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Gibson 1959 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar (with Case)

From the Slim Taper neck with Jumbo frets, down to the Custom Bucker pickups for that classic PAF sound, this reissue recreates the '59 Les Paul in detail. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Gibson CustomBucker pickups Gibson's modern recreation of classic PAF pickups
Aniline wood dye Superior wood grain presentation & depth of color
Bumblebee capacitors Sweet, full tone; original '50s design
Kluson Deluxe Green Keys tuners Vintage appeal with solid tuning stability

Product Description

Gibson has given guitarists the chance to play a piece of history with the 1959 Les Paul Reissue VOS, a painstakingly detailed recreation of the legendary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

The 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard is more than just a guitar -- it represents the very concept of how a guitar should feel and sound, and it's been essential to shaping the sound of modern music. But considering that barely 2,000 Les Pauls were built between 1958-1960, it's no wonder that these guitars can fetch several hundred thousand dollars, even if they are in poor condition.

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Custombucker

For decades, Gibson Custom has been studying the performance specifications of the original Gibson Humbuckers, consulting with vintage specialists, testing original examples and pouring through the limited amount of historical data from their own manufacturing history of processes and materials. The Custombucker is the result of all that research and captures the original tone of the legendary Les Paul with alnico 3 magnets as well as exact materials composition.

Gibson also studied the minutia to recapture nearly fanatical detail including the original wire material, thickness and covering. All the way down to the shape of the pickup covers that had drifted over time as tooling became older and worn, The Custombucker represents a patient, untiring dedication to bringing vintage Les Paul tone to the Historic series of the Gibson Les Paul.

Fingerboard Binding

The fingerboard of the original 1950s Les Paul has a very distinct cream binding and binding thickness that were displaced over the years, eventually drifting to a slightly thicker material and darker color. To recapture the original look and feel across the entirety of the neck of the 1958 Les Paul Plain Top VOS, Gibson has worked to recreate a proprietary binding formulated to their original specifications.

While the change seems subtle, there is a noticeable difference in both the aesthetic of the guitar and the feel of the fingerboard. This level of accuracy exemplifies our dedication to recreating the most legendary guitar ever crafted, and Gibson's quest to capture even the smallest detail possible for the sake of putting the look and feel of an original Les Paul into the hands of players and collectors around the world.

Kluson

Updates to the 2013 2958 Les Paul Plain Top VOS includes the accurate reproduction of vintage Kluson machine heads as were used on the original 1950s Les Pauls. With proper profiles, performance specifications and quality of materials, these recreations mark significant attention to detail. The original Kluson 'Deluxe' machine heads are coveted for their smooth performance, vintage aesthetic and rugged reliability.

Aniline Dye

Gibson Custom has invested in its manufacturing environment and training to facilitate the use of superior aniline dye finishes. The result is the same extravagant presentation of the natural grain of fine wood as was the standard for Gibson many years ago.

Hide Glue

In 2013, Gibson Custom is ushering back the use of hide glue in its crafting of the 1958 Les Paul Plain Top reissue. This truly ancient process requires more time to be taken in the crafting of each guitar as well as more curing time to allow proper drying and adhesion. The result is a better join of hardwoods that prepares each guitar for a lifetime of use, care and recuperation from damage.

Truss Rod

One of the many improvements to the original Les Paul design, was the addition of a 'sock'; a flexible tubing that surrounded the truss rod cover to prevent rattling within the truss rod channel and allow for an easier installation of the neck spline.

In addition, the specification of the truss rod's washer, which secures the passage of the rod into the neck and provides a brace for the adjustment nut, was changed over the course of years. Finally, the anchor on the end of the truss rod, deep in the interior of the neck, was changed to a flat anchor. All these changes basically allowed the guitars to be built in a more efficient manner. In 2013, Gibson Custom returns to the original specifications of the 1950s era Les Paul by removing the truss rod tubing and re-engineering the truss rod, truss rod washer and anchor to its original form.

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- Carved Maple Top
- Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
- Single-ply Cream Binding on Top

- 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
- Early '50s Rounded Profile
- Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
- Joint Angle - 4* (+/- 15 seconds)
- Adhesive - Franklin Titebond

- Fingerboard: One-piece Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Binding: Single-ply Cream
- Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062

- Neck Position:Custom Bucker
- Bridge Position: Custom Bucker
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
zZounds Expert Review
I am very picky about necks -- especially Gibson necks. When it comes to their selection of neck profiles, Gibson has a handful of time-tested formulas that range from a "handful" to a "speed taper." I've got some real large paws on me, so when it comes to Les Pauls, I have always thought that the bigger the neck, the better for me. I was wrong; this specific '59 VOS felt like a dream as soon as I picked it up. It kept playing comfortably, no matter what style I was throwing at it -- without any playing fatigue you might get on some of the bulkier LPs. This is only further complemented by gorgeous frets and a fret dressing that impresses me each time I pick this guy up. The VOS series are the real deal, -- truly period-correct Pauls -- and it follows that these guys will have some substantial heft to them without any weight relief. This heft adds to that sweet spot in the sustain, and this solid cut of choice mahogany sets this '59 reissue apart from the majority of the weight-relieved 2014 line. In addition to unparalleled construction and cosmetics, this VOS comes with Custom Buckers, which are also a meticulously wound, period-correct recreation of those tried-and-true magnets you will find on a collector's Paul. These 'buckers have a sweet spot right on the verge of overdrive, just below fully opened up. These come together with your favorite tube amp to voice this "period piece" in the most accurate detail.

- Bert, zZounds Guitar Expert

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