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Hold – Used – Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Gloss – Abilene Sunset Burst PSL (2017)

Serial Number: #971655

While all 1958-’60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the ’59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the crème de la crème of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish. Guitars from that first year of the Burst’s production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibson’s craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed ’59 Burst in every detail.

Other specifications Include:

  • Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple attached with Hot Hide Glue
  • Body Wood: Solid Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany
  • Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Neck Shape: Early ’50s Rounded
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood attached with Hot Hide Glue
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoids
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
  • Frets: 22
  • Headstock: True Historic Pegged Veneer
  • Binding: Single-Ply Cream on Top and Hand filed rolled Fingerboard Binding
  • Pickups: 2 Custom Buckers
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
  • Hardware : Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
  • Tuners: Kluson “Deluxe”
  • Unique Features:     Vintage Accurate Plastic Parts
  • Case: Gibson Custom Hardshell
  • COA: Included
  • CSLPSTDPSL12007
  • 8 lbs 12 oz
  • #971655

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