Gibson 1959 LP Standard Vos It Electric Guitar Custom Shop

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Gibson 1959 LP Standard Vos It Electric Guitar Custom Shop

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As close to an original '58 as you can get.

While all 1958-60 Les Pauls are among the most sought-after electric guitars ever made, the 59 Burst is often considered among aficionados to be the creme de la creme 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 Bursts production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibsons 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.While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breedits solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissuethe guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfort

Technical specifications:

  • The most accurate re-creation of the original 1959 Les Paul to date
  • Every detail meticulously re-created to give you the look, sound, and feel of a vintage '59 model
  • Vintage non-weight-relieved mahogany body with hand-carved, bookmatched maple top
  • 1959 rounded neck attached with '50s-style long neck tenon
  • Fine details include vintage-style tulip tuners in a straight line, holly-head veneer headstock, and original acrylic trapezoid block inlay shape
  • Hide-glued mahogany neck, with extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
  • Vintage CTS potentiometers and bumble bee capacitors coupled with CustomBucker pickups for dead-on vintage PAF tone
  • Period-correct Aniline dye body and neck
  • Hardshell case included
Manufacture
Gibson

The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.

Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

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