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Like owning Rick’s Original ‘59 LP, Approved by Rick Nielsen, Vintage feelGibson Custom is proud to announce the Limited release of the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard, a precise replica of the ‘Burst that has been Rick’s favorite stage and studio guitar since he acquired it over a quarter of a century ago. From the start, the foundation of one of rock and roll’s most lasting legacies has been Rick Nielsen. The guitarist, writer and seemingly endless source of energy is known to the masses for his songsmith’s prowess and guitar skills on stage and in the studio with Cheap Trick, but to guitarists, there’s a whole other level of Rick’s expertise. To those who love guitars and love to collect them, Rick is an authority on the instrument itself, known the world over as one of the most ambitious and knowledgeable guitar collectors.For the last 25 years, an original 1959 Les Paul has been along for the ride, flying precariously through the air in the hands of Rick Nielsen, who hasn’t spent much time without it since the two found each other a quarter century ago. He’s become so attached to the original that he insists on bringing it on the road, a demand that his road crew isn’t too thrilled about. “It’s a valuable guitar, so it takes up most of our insurance rider coverage,” Rick observes with a laugh.So that Rick can travel with the authentic look, tone, and feel of his original, and so that a few players and collectors can enjoy an ownership experience to rival Rick’s own, Gibson Custom has worked directly with Rick and his original 1959 Les Paul to replicate his original at a level of detail so fine that Rick himself put the prototype and the original side by side and declared the results “remarkable.“Crafted to True Historic Specifications and offered in two finish options (Aged and Vintage Gloss), and with the first 50 hand-signed by the artist himself, the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard is available on a limited basis, with qualifying materials ultimately determining the size of the run. True Historic Plastics and Details: Fanatical levels of attention to detail create a precise replica of Rick Nielsen’s ownDouble-Carved Top and Neck: Hand-sanded for final profile, retaining the original’s unique shapeThin, Wet-Sanded Nitro finish: Wet-sanded for a lush, deep finishTrue Historic Pickup Covers: Recreations based on extensive study of original 50’s partsHand-Aged Finish: Captures the life and times of the original in authentic detailSpecially-Wound Custom Bucker PAFs: Tone matched to Rick Nielsen’s original ‘59"Broken” Edges Throughout: Soft radiuses on body and incredible playability at the fretboard50s-era Hide-Glue Construction: Genuine vintage Gibson craft standardAniline Dye: The deep, lush finish of an original 1959 Les Paul Standard

Model: Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Rick Nielsen's 1959 Les Paul Replicated Aged Amber Burst
Builder: Gibson Custom Shop
Year: 2016
Body Type: Solid Body
Finish Type: Thin, Wet-Sanded Nitro finish
Finish Color: Amber Burst
Aging: Aged
Back Finish: Thin, Wet-Sanded Nitro finish
Binding: Historic Reissue Cream
Neck Carve: 1959 Les Paul
Scale Length: 24.75''
Neck Dimensions: .900'' - 1.0''
Neck Radius: 12''
Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.687''
Nut Material: Nylon
Neck Finish: Thin, Wet-Sanded Nitro finish
Inlays: Trapezoid
Headstock: 1959 True Historic Thin Head Veneer with Pearl "Gibson" Inlay
Neck Pickup: Gibson Custom Shop Specially-Wound Custom Bucker PAF
Bridge Pickup: Gibson Custom Shop Specially-Wound Custom Bucker PAF
Pickguard: 59 True Historic-Mulit-Laminate Acrylic
Hardware: 59 True Historic
Bridge: ABR With Thumbwheels
Tuners: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Controls: 2 Volume Knobs, 2 Tone Knobs, 3-way toggle pickup selector
Extras: Artist COA Signed by Rick Nielsen and held in a Standard Binder
Wild West Guitars

Wild West Guitars

2016
Gibson
Near Mint
Amber Burst
Wild West Guitars
Wild West Guitars
626-507-5575
Pasadena, California
11:34 AM
Monday Thru Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Wild West Guitars uses FedEx to insure prompt delivery to your door. We offer FREE shipping for all online shopping cart orders within the continental US! Most items are shipped via Ground Service, but special arrangements can be made if you have unique requirements. We also ship World Wide to most International locations however some items we are not permitted to ship outside the USA. Need it quick? For a nominal charge we can ship 1 Day, 2 Day, or 3 Day Express. Online purchases currently allow for Regular or 2 Day shipping options. Call us at 1-951-369-7888, or contact us if you have any special shipping requirements or questions.

At Wild West Guitars we want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may simply return it. At Wild West Guitars we give you a 48-hour approval period. Below are the guidelines associated with our return policy. Return arrangements for online orders must be made within 14 days of receipt, or 48 hours in the case of phone and in-person purchases. All refunds will be less shipping costs both ways and applicable credit card fees. You may use your refund for full store credit on another "In Stock" item. If you choose a refund there will be a 10% re-stocking fee. The returning item must have an RA number given to you by a Wild West Guitars representative. Any item being returned without an RA number or verbal approval over the phone will be refused. The returning item must be shipped back in the same manner which it was received. If there is any damage to the item due to insufficient packing the return will be refused and no refund will be issued. All returns must be insured for the full amount of the purchase price. We will not accept a return if the item has been modified in any way. Returns are not accepted on any layaway items. Layaways are final sales and will be treated as such. Exchange for credit on another "In Stock" item is acceptable. "In Stock" item is any item physically in the store and ready to ship. All Layaway and Custom Orders require a 20% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. Layaways should not extend more than 30 days from first processed transaction unless a payment schedule has been approved. Returns are not accepted on any custom orders. A credit towards in stock item can be applied. Returns will not be accepted on any in store purchases. All in store purchases are final. Returns will not be accepted on closeout, discontinued, or sale items. Any of these purchases are final sales. Each sale is handled on a case by case basis. An Important Note About Credit Card Fraud Wild West Guitars values it's customers. Therefore, to protect consumers, we verify all on-line credit card purchases, and vigorously pursue all fraudulent attempts to purchase merchandise with stolen or unauthorized credit cards. We work closely with local, state, and Federal agencies under the auspices of the Computer Crime Act of 1986 - so, if you order something using a stolen credit card, it will be discovered and forwarded to the proper authorities.