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Gallery Horizontal
Gallery Top
Gallery Bottom
Gallery Headstock
Gallery Horizontal Side-view
Gallery Beauty Shot
Top Carved Figured Maple
Back Solid Mahogany
Binding Single-ply, Cream
Body Type Non-Chambered
Average Weight 6.5lbs
Species 1-Piece Mahogany
Profile Version 1:
1959 Rounded Neck

Version 2:
1960's Neck (.8/.925)

Version 3:
1960 Thin Taper (.790/.865)
Truss Rod Traditional
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15)
Neck Fit
Joint Mortise & Tenon
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"
Species Rosewood
Scale Length 24 3/4"
Frets 22
Radius 12"
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.062
Inlays Aged Acrylic Trapezoid
Material Nylon 6/6
Width 1-11/16
Slots Cut by PLEK System
Inlay Mother of Pearl
Logo Period-correct Gibson Logo with "Les Paul Model" Silkscreened in Gold
Truss Rod Cover Vintage Truss Rod Cover

Model Version 1: Vintage Tulips
Version 2: Vintage Tulips
Version 3: Vintage Tulips (Double Band)
Plating Nickel Plated Body with Alphatic Resin
Tuning Ratio 12:1

Type Tune-o-matic (ABR-1)
Material Zinc Surrounded by Nickel Alloy
Plating Polished Nickel
Type Stop Bar
Material Aluminum
Plating Lightweight Nickel
Knobs Version 1: Gold Top Hats
Version 2: Gold Top Hats
Version 3: Gold Top Hats with Silver Inserts/Top
Pickguard Reissue Cream
Toggle Switch Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Strings .010 - .046, vintage style strings
Strap Buttons Aluminum Gibson End Pins
Neck Position Burstbucker 1 - Mounted with Slotted Screws
Bridge Position Burstbucker 2 - Mounted with Slotted Screws
Magnet Material Alnico II
Type 500k Audio Taper
Coil Wiring Parallel-Machine Wound
Toggle Switch Switchcraft Axial Toggle with Vintage Plastic Tip
Output Jack 1/4" Switchcraft
Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Heritage Cherry Sunburst Heritage Cherry Sunburst Heritage Dark Burst Heritage Dark Burst Sunset Tea Burst Sunset Tea Burst Light Iced Tea Burst Light Iced Tea Burst Cherry Burst Cherry Burst
Type Custom Shop
Case Exterior Black Pleather
Case Interior Maroon Crushed Velvet
Gibson Custom Case
Certificate of Authenticity Custom Shop 50th Anniversary
Additional Materials Owners Manual Literature Lifetime Warranty Information
In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Additionally, because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for wood grains, finishes and some measurements to vary from those listed on this Web site. As always, the prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Please contact an authorized Gibson dealer in your area for the most current pricing.