Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul M2M #R960767

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  • Serial Number: #R960767
  • Made To Measure With Hand Picked Body And Hand Picked Top
  • Special Order Custom Colour With Gold Hardware
  • Hand Built In The Gibson Custom Shop
  • Includes Brown Pink Lined Case

Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul M2M #R960767

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The Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue M2M (Made 2 measure) spec'd by gear4music in this uber cool custom colour with gold hardware offers that classic Gibson tone, looks and feel of the original '59 but in a modern colour and a touch of extra class with gold hardware. This Les Paul delivers an authentic vintage Gibson tone with historically accurate appointments but with a twist, helping to ensure a vintage playing experience with the feel of the original 1959's Les Paul. The Standard Historic 1959 electric guitar has a one-piece Mahogany body, topped with a highly figured flame Maple top and finished in period correct nitrocellulose lacquer. Complete with a Gibson Custom certificate of authenticity and a reissue brown case with pink fur lining, the Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 M2M is a perfect addition for Les Paul enthusiasts.

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Authentic Les Paul Features

The Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue is packed full of classic features that maintain is authenticity and prestige. The 1959 Les Paul features a Flame Maple top, which has been hand selected for beauty and tone, delivering clarity and warmth. This stunning top is paired and beautifully contrasted with a solid mahogany body, which blends depth and richness with the snap and clarity of the Maple top. This one-piece mahogany body has been especially selected for its lightweight properties

The quarter-sawn 1-piece Mahogany neck provides a smooth, rounded 59 Les Paul profile which combined with the traditional long-tenon neck joint with the hot-hide glue neck fit, enhances both sustain and resonance while also ensuring comfortable playability.

In addition to these classic ingredients, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary specifications. These include 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 beneath its nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Unique Custom Colour

This M2M reissue also features a Made To Measure special order colour that blends the classic Iced Tea colour with a touch of Bourbon Burst, making this a truly unique guitar. The flame maple top is visible through this unique colour option, providing you with a stunning instrument. For added authenticity.

Finished with a Nitrocellulose lacquer, this labour intensive process involves several evenly applied coats of lacquer, and an extensive amount of drying time. This time-tested method provides less interference with the natural vibration of the guitar, and delivers a purer tone.

Custom Bucker Pickups

This made to measure 1959 Les Paul Reissue comes fully equipped with a set of authentic custom bucker pickups that are exclusive to the Gibson Custom Shop. Each pickups is crafted with Alnico III magnets and wired to deliver an uneven amount of turns in the wire, providing you with a unique feel and character that only your guitar will have. These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar's volume controls and offer a classic PAF tone with a hallowed chime, bite and growl. Designed after the late 50s PAF pickups that are so highly sought after, you can't get much closer to these than these custom buckers.

Complete Custom Package

Like all Gibson Custom shop models there is a certain level of quality that you will only find with these few selected guitars. This stunning 1959 Les Paul Reissue comes with a reissue brown hard case with pink fur lining, as well as a custom shop certificate of authenticity in binder, and an extra black plastic treble/rhythm switch cover plate.

Features

  • Gibson custom shop built for a unique guitar
  • Only One available-made to measure
  • Includes reissue brown case with pink fur lining
  • Equipped with two custom humbuckers for a hallowed chime, bite and growl
  • Crafted From flame maple and mahogany
  • Made To Measure special order colour for a unique appearance
  • Delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’59
  • Authentic vintage Gibson tone and historic appointments
  • Hide glue neck construction delivers the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon
  • Flame Maple top has been hand selected for beauty and tone
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer provides less interference with the natural vibration of the guitar, and delivers a purer tone
  • Authentic unfaded cherry finish around the toggle switch to replicate the original guitars from 1959
  • Lightweight aluminium tailpiece provides an enhanced sustain
  • Hand-sprayed nitro-cellulose finish ages and breathes like the originals
  • One piece genuine mahogany neck shaped for the feel of a great '59

Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Top Material: Flame Maple (two piece)
  • Back Material:Mahogany
  • Body Contour:1950's Style Les Paul
  • Body Finish: Nitro Cellulose
  • Body Colour:M2M Custom colour:A combination of Iced tea with a touch of Bourbon burst
  • Binding:Single Bound, 50's Cream

Neck

  • Neck Material:Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Mortise and Tenon with Hot Hide Glue
  • Truss Rod: Vintage Style-No Tubing
  • Scale Length: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Position Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoids
  • Nut:Nylon
  • Nut Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
  • Peg Head: 50's Profile LP with Pearloid Gibson Logo

Hardware & Electronics

  • Rhythm Pickup: Custom Bucker with Alnico III and Gold Cover
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker with Alnico III and Gold Cover
  • Controls: Volume X2, tone X2
  • Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Pickup Switching: Toggle switch
  • Bridge: ABR With Thumbwheels
  • Tuning Machines: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
  • Case: Reissue Brown Hard Case with Pink Fur Lining
  • Accessories: Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity in Binder, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate