Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic ’59 R9 1959 Les Paul Standard RI 2015 Faded Tobacco VOS


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Gibson Custom Shop ’59 Les Paul Standard R9 1959 Historic Reissue 2015 Faded Tobacco VOS – Excellent Condition 9.5/10.

This particular R9 has been carefully played over the last 10 years as far as we can see. It has just the odd sign its been used and thats it, no significant 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 and bouncing the light off the back of the guitar there are some very very minor marks as you’d expect on a used guitar.

In 2015 Gibson had a good year with solid Rosewood fingerboards, historically accurate Aniline dyes, no sleeve truss rods and custombucker PAFs with bumblebee capacitors. All the usual features carried over including exact duplication of the neck profile and top carve from an original ’59 Burst along with the long neck tenon, lightweight tailpiece, lightweight 1 piece body and neck. The finish is very thin and looks as good as we have ever seen from Gibson. All 2015 guitars feature hot hide glue construction, a historically accurate ’59 hand finished top and neck carve and are fitted with historic parts, with period correct hardware and electronics.

This one has a really nice top and very in-keeping with the period of the more subtle flame tops. Its a nice wide, ribbon flame with some absolutely gorgeous marbling to it. Looks much more like the original guitars rather than the massively wide crazy flame tops you sometimes see on these, very traditional and in-keeping whilst exceptionally beautiful. It is very 3D with tons of movement (also making it very difficult to photograph!) All woods are hand selected and graded with tight grain and marbling as you’d expect on the very best in the Gibson line.

It has a great vintage look and looks highly accurate with the VOS finish, gorgeous maple top and Historic parts. The tone is pure magic. This one can do it all and is particularly rich and full sounding while still retaining its clarity, not to mention its fantastic condition.

Specification below:


– Carved figured maple top, hand sanded.
– Sunrise Teaburst VOS finish, Aniline dyes.
– Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
– Single-ply cream binding
– Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
– Aged nickel hardware
– ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece

Neck and Headstock
– One-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
– “No Sleeve” Trussrod
– 22-fret one piece rosewood fingerboard Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
– Single-ply cream binding
– 1959 rounded neck profile, hand sanded.
– 24-3/4 inch scale length
– 1-11/16″ nut width
– Holly headstock veneer
– Vintage tulip tuners


– CustomBucker 1 (rhythm) and CustomBucker 2 (treble) handwound pickups
– CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
– 2 volume and 2 tone controls
– 3-way selector switch

Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!

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