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Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic Vintage Sunburst, 2009

Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic Vintage Sunburst, 2009

The Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic aims to be an accurate re-creation of the classic and influential 1959 Les Paul Standard. The Les Paul model was introduced in 1952, but was not particularly successful. In 1958, the line was updated to include Gibson’s new humbucking pickups, and sunburst finishes instead of Black (the Custom) or the Gold Top. The shift to sunburst, a translucent finish, meant that the Maple top had to be a higher grade. The rest of the guitar was the same – Maple cap on a Mahogany slab body, with Mahogany for the neck and Rosewood for the fingerboard.

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Price: $4500 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul R9 ‘Real Feel’ 16 of 25, Burst 2003

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul R9 'Real Feel' 16 of 25, Burst 2003

This Gibson Les Paul R9 ‘Real Feel’ very rare instrument is in very good condition, with light wear. As these replicate the original, relatively thin nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, there is an amount of natural, expected finish sinking into the pores of the Mahogany back and neck, and light belt buckle or jean-rivet marking in an expected area on the back.

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Price: $7999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Suhr Pro Series S4 SSH Left Handed Cherryburst, 2009

❌SOLD❌ Suhr Pro Series S4 SSH Left Handed Cherryburst, 2009

High quality left handed guitars can be hard to come by, but here is a lovely 2009 model Suhr Pro Series S4 SSH with a flame maple top and cherry sunburst finish. John Suhr has been building guitars since the 1980s in New York and California. He’s built guitars and amplifiers for many major artists, and for a time was Senior Master Luthier at the Fender Custom Shop. Presently, his shop is in Lake Elsinore, California.

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Price: $2199 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1998

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, 1998

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst, named as the Standard, didn’t appear until 1959 but in its sunburst form dates to 1958 and the move away from the Goldtop finish. The ‘Standard’ engraved truss rod cover came into use during 1976, At first appearance in 1952, the Les Paul model bore the familiar gold-top, and in 1954 the Les Paul Custom appeared in black, along with the Les Paul Junior. In 1955 the Les Paul Special was launched, without the carved Maple cap. Finishes included the ‘TV’ tint, intended to make the guitar better visible on black and white televisions.

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Price: $1999.99 CAD

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

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

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.

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Price: $4999.99 CAD

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