Epiphone Exclusive 1959 Les Paul Standard (with Case)

Created in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, this recreation of a genuine 1959 Les Paul Standard comes in our exclusive Aged Southern Fade finish.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Rounded '50s neck profile Rounded, fat-back neck shape
Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups Thick PAF tone in neck, hot output in bridge
AAA-grade flamed maple top Deep wood grain for striking visual appeal
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard is Epiphone's stunning recreation of the rare vintage classic. Featuring a mahogany body with a AAA figured maple top, comfortable 1959 handrolled neck profile with long neck tenon, aged gloss finish, Gibson USA BurstBucker 2 & 3 humbucking pickups, Switchcraft selector switch and output jack, CTS pots, 50s era wiring, Mallory capacitors, non-beveled pickguard, new Epiphone Deluxe vintage tuners, and a vintage-style brown hard case. Included is an Epiphone Limited Edition metal medallion toggle switchplate.

Headstock Shape: 1960 Kalamazoo
Machine Heads: Epiphone Deluxe Tulip Key Press in Bushing HS
Face Color: Black
Truss Rod Cover: 2-Ply, Blank
Neck Material: Mahogany
Nut: 43mm Graphtech White
Neck Profile: 59 Rounded Medium C
Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
Inlay Style: LP Std. Trapezoid, Pearloid 12th Fret inlay
Side Dots: 2mm Black
Binding: 1.5mm Cream
Scale Length: 24.75" (629 mm)
Radius/Number of Frets: 12", 22 (2.4 x 1.1 mm)
Body Style/Shape: Les Paul, Single Cutaway
Material: Mahogany w/Maple Cap
Top Veneer: AAA Flame Maple Top
Binding: 1.5mm Cream
Neck Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker
Bridge Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker
Switch Type: 3-Way SWITCHCRAFT Toggle / Amber Cap Control Assembly 2 Vol/2 Tone
Knob color/type: Gold Top Hat Knobs with nickel plated Dial Pointers
Toggle Washer: Cream with Gold Text
Output Jack: Plate Standard Les Paul
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Aged Southern Fade
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ENL59ASFNH3

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (18 ratings)
Submitted January 1, 2021 by a customer from verizon.net
"The Best "Bang for the Buck" Guitar I Have Ever Owned"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
First let me break down why this guitar is such an incredible value. The closest guitar to this would be the Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s, which is $599. Add to that an Epiphone hardshell case for $129, add $350 for a set of Gibson Burstbucker 2 & 3s, add $24 for a Switchcraft toggle switch, $5 for the output jack, and $30 for the CTS pots that would be the "upgrades" to roughly bring the Standard 50s to the specs of the 1959 Les Paul Standard. That total would be almost $1,140.Now thanks to the Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard, you get a guitar that comes with those upgrades for only $799, plus a long neck tenon, a two piece mahogany body that doesn't have that terrible looking veneer on the back, and the aged gloss finish, which I personally would just call a matte finish, nothing about it really appears as an aged gloss but it does feel fantastic on the neck and appears to be thinner than the standard gloss finish that Epiphone uses.Of course when it comes to quality control, at least my example has the typical Epiphone tell tales, the masking on the binding is sloppy and not scraped and there are uneven spots in the finish at points, but that being said this is also the first Epiphone I have ever owned that I have been able to get down to an action that I like without leveling and crowning the frets. The frets were still scratchy but after a half hour of polishing they're good to go.So bottom line, for $799 you can't beat this guitar. Is it as good as any of my Gibsons? read more No, but it also costs a fraction of the price and it would be crazy to expect Custom Shop or even Gibson USA quality out of a $799 guitar, but for an Epiphone, I would consider this the best of the best.Also as a side note because others may have the same plan I did to upgrade the components to make it look more like a '59: the pickup rings Epiphone uses on the guitar are actually much larger than Gibson pickup rings, so when I went to switch them out with a spare set of butyrate M-69 ring clones I had I found that not only do the mounting screw holes not line up, but the entire pickup route is actually bigger than the Gibson pickup rings, so replacing them is not an option. I did however replace the switch ring, truss rod cover, bridge, and tailpiece and it does look a lot more "authentic" now.

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Aged Southern Fade

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