The Gibson Custom Historic '59 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar is as close to owning a coveted '59 Les Paul as you can get - without dipping into some serious savings or winning the lottery. The team at Gibson's Custom Shop have pushed themselves to their limits to create as faithful a rendition of a model from what many believe to have been the pinnacle year in the Les Paul's production - adopted by many a guitar legend including Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton (to name but a few). Employing practices that include forensically analysing the chemical composition of the tiniest parts to be re-engineered with peerless accuracy, the Historic '59 Les Paul Standard is a dream come true for many.
Classic '59 Les Paul
The Gibson Custom Historic '59 Les Paul Standard is shaped to the iconic single-cutaway profile that we've all come to know and love. The body is constructed using lightweight solid mahogany, which establishes the dense midrange tonal foundation expected of a Les Paul. Paired with this is a glorious two-piece figured maple top, which is married to the mahogany using hide glue for reinforcement. The elegant figured maple is protected by a coating of nitrocellulose lacquer to preserve it for years to come, allowing it to age as gracefully as you wish.
Historically accurate neck
Connected to the body via a long tenon joint is a solid mahogany neck, which is also reinforced using hot hide glue. The neck is meticulously carved to an authentic '59 medium C-shape profile to create an exact copy of the original design. The generous 24.75-inch scale length allows the strings to resonate freely whilst emphasising a heartier midrange response. Paired with the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, which is secured using hot hide glue to maximise stability. The fingerboard is home to 22 historic medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with cellulose trapezoid position inlays to guide your way in style.
The recreate the lush tonal palette of the original, a pair of Custombuckers are fitted between the neck and bridge positions. You'll find 2500K CTS volume pots and tone pots for each pickup, with a hand-wire harness with Bumblebee capacitors to guarantee the smoothest attenuation, whilst a Switchcraft pickup selector toggle switch allows you to shift seamlessly between each pickup. Whether you're looking to recreate your favourite rock classics or lay down some new ones, these beauties ensure that your tone is as smooth as you can get.
From the headstock to the end pin, the Historic '58 Les Paul Standard boasts superb hardware across the board. The ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminium tailpiece partner up to anchor each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock bears single-band Kluson deluxe tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully. The pickguard, control knobs, switch tip, switch washer, and jack plate cover are all replica renditions of the original, which complement the body finish with a flourish.
Each model is supplied with a brown/pink lacquered '50s replica case to keep your Gibson Custom Historic '59 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar in pristine condition, wherever your music takes you.
Manufacturer Gibson Model Custom Historic '59 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar Top Material 2-piece Figured Maple Body Material Lightweight Solid Mahogany Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon Neck Profile Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape Scale Length 24.75-inches, 62.865cm Fingerboard Material Solid Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12-inches No. of Frets 22 Frets Historic Medium Jumbo Nut Material Nylon Nut Width 1.687-inches, 42.85mm End of Board Width 2.240-inch, 56.89mm Position Inlays Cellulose Trapezoid Truss Rod '50s Tubeless Hardware Finish Nickel Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 / Lightweight Aluminium Tuning Machines Single Band Kluson Deluxe Pickguard Replica Laminated Acrylic Control Knobs Replica Butyrate Gold Top Hats Switch Tip Replica Catalin Switch Washer Replica Acrylic Jack Plate Cover Replica Laminated Acrylic Active/Passive Passive Pickup Configuration HH Pickups Neck/Bridge: Custombucker Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots
2 500K CTS Tone Pots
Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors
Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Included Accessories Strings: 10-13-17-26-36-46
Brown/Pink Lacquered '50s Replica Case
Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (with/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case)
Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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