The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most iconic guitars ever put into production, with such a rich history and timeless appeal, the bar has been set pretty high. The Gibson Custom True Historic 1959 Les Paul is a masterpiece, a truly authentic vintage experience.
With a traditional solid Mahogany body, this Les Paul benefits from a majestic Figured Maple top for the ultimate tonewood partnership. Rich and super resonant it offers premium tone and timeless aesthetics. The nitro lacquer finish is where things start to get really special though. For as long as the Gibson Custom Shop has been recreating vintage Les Pauls, Tom Murphy has been perfecting the craft of capturing the vibe and feel of the originals, he is the go to guy for a true vintage Gibson experience. In a distinctive Aged Vintage Lemon Burst finish, the thinner True Historic wet sanded finish is time and labour intensive but does yield the most effective vintage results.
The Mahogany neck is topped with a lush solid Indian Rosewood fingerboard, with classic Gibson Trapezoid inlays this guitar looks every bit the real deal. The neck is set using genuine hot hide glue, this vintage technique is said to increase tonal response when compared with modern synthetic glue, just adding to this guitars tone monster status. The neck is double-carved and hand sanded for maximum playability and an accurate '59 profile. The rolled fingerboard binding offers a premium Les Paul feel and enhances the playability of this incredible guitar.
Appearance is nothing without tone and this Gibson Custom True Historic 1959 Les Paul features a pair of incredible Custom Bucker pickups. According to Gibson these are the most historically accurate PAF clone on the market, with an ultra-rich harmonic quality, it's as close as you can get to the classic Les Paul tone. The attention to detail is so meticulous that even the pickup covers are VOS Nickel to offer a truly authentic period correct vibe.
The Gibson Custom True Historic 1959 Les Paul is testament to the timeless design crafted by Les Paul all those years ago. These guitars are truly as close as you can get to the originals and will appeal to collectors and players alike.