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Collector's Choice #46 1959 Les Paul "Kathryn" #9 2023
$10,099
The latest additon to the Collector's Choice range is a precise, True Historic spec'd replica of Scott Bradoka's own 1959 Les Paul. Scott worked closely with the craftspeople of Gibson Custom, allowing hands-on study and laser-scanning of every curve and angle of this very amazing original 'Burst. With Scott's final approval to bless the run, we're now pleased to offer a few more players and collectors the opportunity to experience the same joy as Scott does every time he picks up "Kathryn", original serial number 9 2023.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Figured Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade:
Binding: Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: Top Only
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs average
 
Materials Used
Glue: Hand Applied Hide Glue
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Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight
 
Body Contour
Carve: Original 1959 Les Paul
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
Profile: 1959 Les Paul
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.26 cm /.900"
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54 cm / 1.0"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: 1959 True Historic Thin Head Veneer
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Holly head veneer has been re-tooled, reproducing the original thinner specification of the late 1950's
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Reissue
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch & 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: .040 True Historic Reissue Cream
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Aged Nitrocellulose
Dimensions: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150" x .670"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Finishes
Bradoka 'Burst
Color Code: SB
Surface Texture: Hand Aged, True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Vintage Brown
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5500-5750 5500-5750
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 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: 59.7 cm / 23.5" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 47.3075 cm / 18.625"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 58.36 cm / 22.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125" 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities:
Cover: True Historic Replica Aged Nickel True Historic Replica Aged Nickel
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 8.0k 8.5k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500k Audio 500k Audio
Peak Voltage:
Range: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type:
Peak Voltage:
Range:
Power Rating:
Resistance Tolerance:
Minimum Resistance:
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mf
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Deluxe Single Band
Material: Aged Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 4-1
Plating specs: Aged Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14832/130-430-14833
 
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: Aged Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Aged Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Aged Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11738
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: 59 True Historic
Material: Single Laminate Acrylic
Part Number: 130-430-19299C
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: 59 True Historic-Multi-Laminate Acrylic
Part Number: 130-430-12768
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: True Historic
Part Number: 130-430-19784
 
Knobs
Style: True Historic Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 130-430-19778V
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Reissue 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: True Historic Cream Single Layer Acrylic
Part Number: 130-430-19292C
 
Trim Rings
Style: True Historic Cream Replica w/Tool Marks
Part Number: 130-430-13891V/130-430-13892V
Accessories
Case
Style: Aged Reissue Les Paul
Color: Aged and Lacquered Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Collector's Choice #46 Certificate of Authenticity in Leather Binder, True Historic Die Cast Medallion, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate