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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Gibson True Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue Aged Vintage Cherry Burst 2017

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Today we have something special, a high end guitar in very limited supply. This is an Gibson True Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue, in the Vintage Cherry Sunburst ‘Aged’ variation and with a very nicely bookmatched, flamed maple top.

Let’s look at the official description of this exceptional piece from the Gibson web page:

“The True Historic Series from Gibson Custom feature replica-level detail, from plastics recreated based on lab analysis of original 50’s parts, to double-carved top and neck profiles and thin, hand-sanded finishes, they are the most complete, accurate and refined recreations of the guitars that form the mid-century legend of Gibson’s solid body range. The True Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Gibson’s mid-century solid body electric guitars.

At first a commercial failure, the ’59 was adopted by some the world’s greatest players like Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and countless others years after it was discontinued by Gibson. Today, one of the less than 700 originals built commands hundreds of thousands of dollars. The True Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard is an amazingly accurate replica of these highly valuable guitars rendered in detail so intricate that you’ll find the same part numbers and tooling marks on the inside of one the guitar’s pickup rings as one, small example. The True Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue is as close as you can come to owning an original 1959 Les Paul. Experience the ownership and playability of an original, without the price tag of an original.”

As you might imagine, I sit in this chair with a fair number of Les Paul models of all vintages and variations. This is one of the best I’ve seen and played. Though it isn’t ‘weight relieved’, it is a comfortable weight at just over 8 pounds. While I’m not generally a fan of the ‘chubbier’ 1950’s Gibson neck profiles, this one fits my hand nicely. The finish is very good, and the ‘aging’ is done in a rational way, for the most part reflecting wear that would have been acquired over years of actual use. There are a number of strategically placed finish chips and wear, and the wear spot on the back of the neck behind the 9th fret would have come from the neck support in the case. However, the finish on the neck is not otherwise worn. The figuring on the carefully chosen and book matched, flame maple top is beautifully accented by the sunburst finish.

The original hard shell case is included.

Price: $10979.00 CAD
  • Model: True Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue Aged
  • Year: 2017
  • Finish Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: HS9 50343
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 24/01/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Instrument Weight: 8.316lbs 3.78kg
  • Scale Length: 628mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.25mm 1.663in
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