Gibson Custom Shop Historic ’59 R9 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue 2018 Royal Teaburst VOS – Mint Condition 9.75/10.
What a guitar! One of the nicest sounding and looking 1959 Les Paul Historic Reissues we’ve had in stock. A widely flamed monster top really sets it off and is one of the largest stripes we’ve seen on a 59 Historic with some stunning 3Dimensional looks to the wood in different lights.
Weighing in at 8.5lbs and being nicely balanced this particular R9 has been played with the utmost care and treasured by its previous owner. Condition wise its an under the bed “case queen” and has been carefully played over the last 4 years or so as far as we can see. It has just the odd sign its been used and thats about it, no dings, scratches, dents or damage. Other than the fact the guitar is “used” the guitars condition is fantastic. If we’re being very critical – the case has a few small marks.
In 2018 Gibson had an exceptional year with the takeover of CEO James Curleigh, with him vowing to do exactly what Gibson does best – make exceptional quality guitars. We believe these years (2018-present) are some of the most historically accurate and nicely finished guitars to ever emerge from the Gibson Custom Shop.
In terms of the ever improving 59 reissues 2018 was a fantastic year with the exact duplication of the neck profile and top carve from an original ’59 Burst called Carmelita. Brazilian Rosewood fretboards were re-introduced with the introduction of all plastics being “True Historic”, featuring accurate profiles, colouration and material composition from original parts using chemical analysis and 3D scanning. The VOS finish is very thin and looks as good as we have ever seen from Gibson. All 2018 guitars feature hot hide glue construction, a historically accurate ’59 wet sanded hand finished top and neck neck carve from “Carmelita” and are fitted with true historic parts, with period correct hardware, electronics and hand wound custombucker 59 PAF pickups.
It has a great vintage look with the VOS finish, gorgeous monster flame maple top and True Historic parts. The tone is pure magic. This one can do it all at 8.5lb and is particularly rich and full sounding while still retaining its clarity. Not to mention its fantastic condition.
1959 is widely considered to be the pinnacle year for Gibson’s mid-century solid body electric guitars, and no 1959 Gibson model is more famous than the sunburst Les Paul Standard. At first a commercial failure, the model was eventually adopted by some the world’s greatest guitarists – Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Billy Gibbons, to name a few. The rarity and celebrity association of the model has pushed the values of original examples into the stratosphere.
Gibson Custom’s 1959 Les Paul Standard is a painstakingly-accurate replica of these highly-valuable guitars rendered in detail so intricate that even the chemical composition of the parts has been scientifically examined and re-engineered – and that’s just one small example. Sonically, visually, and tactilely, owning a 2018 Gibson Custom Historic ’59 Les Paul Standard is as close as one can get to owning a priceless original. Available in four beautiful sunburst variations in Gloss or VOS (vintage patina, shown) finishes. Left-handed models available as well.
Series: Gibson Custom Historic Collection
Body Style: Les Paul
Back: Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body
Top: 2 Piece Figured Maple Top
Weight relief: None
Neck: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck profile: Authentic ‘59 Medium C-Shape
Nut width: 1.687”, 42.85mm
Fingerboard: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Scale length: 24.75”, 62.865cm
Number of frets: 22
Inlay: Cellulose Trapezoid
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum
Knobs: Replica Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Tuners: Single Band Kluson Deluxe
Neck pickup: Custombucker
Bridge pickup: Custombucker
Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Finishes available: Royal Teaburst VOS (available in Left-Handed),
Royal Teaburst Gloss (available in Left-Handed)
All case candy and certificate of authenticity is included as pictured.
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!
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