Serial number 9-0629 (aka "Goldie") is an instrument that presents several of the most desirable aspects of these highly sought-after electric guitars. Crafted with close analysis of the original by Gibson Custom, including digital scanning and measurement from every conceivable perspective, "Goldie" totally embodies the spirit of the Collector's Choice series by recreating this original individual '59 Les Paul in as near-to-perfect detail as is humanly possible. As such, the instrument presents a rare opportunity for players and collectors alike: a precise reincarnation of the look, tone, and feel of one of the world's most elusive electric guitars. This gorgeous example is finished in Vintage Cherry Gloss & is number 025 in the series.
Cosmetic Condition: Very clean with the exception of a small finish chip in the bottom of the body & some mild surface scratches. Overall the guitar is in excellent, practically new condition.
Neck: Nicely rounded, one-piece mahogany neck with cream binding & tortoise side-dots. Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl trapezoid inlays. Frets are in great shape with no wear. Gibson Deluxe tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod is in perfect working condition.
Body: One-piece mahogany back with hand-selected, flame maple top in Vintage Cherry with a Gloss finish. Lightweight aluminum Stopbar tailpiece and ABR-1 bridge. Single-ply cream pickguard & jackplate. Guitar weighs 8 lbs 9.2 oz.
Electronics: Burstbucker #3 and Burstbucker #1 pickups in the neck and bridge. Neck - 7.59K ohms; Bridge - 8.47K ohms. Dual volume & tone controls with gold "top hat" knobs. 3-way toggle switch & "bumble bee" caps. All electronics are in perfect working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with COA & hang tags.