While all 1958-’60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the ’59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the crème de la crème of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish. Guitars from that first year of the Burst’s production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibson’s craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed ’59 Burst in every detail, and presents it in your choice of VOS finishes: Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst. Gloss: Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst.
Other features include:
Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple Body Wood: Solid Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany Neck Neck Shape: 59 Rounded Fingerboard: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12" Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoids Frets: 22 Scale Length: 24.75" Width at Nut: 1 11/16" Frets: 22 Headstock: Holly Veneer Binding: Slightly Darker Single-Ply Cream on Top and Neck Pickups: 2 Custom Buckers Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone; 3-way Toggleswitch with Thin Washer & Jackplate Hardware : Nickel Bridge: ABR-1 Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tuners: Kluson "Deluxe" COA: Included Case: Gibson Custom Hardshell 8 lbs 9 oz #942097
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