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Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #14 1960 Les Paul Waddy "Wachtel 'Burst'" Aged w/Bigsby - Sunburst (026)

By Gibson Custom Shop

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  • Weight: 9.2 lbs
    Collector's Choice™ #14 1960 Les Paul "Waddy Wachtel"

    The Collector’s Choice™ series from Gibson Custom brings to life specific vintage Les Pauls from the collections of noted ’Burst aficionados, with the kinds of painstaking details only possible thanks to the intimate hands-on access afforded by these guitars’ current owners. Right from the late 1960s, through his work with Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, James Taylor and the Rolling Stones, Waddy Wachtel became rock’s best-known sideman and session player—a household name amid a crowd usually not seen in the spotlight. It is with extreme pride and great pleasure, therefore, that we present Collector’s Choice™ #14 1960 Les Paul aka “Waddy Wachtel Burst”. Selected by Waddy in 1968 from Stephen Stills’s extensive collection, this prized guitar has been with him through countless hits and sold-out tours.

    “When I picked it up and my hand went around the neck, it felt like time had stopped for the moment,” Waddy says of his first encounter with this special 1960 Les Paul. “I decided that this guitar I was holding was most definitely ‘The One.’ The sound of my 1960 Sunburst is incomparable.” In a run of no more than 300 guitars (with qualifying materials determining the final number), Gibson Custom is re-creating the “Waddy Wachtel ’Burst” in every glorious, revealing detail. From its thin and superbly comfortable 1960 neck profile to its entrancing soft Lemonburst finish, to its precisely recreated PAF humbuckers, to the added Bigsby™ vibrato, capturing every nuance of tone, feel, and hand-aged appearance. Collector’s Choice™ #14 gives you a chance to own a singular and legendary guitar that would ordinarily be far out of reach of the average player. Reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson Custom dealer, while examples of the “Waddy Wachtel ’Burst” are still available.

    BODY
    LEGENDARY LES PAUL TONE GENERATED FROM SOLID ONE-PIECE MAHOGANY BODY WITH CARVED MAPLE TOP.

    CLASSIC PICKUPS
    CUSTOM BUCKERS CONSTRUCTED TO THE EXACT SPECS OF THE ORIGINALS TO REPRODUCE ITS STUNNINGLY CLEAR TONE.

    MAJOR VIBE
    NICKEL-PLATED TUNE-O-MATIC BRIDGE AND BIGSBY™ VIBRATO TAILPIECE.

    SLIM NECK
    A PERFECT RECREATION OF THE FAST, SLIM ’60S NECK PROFILE MAKES IT A LEAD PLAYER’S DREAM.

    LEMONBURST
    THE ENTRANCING LEMONBURST FINISH IS FADED TO AN ACCURATE RE-CREATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

    AGING GRACEFULLY
    METICULOUS HAND-AGING MATCHES THE CHARACTER EARNED BY A MUCH-PLAYED LES PAUL THROUGH A UNIQUE CAREER.

    Body
    Top Unique Figured Maple
    Back Genuine Mahogany
    Binding 0.90" Cream Reissue
    Adhesive Franklin TitebondBody
    Neck
    Species Mahogany Neck/Maple Spline
    Truss Rod Reissue Truss Rod
    Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)Neck
    Neck Fit
    Joint Mortise & Tenon
    Adhesive Hide Glue
    Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"Neck Fit
    Fingerboard
    Species Indian Rosewood
    Radius 12"
    Binding .040" Cream Reissue
    Inlays Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
    Nut/E.O.B 1.700 / 2.075
    Adhesive Hide GlueFingerboard
    Nut
    Material Bone
    Width 1.700
    Slots Gibson PLEK SystemNut
    Headstock
    Inlay Reissue, Holly with Gibson Pearl Inlay
    Truss Rod Cover Vintage
    Angle 17 DegreesHeadstock
    Tuners
    Model Schaller Side Mount
    Tuning Ratio 12:01
    Plating Nickel / AgedTuners
    Bridge
    Type Chrome Gotoh Tune-o-matic
    Plating NickelBridge
    Tailpiece
    Type Aluminum B5 Bigsby
    Finish AluminumBridge
    Hardware
    Pickguard Reissue Cream
    Knobs Gold Top Hats
    Toggle Switch Washer Cream Toggle Washer
    Pickup Mounting Rings Cream
    Strings .010 - .046
    Strap Buttons Dunlop Dual End PinsHardware
    Pickups
    Neck Position Custom Bucker
    Bridge Position Custom BuckerPickups
    Electronics
    Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls
    2 Tone Controls
    Capacitors Bumble Bee
    Toggle Switch Three-Way
    Output Jack Traditional ¼”Electronics
    Finish
    Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer Waddy Wachtel 'Burst'
    Case
    Type Hardshell, Custom Shop
    Exterior Brown Pleather
    Interior Red Fur
    Additional Materials
    Certificate of Authenticity Yes
    Additional Materials Custom Shop Case, Collector's Choice Certificate of Authenticity, Extra Switch Plate
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