Gibson Custom Shop ’59 Les Paul Standard R9 1959 Historic Reissue 1995 Heritage Cherry Sunburst – Excellent Condition 9.5/10.
If your jaw isn’t already on the floor this particular R9 has been well cared for. It has been lovingly played carefully and put back only to sit under the bed for a few years. The re-fret with period correct spec vintage wire is one of the only signs the guitar has been used and thats it, no significant dings, scratches, dents or damage. The only mark we can see is from the old case on the binding around the 5th fret. More images can be provided via our website contact form. The re-fret is the neatest we’ve ever seen. Other than the fact the guitar is “used” the guitars condition is excellent considering it is 27years old.
These early custom shop guitars are re-known amongst collectors as using some of the best woods money can buy and they are rarely seen for sale, not to mention a solid investment. The custom shop program began in 1993 so this is a very early example with very few of these built in the early years.
This one has an unbelievable top and is very inkeeping with the early custom shop ethos of “nothing but the best”. It is very 3D and highly unique, probably the flamiest Les Paul we’ve ever seen with tons of movement (also making it very difficult to photograph!). All woods are hand selected and graded with tight grain and highly flamed as you’d expect on the very best in the Gibson line.
It has a great looks and sounds superb with its gorgeous AAAA maple cap and early Historic parts. The tone is pure magic. It is particularly rich and full sounding while still retaining its clarity and is in fantastic condition. The guitar is supplied with a later Gibson Historic pink lined lifton case. The original is sadly long gone but these are very easy to source should you want an original.
The Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Series is a painstaking re-creation of the original 1959 Les Paul. The only major change to the Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter jumbo frets which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Green began to discover the fat, warm voice of the ’59 Standard. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Standard as the quintessential guitar in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.
Using a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and modern technology, the luthiers of the Custom Shop painstakingly reproduce the key elements that define cool, vintage instrument-stunning looks, flawless playability, and unsurpassed tone.
1995 Historic Specifications:
– Deep neck joint.
– Thin Holly head veneer.
– Silk screened les paul logo.
– Correct pickup routing.
– Les Paul aged inlay.
– 57 Classic pickups.
– Kluson replica tuners.
– Vintage letter styled serial#.
– “Historic collection” decal on the back of the headstock removed.
– Indian rosewood fingerboard.
– “AAAA” grade soft maple top.
– Regular gibson usa brown case.
– Regular early 90s style cherry sunburst.
– Cherry sunburst and heritage darkburst”
– Historic parts; only pickguard, pickup rings, trussrod cover.
– Regular gibson usa white pearloid inlay.
– “AAAA” grade soft maple top.
– Darker transparent orangy cherry sunburst. (1994-1996)
– 1995-2002 both Eastern and Western Maple used for tops
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!
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