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Gibson Custom Shop Rick Nielsen '59 Les Paul Replica (with Case)

See how Rick Nielsen's vintage Les Paul plays -- Gibson's Custom Shop '59 replica comes complete with Nielsen-specific scratches/dings and historic hardware. Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Wet-sanded nitrocellulose finish Extra glossy finish; preserves natural tone
Aniline wood dye Superior wood grain presentation & depth of color
Hot Hide glue construction Better joining contact for improved resonance
Road Worn finish Look and feel of a "broken in," well-played guitar

Gibson Rick Nielsen '59 Les Paul Replica

Gibson Custom is proud to announce the limited release of the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard, a precise replica of the guitar that has been Rick's favorite stage and studio axe since he acquired it over a quarter of a century ago. From the start, the foundation of one of rock and roll's most lasting legacies has been Rick Nielsen. The guitarist, writer and seemingly endless source of energy is known to the masses for his songsmith's prowess and guitar skills on stage and in the studio with Cheap Trick, but to guitarists, there's a whole other level of Rick's expertise. To those who love guitars and love to collect them, Rick is an authority on the instrument itself, known the world over as one of the most ambitious and knowledgeable guitar collectors.

For the last 25 years, an original 1959 Les Paul has been along for the ride, flying precariously through the air in the hands of Rick Nielsen, who hasn't spent much time without it since the two found each other a quarter century ago. He's become so attached to the original that he insists on bringing it on the road, a demand that his road crew isn't too thrilled about. "It's a valuable guitar, so it takes up most of our insurance rider coverage," Rick observes with a laugh.

So that Rick can travel with the authentic look, tone, and feel of his original, and so that a few players and collectors can enjoy an ownership experience to rival Rick's own, Gibson Custom has worked directly with Rick and his original 1959 Les Paul to replicate his original at a level of detail so fine that Rick himself put the prototype and the original side by side and declared the results "remarkable."

Crafted to True Historic Specifications and with the first 50 hand-signed by the artist himself, the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard is available on a limited basis, with qualifying materials ultimately determining the size of the run.

True Historic Plastics and Details

Fanatical levels of attention to detail create a precise replica of Rick Nielsen's own. Based on lab analysis of original Gibson plastics from the 1950s, the plastics on the True Historics including the Toggle Washer, Cream Jackplate, Cream Pickguard, Pickup Mounting Rings and Toggle Switch Cap have been reformulated and re-engineered to the original specifications of their vintage counterparts.

Double-Carved Top and Neck

Hand-sanded for final profile, retaining the original's unique shape. Preserves vintage curves and feel to accurately match Rick Nielsen's original '59.

Thin, Wet-Sanded Nitro finish

Wet-sanded for a lush, deep finish. Deep, lush, "Nielsen Burst" looks from a labor-intensive wet-sanding process.

True Historic Pickup Covers

Recreations based on extensive study of original 50's parts. Engineered and manufactured to capture every nuance and angle of original vintage pickup covers.

Hand-Aged Finish

Captures the life and times of the original in authentic detail. Hand-aged examples have every ding, dent, scratch and fade matched precisely to the original road warrior.

"Broken" Edges Throughout

Soft radiuses on body and incredible playability at the fretboard. Softer edges for the correct smooth vintage feel and a heightened level of accuracy. Smooth radiuses are found throughout the body as well as the most critical point, at the fretboard binding, which results in an immediately comfortable guitar with a broken-in feel.

50s-era Hide-Glue Construction

Genuine vintage Gibson craft standard. Essential to period-correct, old-school construction and vintage-grade tone.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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