Here is one of the finest Les Pauls, and indeed electric guitars available. Made in the USA Custom Shop, this is a reissue of the holy grail 1959 Les Paul, finished in beautiful Iced Tea Burst.
A painfully meticulous recreation of a legendary instrument, nothing you can say really does this guitar justice - an astounding instrument. A thing of beauty to look at, hold, play and hear.
The 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed ’59 Burst in every detail, and in this case is presented in superb Iced Tea Burst, with Gibson's gloss finish rather than the more common VOS.
While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed—its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue—the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel. These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye.
Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.Number Of Frets 22 Scale Length 24.75" Nut Width 1.687" Fingerboard Radius 12" Body Style Single Cutaway Neck Type Mortise & Tenon Neck Wood Mahogany Body Wood Mahogany Top Figured Maple Pickup Configuration H-H Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker Neck Pickup Custom Bucker Bridge Type ABR-1 Tuning Machines Vintage Style Orientation Right-Handed Other Features Carved Top with Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Back