Gibson Custom Shop Historic ’59 R9 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue 2017 Heritage Cherry Sunburst VOS – Excellent Condition 9.5/10.
What a guitar! One of the nicest sounding and looking 1959 Les Paul Historic Reissues we’ve had in stock. A subtle flamed top really sets it off and is one of the more accurate looking flame patterns 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 great with only the tiniest laquer scratch on the high E string from a string change. It is only visible in certain lights. It has been carefully played over the last 5 years or so as far as we can see. It has just the odd sign its been used and thats about it, no significant dings, scratches, dents or damage. Other than the fact the guitar is “used” the guitars condition is excellent. If we’re being very critical – the case has a few small marks.
In 2017 Gibson had an exceptional year with Gibson doing exactly what Gibson does best – make exceptional quality guitars. We believe these years (2017-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 2017 was a fantastic year with the exact duplication of the neck profile and top carve from an original ’59 Burst. Rosewood fretboards were re-introduced with the introduction of all plastics being “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 2017 guitars feature hot hide glue construction, a historically accurate ’59 wet sanded hand finished top and neck neck carve and are fitted with 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 flame maple top and 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.
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: Cherry Sunburst VOS (available in Left-Handed)
Case: Brown 5 latch
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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