Here is a pre-owned Gibson Custom Shop Music Zoo Exclusive '59 Reissue with a fully roasted body, neck, and maple top. These guitars were showstoppers when they originally came through our doors, so we were very happy to receive this one back in used (and still in overall excellent condition) to find it a new home. The guitar sounds fantastic, and has no dents or dings to ruin the appearances. Includes the original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
Go ahead; tweak the finishes to be as thin as possible, swap your pickups for the closest to the original PAFâ€™s, use the purest nickel strings you can find. Do you know what weâ€™ve all been leaving out in the chase to reach the holy grain of tones? The wood. The woods used in original 1950â€™s Gibson Les Pauls (and many other vintage guitars of that stature) were made from trees that were from old growths forests â€“ trees that were already 100â€™s of years old, if not more. These woods were sturdy, and had matured long enough for the excess moisture to dry away. An ingredient that was essential in the tone of the guitars that we all know and lust after.
Flash forward to 2015, after years of Historic Reissues and most recently the excellent True Historics â€“ The Music Zoo and the Gibson Custom Shop have worked together to bring you the new Music Zoo Exclusive Roasted Reissue â€™59 Les Paul. These guitars are True Historic Les Pauls whose wood (mahogany, maple, and rosewood) have undergone a thermal treatment process. This process takes all of the excess moisture out of the wood, giving the wood increased durability in weather changes, dimensional stability (reduced chances of swelling or shrinking), gives the wood a beautiful brown color. On a molecular level â€“ the roasted wood is almost identical to that of 350 year old lumber: the same lumber used in those original vintage Les Pauls. Last but not least, the process is entirely green. There are no additives, chemicals, or anything artificial that is being used in the roasting process.
Add in these qualities of the roasted wood to all the specs that come with the Gibson True Historic Series, and youâ€™ve got one hell of a Les Paul. The articulation and punch of these guitars have to be heard. Thereâ€™s a roundness that the treatment gives to the wood where the bass sits just right, the treble on both neck and bridge pickup cut but arenâ€™t shrill, and call us vainâ€¦but we love the way the brown tint of the wood comes through the burst finishes and shows off the figuring and grain even more so than usual. The weights of these guitars are also all extremely comfortable, and most are coming in around the mid 8lbs mark. The Music Zoo Exclusive Roasted Reissue â€™59 Les Paul â€“ try one and see for yourself.
Customers ordering merchandise via phone/internet may use all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), Personal Check (must clear account before we ship), Cashier's Check, Money Order, Paypal, and Bank Wire Transfer (coordinates provided upon request). Using a credit card or Paypal? You can purchase and checkout immediately through the website. For in-store sales we accept all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), Cashier's Check, Money Order, Gift Certificate, and Good Old Fashioned Cash. To put a higher-value guitar or amp on hold for 30 days, we require a $500 deposit (refundable). To layaway lower priced items, contact us. We will work something out with you. To order a guitar that is not in stock, or, a custom piece, the deposit must be at least $500 or 20% of the total, whichever is greater, and is non-refundable.
The Music Zoo will ship your guitar, amplifier, pedal, or accessories right to your door. All orders over $100 placed through the website qualify for free shipping*! We ship worldwide using FedEx and United States Parcel Service (USPS). Some manufacturers do not allow us to sell outside of the United States. Please contact us for more information on restricted brands if you live outside the U.S. All shipments within New York State are subject to sales tax. Ships Within 24 Hours When you see this on our website, the product you're looking at is in stock and ready to ship immediately. As long as we receive your order before 3pm, we usually have no trouble getting it out the door the same day. If for some reason there is a delay processing your order, we will contact you right away.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from The Music Zoo! We pride ourselves on providing customer service that is among the best in the industry and we will work hard to make sure you are happy. If you need to return your purchase for any reason, please contact one of our sales associates to let us know before shipping your order back. Make sure you include all the contents of your original order including things like warranty cards, hang tags, tremolo arms, and power adaptors. Be sure to carefully re-pack your item for return using the original packing materials. New Items: Get 14 Day Approval on all new items! No reason needed to make a return, just let us know within two weeks that you'd like to send your item(s) back. Items such as earbuds, mouthpieces, harmonicas, software, CDs and DVDs, drumsticks, drumheads, clothing/footwear, polish/cleaners, polishing cloths, and books must be un-opened and un-used to be eligible for return. All items must arrive back to The Music Zoo in like new condition. Used Items: We maintain a great selection of used and vintage guitars. We do our best to describe each instrument in full and provide high resolution images of all items to help in the buying process. To that end, used items carry a 72 Hour Approval period only. You'll have a few days with your recently purchased used instrument to ensure it's the one for you. No reason needed to make a return if you choose to do so, just let us know within the approval window.