Gibson Custom Collectors Choice #1 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar (pre-owned)
Model - Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #1 1959 Les Paul Standard
Colour - Butterscotch
Weight - 8lbs 12.4oz.
Serial - CC 01V 118
Year - 2010 (Ltd Edition)
Case - Gibson Custom Hard Shell
Condition - Excellent. Some very minor wear on the back. Complete with all case candy and Custom Certificate.
Gibson Collectors Choice #1 Features...
Here we have something very special!
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The Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice Program endeavors to work with passionate collectors to reproduce some of the finest examples from their collection. This opens up so many wonderful opportunities to showcase these rare and amazing instruments, some known and many unknown - giving the fans of these instruments the opportunity to get a Custom Shop limited number reproduction of these gems.
The Gibson Collectors Choice #1 Melvyn Franks 1959 Les Paul - an incredible reproduction from the private collection of Melvyn Franks. For those who don't know, Franks was lucky enough to purchase an original 1959 Les Paul Burst - a fine instrument once belonging to Gary Moore and Peter Green, and a piece he was thrilled to have among his collection!
As with every reproduction of an existing model, the Gibson Custom Shop has painstakingly turned over every stone to properly recreate the guitar in as exacting detail as possible. This includes the out of phase middle position tone, the missing silver inserts on the top two tophat control knobs, the reversed neck pickups (with adjustable pole pieces facing the bridge) and the accurate neck shape, complete with accurate aging.
In addition, the Collectors Choice #1 captures all the historically accurate details that make a Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul the most accurate reproduction of the Burst ever produced. Details such as the deep-set long neck tenon, correct body top binding in the cutaway, accurate BurstBucker PAF-humbucking pickup reproductions, rounded 59 neck profile, and 17-degree back-angled headstock all give this guitar the feel and tone of the real deal.
Produced in strictly limited numbers! The Melvyn Franks 1959 Les Paul is treated to Gibson's VOS process, protected in a Custom Shop hardshell case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Gibson Collectors Choice #1 1959 Les Paul Specification...
Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple
Back: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Binding: .090, Cream
Body Type: Non-Chambered
Body Average Weight: 6.5lbs
Body Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck Species: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Melvyn Franks 59
Neck Truss Rod: Traditional
Neck Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
Neck Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck Fit Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Neck Fit Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck Fit Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 Inch
Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
Radius: 12 Inch
Fingerboard Inlays: Aged Acrylic Trapezoid
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687
Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Logo: Gibson logo with Les Paul Model Silkscreened in Gold
Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped Molded
Tuner Model: Nickel Sperzels
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Bridge Type: ABR-1 Nickel Plated w/Nickel Thumbwheels-2 Bass,1 Treble
Bridge Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy
Bridge Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece Type: Stop Bar
Tailpiece Material: Aluminum
Tailpiece Plating: Nickel
Knobs: 2 Gold Top Hat with Volume and Tone Inserts, 2 Gold Top Hats w/No Inserts
Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Neck Pickup: BB #3 Wired Out of Phase
Bridge Pickup: BB #2
Magnet Material: Proprietary
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
Toggle Switch: Vintage Three-way with Vintage Toggle Cap and blank surround
Output Jack: 1/4 Inch Switchcraft
Process: Gibson Custom's VOS Finishing Process
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
All our pre-owned guitars and basses are sold freshly set-up & fully serviced in our state-of-the-art guitar workshop. The pre-sale service includes a 21 point check, including:
• brand new strings
• electronic components
• neck angle and truss rod adjustment
• clean and condition inc fretboard
• saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
The Absolute multi point pre sales service & setup is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
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