The Prized '59 Burst of a Major Japanese Star

Japanese rock star Tamio Okuda's prized original '59 Les Paul is beautifully re-created with distinctive dish and neck carve, Historic truss rod, and gently faded sunburst finish. Historic Long Neck Tenon; Vintage 50's Tone and Sustain Made to original 50's specifications to deliver authentic vintage tone and sustain.Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece Made to original 50's specifications for lighter weight and vintage tone and sustain.57 Classic Pickup Set Selected and matched based on analysis of Tamio's original to capture its tone. Available in Aged and VOS FinishesOne of the few Collector's Choice to be offered in both Aged and VOS Finishes. 9-1165 Neck Profile Based on digital analysis of the original and approved by Tamio Okuda to allow a few more players to experience an otherwise untouchable guitar.

Series: Collector's Choice #29

Model: 1959 Les Paul

Body: Mahogany (1 Piece)

Top: Plain Maple 

Top Mount: (Franklin Titebond) 

Body Binding: Single Bound, Historic Reissue Cream

Finish: Aged Sunburst (Hand Aged Nitro Cellulose)

Neck: Mahogany (1Piece)

Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood

Radius: 12"

Scale: 24.75"

Fretboard Inlay: Trapezoid (Aged Nitrocellulose)

Binding: .040 Historic Reissue Cream

Side Dots: Tortoise Shell

Neck Profile: 1959 Les Paul Tamio (.900"/1st, 1.0"/12th)

Peg Head: 1959 Profile

Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees

Inlay: Pearl

Neck Joint Angle: 4 Degrees

Neck Fit: Hot Hide Glue

Nut: 1.687" Nylon 

Neck Pickup: 57 Classic (True Historic Cover)

Bridge Pickup: 57 Classic  (True Historic Cover)

Tuning Keys: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band (Nickel Plated Steel)

Bridge: ABR With Thumbwheels (Zinc Surrounded by a Die Casting Alloy) Nickel Plated

Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum (Non-Compensated) Nickel Plated

Jack Plate: 59 Historic, ABS

Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pick Guard: 59 Historic

Truss Rod Cover: 59 Historic

Knobs: Historic Gold Top Hats w/Dial Pointers

Switch Washer: Historic Cream

Pickup Rings: Historic Cream

Back Plates: Reissue Les Paul .09 Black Royalite

Case: Reissue Les Paul, Brown with Pink Fur

COA: Custom Shop Collector's Choice Certificate of Authenticity in Binder, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate




Lark Guitars

Lark Guitars

Gibson Custom Shop
Brand New
Lark Guitars
San Antonio, Texas
11:11 PM

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