Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS - Iced Tea Burst

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The 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard is considered to be the "Holy Grail" of Les Pauls; it's one of the most sought-after electric guitars of all time. This high demand has driven prices for a true vintage '59 through the roof, well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thankfully, it's now easier than ever to own the closest thing possible to a true '59, with the absolutely incredible Gibson Custom Shop '59 Les Paul Standard. Every - and we mean every - detail of an original '59 has been painstakingly recreated to deliver the looks, sound, and feel of a vintage 1959 Les Paul. This R9 is bursting with vintage character. Start with the body: a lightweight mahogany with a figured, two-piece maple top, in the timeless Iced Tea Burst finish. Its hide-glued extended neck tenon provides a remarkable amount of sustain, and perfectly fuses the body and neck. Its bound solid rosewood fingerboard and medium jumbo frets feel great to play along with an authentic '59 "Medium C" neck shape. Plus, Kluson Deluxe tuners, an original-spec non-tubed truss rod, and cellulose trapezoid inlays further its vintage authenticity. And the tone - the tone! We can't say enough about this guitar's Custombucker Alnico III pickups. They are designed to faithfully recreate the much-desired '59 tone, with vintage CTS pots and Bumblebee capacitors that help give it that unmistakable vintage character. From top to bottom, this Custom Shop reissue faithfully executes every aspect of the original’s design, from tone, to in-hand feel and gorgeous vintage aesthetics.


-Body Shape: Les Paul
-Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
-Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
-Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
-Weight Relief: None
-Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

-Material: Solid Mahogany
-Profile: Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
-Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
-Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number Of Frets: 22
-Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
-Nut Material: Nylon
-Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm
-End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm
-Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
-Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

-Finish: Nickel
-Tuner Plating: Nickel
-Bridge: ABR-1
-Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
-Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
-Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
-Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
-Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
-Control Knobs: Gold Butyrate Top Hats
-Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
-Switchwasher: Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Control Covers: Black Royalite
-Strap Buttons: Aluminum
-Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
-Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver

-Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
-Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
-Controls: 2 Volume/2 Tone CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
-Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
-Output Jack: Switchcraft

-Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
-Case: Brown/Pink Reissue 5-Latch
-Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity