2017 Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice # 38 1960 Les Paul Prototype # 1 Owned by Drew Berlin
An Uncanny Replica of an Original Early ‘60’s Burst
The earliest 1960 Les Pauls were essentially 1959 Bursts, featuring the same beefy neck profile, thin sunburst finish and, in the case of the rarest of them like the ‘Chicken Shack ‘Burst’, a highly figured maple top. Collector’s Choice #38 is a striking replica of original serial #0 0205, a well-known vintage Burst among those early 1960 Les Pauls built to 1959 specs. Drew Berlin, one of its proud owners, refers to these as ‘double 0s’ and has worked extensively with Gibson Custom to help recreate one of the most visually and sonically amazing guitars in the Collector’s Choice range. The guitar was owned and played by Stan Webb, who founded the band Chicken Shack in 1965 and played this Burst live through the 1980s, before it was sold to Vic DaPra in the early ‘90s and shipped to America. Its eye-popping flame maple top and powerful bluesy tone caught the attention of players, collectors and publishers alike. It’s been featured in The Beauty of the Burst, Sunburst Alley and, most recently, Burst Believers III. It’s now offered in a very limited run that will be determined by the availability of qualifying (and very intense) flamed maple required to create it.
Plastics: True Historic plastics for authentic ‘50’s detail
Top and Neck: Double-carved top and neck
Finish: Thin, wet-sanded nitro finish
Figured Maple: Dramatically figured top to match the original
Fingerboard Binding: Rolled by hand for a smooth feel
Playing Wear: Hand aged to catpure “Chicken Shack’s” unique personality
Pickups: DiMarzio Double Cream Humbuckers
Peghead Detail: “Broken” edges for the correct smooth vintage feel
Construction Techniques: 50s-era hide-glue construction
Historic Truss Rod: A tubeless ‘50s-era truss rod
Model Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice # 38 1960 Les Paul Prototype
Builder Gibson Custom Shop
Body Type Solid Body
Top Wood Flame Maple
Body Wood Mahogany
Finish Type Thin, wet-sanded nitro finish
Finish Color 'Chicken Shack Burst'
Binding Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Carve 1959 Les Paul
Scale Length 24.75''
Neck Dimensions 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Neck Radius 12''
Nut Width 1.687"
Inlays Aged Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
Headstock 1959 True Historic Thin Head Veneer
Neck Pickup DiMarzio-Double Cream
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio-Double Cream
Pickguard 59 True Historic-Mulit-Laminate Acrylic
Bridge ABR With Thumbwheels
Tuners Kluson Deluxe Single Band
Case 2 Volume/2 Tone, 3-Way Switchcraft
Weight 7.95 Pounds (7 lbs 15 oz)
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