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ES-Les Paul '59 Neck
Semi tone and '59 Burst feel
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The perfect marriage of Les Paul and ES-335 yields powerful tones and a lightweight playing feel. Features include a figured maple top, maple back and rims, cream-bound rosewood 'board with pearloid trapezoids on a mahogany neck with a 1959 neck profile, rolled binding for a played-in feel, PAF-style MHS pickups, and an F-Hole engraved truss rod cover. The ES-Les Paul '59 Neck is the ultra-lightweight answer to a 1959 Tobacco Sunburst Les Paul, only with the added bonus of having ES-semi-hollowbody construction! Killer tone never came in a more comfortable and accessible package. Only 150 of these rare, beautiful Tobacco Burst guitars will be made.
1959 Les Paul styled Round Profile Neck The rounded neck provides an ergonomic feel and the mahogany adds a rich tonal quality. Gibson Memphis truss rod cover The f-hole engraving links our 2016 to the greatest Gibson semis of all time. Hand-buffed high-gloss finishes The Tobacco Burst finish in nitrocellulose lacquer is given the time and attention to make it look better than ever. Bone nut Bone is still the preferred material of custom luthiers the world over for the most resonance- and tone-enhancing nuts. Our best truss rod Historic specifications with no tubing improve performance and enhance this truss rod's contribution to resonance and sustain. Improved playing feel We "break" or "roll" our binding into the neck profile for a superbly comfortable feel at the edges of the neck. Better frets Gibson Memphis has eliminated the "speed bump" effect with lower-profile frets for a smooth playability and superb action. Upgraded tone capacitors Changing our neck pickup tone caps from .022mF to .015mF means less treble cut than previous capacitor resulting in a harmonically rich tone with a singing quality. Our best PAF-style pickups yet Made with mismatched scatter-wound coils and Alnico magnets, the MHS humbuckers deliver the tones of the hallowed PAF.
 
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Figured
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: Cream
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief: ES-LP Center Block
Average Weight (body only): 1.3925 kg / 3.070 lbs.
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The sound waves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body, around the F-holes, and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES-LP (Semi-Hollow)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic
Profile: Traditional "C"
Thickness at Fret 1: 22.86 mm / .900"
Thickness at Fret 12: 25.40 mm / 1.000"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 544.31 g / 1.2 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-1
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The rounded neck provides an ergonomic feel and the mahogany adds a rich tonal quality
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Bone
Width: 4.318 cm / 1.700"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483"
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378"
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273"
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785"
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365"

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3358 cm / 1.707" @ nut, 5.6718 cm / 2.233" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Pearloid
Dimensions: Large: 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 "
Small: 6.096 mm x 39.624 mm / 0.24 " x 1.56 "
Average Weight: 145.1496 g / 5.12 oz
Finishes
Tobacco Burst
Color Code: TC
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: 330
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 59 Antique, Tobacco Brown, New Red Brown
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: MHS Humbucker MHS Humbucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4900/5100 5200/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68 "
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Scatter Wound Scatter Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.4218 cm / 18.670" 59.5173 cm / 23.432 "
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x .489"
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19" 58.42 cm / 23"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Nickel plated Nickel plated
Qfactor: 3.21 3.2
ResistanceDC: 7526 ohms 7963 ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2859.84 Hz 2695.19 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Historically accurate "Patent Applied For" replica with airy tone and unbalanced coils. Slightly under wound.
Control Pocket Assembly Volume
Type: CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 10%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
  Tone
Type: CTS 500K Audio
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 10%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  Orange Drop .022 mF Orange Drop .015 mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Kluson Single Ring Tulip Button
Material: Body is stamped steel with plastic tulip button
Weight: 22.6796 gm / 0.8 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type: Synchronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14006 / 430-14007
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: Tone Pro AVR-2
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-10155TP
Weight: 61.235 g / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483"
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378"
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273"
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785"
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365"
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Lightweight Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-11738 / 430-10907 (Studs)
Weight: 113.3981 g / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: ABS - Cream
Part Number: 430-19299
Weight: 2.0 g / 0.07 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19150
Weight: 2.268 g / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Cream Les Paul
Part Number: 430-12035
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black and white bell with engraved F-Hole
Part Number: 430-19802
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Top Hats
Part Number: 430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: N/A
Part Number: N/A
 
Switch Washer
Style: Cream with hot stamp gold
Part Number: 430-19293
 
Trim Rings
Style: Cream
Part Number: N/A
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: None
 
Manual: None
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA
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