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An Uncanny Replica of an Original Early '60's Burst
$9,699
The earliest 1960 Les Pauls were essentially 1959 Bursts, featuring the same beefy neck profile, thin sunburst finish and, in the case of the rarest of them like the 'Chicken Shack 'Burst', a highly figured maple top. Collector's Choice #38 is a striking replica of original serial #0 0205, a well-known vintage Burst among those early 1960 Les Pauls built to 1959 specs. Drew Berlin, one of its proud owners, refers to these as 'double 0s' and has worked extensively with Gibson Custom to help recreate one of the most visually and sonically amazing guitars in the Collector's Choice range. The guitar was owned and played by Stan Webb, who founded the band Chicken Shack in 1965 and played this Burst live through the 1980s, before it was sold to Vic DaPra in the early '90s and shipped to America. Its eye-popping flame maple top and powerful bluesy tone caught the attention of players, collectors and publishers alike. It's been featured in The Beauty of the Burst, Sunburst Alley and, most recently, Burst Believers III. It's now offered in a very limited run that will be determined by the availability of qualifying (and very intense) flamed maple required to create it.
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 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: .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
SB
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: DiMarzio-Double Cream DiMarzio-Double Cream
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: Proprietary Proprietary
Material of Wire (gauge): Proprietary Proprietary
Coil Dimensions (per coil): Proprietary Proprietary
Coil Material: Proprietary Proprietary
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Proprietary Proprietary
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 59.7 cm / 23.5" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: Proprietary Proprietary
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): Proprietary Proprietary
Magnet Material: Proprietary Proprietary
Magnet Position from Nut: 58.36 cm / 22.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: Proprietary Proprietary
Polarities:
Cover: None None
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 8.0k 8.5k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: +/- 5% +/- 5%
Peak Voltage:
Range:
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: 1/4
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-Mulit-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 #38 Certificate of Authenticity in Leather Binder, True Historic Die Cast Medallion, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate
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