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Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby"
All the Most Perfect Features in a Gorgeous '59 Les Paul
$10,799
Selected matching figured maple, a digitally scanned neck shape and dish carve, accurate PAF repros, and gentle hand aging re-create an unusually well-preserved Burst
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Figured Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade:
Binding: Single Bound Reissue Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: Top Only, Single Bound Reissue Cream
Weight
Weight Relief:
Average Weight (body only): 2.95 kg / 6.5 lbs average
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight
 
Body Contour
Carve: Original 1959 Les Paul Standard
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
Profile: 1959 Gabby Profile
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.26 cm / .890"
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.54 cm / 1.0"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .5667kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: 1959 Reissue
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding:
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle:
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type:
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used:
Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .72 cm / .285
A: .72 cm / .285
D: .72 cm / .285
G: .72 cm / .285
B: .72 cm / .285

e: .72 cm / .285
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: @ nut, @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: 1.106mm /.040 Reissue Cream
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Aged Nitrocellulose
Dimensions:
Average Weight:
Finishes
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: SB
Surface Texture: Hand Aged
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Clear
Top: Heritage Cherry Sunburst Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top Coat: Clear Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scraped:
A Burst So Pristine it could have stepped from a Time Capsule
An encounter with a genuine '59 Les Paul is breathtaking on any occasion, but when it's a genuine one-owner 'Burst like this one the experience is almost too intense for words. Loved and carefully played by its original owner for nearly five decades, this stunning Les Paul popped up in 2008 when the owner contacted Gibson. Gibson consulted noted Burst aficionado Vic DaPra–who just had to have it. Ultimately, Vic passed this gem along to an anonymous Texas collector, known for his generous entrustment of his prized collection to a network of active players. Now Gibson Custom brings you Collector's Choice™ #30 1959 Les Paul aka "Gibson Appraisal Burst/Gabby", a detail-perfect re-creation of one of the best preserved 'Bursts ever known. From its rich Cherry Red finish that remains remarkably strong and unfaded, to its gorgeously three-dimensional figured maple top with minimal playing wear, to its precise neck shape and top carve–and the Custom Buckers that accurately re-create its original PAFs–this is as close as you can possibly come to owning an immaculate vintage '59 Les Paul. Gabby will be produced in a Limited Edition of up to 300 guitars, as qualifying materials allow.
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):
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" 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 58.36 cm / 22.975" 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities:
Cover: Aged Nickel Aged Nickel
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC:
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight:
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1 Quarter
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: Nickel Plated
Plating Specs: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow-Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight:
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
A: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
D: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
G: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
B: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.05 cm / 0.02"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11738
Weight:
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: Thick '59 Reissue Cream
Material: ABS
Part Number: 130-430-19385
Weight:
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs:
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight:
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: 59 Reissue Cream
Part Number: 130-430-12768
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Reissue
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: Reissue Les Paul .09 Black Royalite
Part Number: 130-430-19808
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: 2014 "120th Anniversary" Die Cast Cover
Part Number: 130-430-19016
 
Switch Washer
Style: Thin Cream Reissue
Part Number: 130-430-19292C
 
Accessories
Case
Style: Reissue Les Paul
Color: Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Custom Shop Historic Certificate of Authenticity in Binder, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate
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