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At the heart of the Gibson Custom Shop's 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue lies a meticulous dedication to authenticity. This instrument is a testament to the intricate craftsmanship and technological precision, which brings an iconic era of music back to the hands of modern players.
Starting from the top, the guitar features a two-piece flamed maple, known for its distinctive grain and resonance. This is paired with a one-piece lightweight solid mahogany back and sides, offering a warm, sustained tonality. The neck, made of mahogany and complemented by an Indian rosewood fingerboard, carries the signature 50s rounded medium C profile, providing a comfortable and familiar feel.
Cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays grace the fingerboard, a material known for its visual appeal and vintage authenticity. The 24.75" scale length is a nod to the traditional Les Paul specifications, ensuring a playing experience true to its historic counterpart.
From an electronics perspective, the Custombucker Alnico III pickups, both unpotted at the bridge and neck, deliver a sound profile that's both rich and faithful to the original 1959 design. Paired with CTS 500K audio taper potentiometers and paper-in-oil capacitors, the guitar offers an unparalleled clarity and tonal range.
The instrument's finish is the Iced Tea Burst, applied with nitrocellulose lacquer, paired with a VOS treatment for a slightly aged appearance without the wear. Every aspect, from the Kluson Single Line, Single Ring tuning machines to the laminated cellulose acetate butyrate pickguard, jack plate cover, and mounting rings, showcases Gibson's commitment to detail.
- AAA Flamed Maple Top
- Lightweight Solid Mahogany Back
- Period Correct 50's Rounded Medium C Profile
- Period Correct Plastics
- Period Correct Lifton Brown/Pink Case
- Unpotted Alnico III Humbuckers
- Period Correct Medium Jumbo Fretwire
- 1950's No-Tube Truss Rod
- Laser Scanned Replica
|Top Material:||Flamed Maple, 2 Piece|
|Back/Sides Material:||Solid Mahogany, 1-Piece, Lightweight Sort|
|Fingerboard Material:||Indian Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid|
|Body Shape:||Les Paul|
|Neck Profile:||50s Rounded Medium C|
|Tuning Machines:||Kluson Single Line, Single Ring|
|Bridge Pick-up:||Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)|
|Neck Pick-up:||Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)|
|Electronics:||CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors|
|Controls:||2 Volume/2 Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector|
|Bridge:||ABR-1 Bridge with Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar Tailpiece|
|Finish:||Iced Tea Burst, Nitrocellulose Lacquer. VOS|
|Case:||Brown/Pink Reissue 5-Latch|
|Strings:||.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046|
|Truss Rod:||Authentic 1950s No-Tube|
|Pickguard:||Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate|
|Switch Tip:||Amber Catalin|
|Control Knobs:||Gold Butyrate Top Hats|
|Jack Plate Cover:||Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate|
|Mounting Rings:||M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate|