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CS9 '50s Style Les Paul Standard VOS
The Essence of an Iconic '59 Burst!
$6,799
The most desirable Les Paul ever, re-created for player and collector alike, with '59-spec neck, accurate PAF-style pickups, period-correct appointments, and gently faded Burst looks.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Figured Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade:
Binding: Single Bound, 50's Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 2.953 kg / 6.5 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Tite Bond
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight
 
Body Contour
Carve: 1950's Style Les Paul
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Vintage Style-No Tubing
Profile: 1950's Style Les Paul
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.26 cm / .900 inch
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54 cm / 1.0 inch
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: 50's Profile LP
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Holly Head Veneer
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Single Bound, 50's Cream
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Nitrocellulose
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150"x .670", Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.550 x .240"
Average Weight: .340194 kg / .75 lbs
Finishes
Washed Cherry
Color Code: VOWC
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Faded Tobacco
Color Code: VOFTB
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Ice Tea
Color Code: VOIT
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Lemon Burst
Color Code: VOLB
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Sunrise Tea Burst
Color Code: VOSTB
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Bourbon Burst
Color Code: VOBB
Surface Texture: Vintage Original Spec (VOS)
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Hand Scraped Neck and Body
Looks, Feel and Tone Come Together in a Burst You Can Afford
The CS9 '50s Style Les Paul Standard VOS from Gibson Custom brings today's player all the essential features of the world's most desirable vintage electric guitar, in a finely crafted instrument you don't have to sell the house to acquire. Applying the previous generation of Gibson Custom Historic Specifications delivers all the period-correct details, with a figured maple top, an accurate '59 neck profile, two outstanding Alnico III Custom Bucker pickups, and a range of six luscious lacquer VOS finishes to represent different states of the famously faded condition of original '59 Bursts today. Put it all together and it's your fast track to the legendary looks, feel and tone of a '59 Les Paul.
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5200-5590 5200-5590
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x.68 x .375" 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .190 x .480" .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x .5 x .125" 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities:
Cover: Nickel Nickel
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 8.0k 8.5k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1/4
Plating specs: Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14889/90
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow
Plating Specs: Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.05 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.05 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.05 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.05 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.05 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11738
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: 1950's Style Cream
Material:
Part Number: 130-430-19299
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: 1950's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-12768
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: 1950's Style LP Standard
Part Number: 130-430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 130-430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: 50's Style Les Paul .09 Black Royalite
Part Number: 130-430-19808
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: 2015 Die Cast Gibson Custom Medallion
Part Number: 130-430-19016
 
Switch Washer
Style: 50's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-19292
 
Trim Rings
Style: 50's Style Cream
Part Number: 130-430-13891/130-430-13892
Accessories
Case
Style: Reissue Les Paul
Color: Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity in Binder, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate
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