Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS - Iced Tea (106)
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While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed -- its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue -- the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel. These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specifications. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye offered in VOS and Gloss.
Gibson Custom's Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late '50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF "bite." These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar's volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing "woman tone" when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson's state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.
The '59 Les Paul VOS has a carved Maple top and solid, non-weight relieved Mahogany back with a 1-piece Mahogany neck with a Hide Glue Neck-Fit and long neck tenon. It also has a 50's rounded profile with a Rosewood fingerboard. This historic guitar also has the Aniline Dye that results in a superior wood grain presentation and depth of color. Truss Rod assembly (no tubing) and the ABR-1 bridge with the lightweight aluminum tailpiece, the guitar also has the gold top hat knobs with dial pointers. The pickups on the '59 VOS are the Custom Bucker pickups with 2 volume and 2 tone controls with the "bumblebee" capacitors and a three-way switch with an amber toggle cap
- One-piece rosewood fingerboards
- Aniline Dye
- Kluson Deluxe machine heads
- Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
- - Custom Buckers
- Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
- Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
2014 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar
Top: Carved Maple Top
Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
Profile: Early '50s Rounded
Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Species: One-piece Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.75"
Binding: Single-ply Cream
Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
Angle: 17 Degrees
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
Model: Kluson Deluxe
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Type: ABR-1 bridge
Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Control Plate Cover: Black
Strings: .010 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Neck Position: Custom Bucker
Bridge Position: Custom Bucker
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Treatment: Period-Correct Aniline Dye
Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
Weight: 8lbs 15oz.
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