I wish I could keep this - such a great investment piece! The flame top is pretty right on - not one that you need to angle just the certain way to see, and not over the top but with consistency across the top of the guitar.
Such a beauty to play as well, with that sound that is immediately identifiable across ages and genres of music.
There is one ding on one corner of the headstock. The original owner must've cursed his or herself for that! But, it absolves you from bearing the responsibility of incurring the first ding! The rest of the guitar is virtually mint with only light signs of handling.
The pickups do seem to have been out of the guitar at one point. A very close look at the solder joints in the control cavity reveal at least movement of one lead form the original solder position, and the bridge pickup PAF sticker has partially flaked off. I looked for the rest of the sticker inside the routing of the guitar and could not find it, so I am assuming that the pickup may have been removed and in the process the PAF decal was damaged. The pickups are plainly original to the guiar as the leads perfectly reach the cavity and both show the same wear (lack thereof). No other solder joints in the electronics were messed with, including the switch and the pickup covers.
All the case candy is there, and the case is in beautiful condition as well.
Weight 8lbs 15oz
neck thickness, 1st fret: .875"
Neck thickness, 12th fret: .985"
Neck pickup: 7.98
Bridge pickup: 8.02
This Limited Run ’59 Les Paul Standard features a Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard, Gloss Finish, bumblebee capacitors, historic-spec wiring and vintage reissue components for the definitive Les Paul playing experience.
The ’59 Les Paul Standard with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard is the most desirable Les Paul, re-created for player and collector alike with a gloss finish, bumblebee capacitors, historic-spec wiring and vintage reissue components that assure 50’s inspired tone. Features include a Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece made to original 50’s specifications for lighter weight and vintage tone and sustain. Custombucker Pickups Custom wound to capture the authentic chime, pluck and growl of a true Gibson Les Paul. The Nitro-Cellulose Finish is Hand-applied, and the non-plasticized lacquer is made to live and breathe with the player and develop a personality as unique as its owner. One-Piece Solid Mahogany body – hand selected for lightweight and quality by Gibson Custom. The Solid Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard insures the ideal player surface for 50’s inspired playability.
Mahogany body, Maple top, Gloss finish, Set-in Mahogany neck, Brazillian Rosewood fingerboard, 22 Standard frets, ’50’s rounded neck shape, Nitrocellulose Lacquer, 2 Custom Gibson humbucking pickups, 3-way switch
Kluson tuners, Tune-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, Chrome hardware
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: nitro
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: ’50s rounded
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: nitro
Material: Brazilian rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Standard
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Neck: Custom humbucking
Bridge: Custom humbucking
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active EQ: No
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split:
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tuning machines: Kluson
Number of strings: 6-string
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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