic Les Paul

While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic Les Paul ingredients - its solid Mahogany body and carved Maple top - the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel.

The guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specifications including 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.

True Vintage Tone

The new Custom Bucker on this guitar is an accurate representation of the original PAFs around in the late 50s using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic bite. These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar's volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing tone when you roll back the tone controls. This Les Paul plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson's state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Top: Carved Maple Top
  • Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Finish Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Treatment: Period-Correct Red Aniline Dye
  • Finish: Faded Tobacco VOS
  • Bridge Type: ABR-1 bridge
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Plating: Nickel

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
  • Profile: Early '50s Rounded
  • Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
  • Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
  • Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Neck Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Neck Adhesive: Hide Glue
  • Neck Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"
  • Nut: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Fingerboard: One-piece Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream
  • Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062

Electronics & Hardware

  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Capacitors: Bumblebee
  • Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
  • Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
  • Tuners: Kluson™ Deluxe
  • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
  • Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
  • Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
  • Control Plate Cover: Black
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Accessories

  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Adjustment literature and documentation for the guitar's limited lifetime warranty
  • Gibson Custom Shop Hardshell Case