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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue Custom Shop Sunburst, 2001

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Here’s a lovely guitar – a Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue often called the R9, based on the 1959 Les Paul Standard, built during 2001 at the Gibson shop in Nashville, Tennessee. During 2001, production of R9 models was limited to 500, due to parts availability.

The Gibson Les Paul first appeared in 1952, and quickly had a design change – the neck angle was increased and the original trapeze bridge / tailpiece combination was removed in favour of a ‘wrap around’ tailpiece. By 1954 with the introduction of the tune-o-matic, the bridge and tailpiece functions were separated. For the 1958 model year, Gibson’s new Humbucking pickups, designed by Seth Lover were installed in place of the original P90s, and a sunburst finish was added to the top in place of the previous gold top. With the new finish, a better visual grade Maple top was required, and bookmatched Flame Maple was used. But by 1960, the changes had not improved sales, and for 1961 the entire Les Paul line was dramatically reworked into what we call the SG today.

This Gibson Les Paul 59 Reissue is in all original, overall good condition. Finish and fret wear are light, and a headstock crack has been nicely repaired – only regluing was necessary, and it is quite stable. The Maple top has an interesting figure, combining Flame and Quilt effects. This kind of figuring is really set off by a sunburst finish, and the washed-out cherry sunburst here complements it very well.

Many players remove the pickguard on Les Pauls to expose the figured Maple. At the time this guitar was built, Gibson installed the pickguard at the factory; now, it is shipped in the case, and the two mounting holes are not drilled. The original pickguard for this guitar is in the case. However, there is no Certificate of Authenticity.

The original hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $4300 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Standard 59 Reissue
  • Year: 2001
  • Finish Cherry Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 911000
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 13/08/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.58lbs 3.9kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.692in
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