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SOLD!!! Gibson Les Paul Standard 59 Reissue Cherry Burst, 1992

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One of the iconic American guitars, the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard was ahead of its time – it was not popular when it was originally produced but is very highly prized now. The classic single cutaway, arched flame maple top is perfectly suited to the shaded sunburst finish.

In 1992, before establishing its Custom Shop, Gibson produced a series of Les Paul Standard reissues, re-creations of the 1959 production. These guitars predate the ‘R’ series reissues. This very nice ’59 reissue bears a mix of 1959 and 1960 specs – a 1960 style cherry sunburst, knobs and neck profile that’s a bit thinner than a 50’s model, and 50’s style dished-carve top.

This wonderful Gibson Les Paul Standard  example dates to 1992 and is in very good condition with just the slightest wear, mostly very minor scuffing on the back’s lacquer finish. The neck profile is quite comfortable, not as chunky as 1950’s model but not narrow like some 1960’s.

I’m really enjoying playing this Les Paul Standard. The action is low enough yet there’s still lots of grip for bending, and the notes are clean. As an added bonus, the maple top is cut in such a way that when playing and looking down at the top, the flame or curl really stands out. Figuring in woods can be hard to see from some angles, but here it is vividly displayed. Lovely.

The orginal Gibson USA branded, brown hardshell case is included.


 

Price: $4999.99 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Standard 59 Reissue
  • Year: 1992
  • Finish Cherry Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 2 7379
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 15/05/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.31lbs 3.78kg
  • Scale Length: 629mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.69in
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