Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul StandardThe Cult Classic Returns...as a Burst!

Lee Roy Parnell's immense talent and soulful approach has made him an icon in the music world, but his discriminating taste and emphasis on tone has made him a legend in the guitar community. His '57 Goldtop signature model from Gibson Custom Shop became an instant classic for this reason, and it continues to be sought-after by collectors and guitarists worldwide. Lee Roy and the talented luthiers at Gibson Custom Shop took notice, and so began the process of creating a new version based on a flametop '59 Burst instead of a '57 Goldtop. The construction elements remain the same, from the contoured cutaway edge to the revised pickup routes, which Lee Roy prefers in order to capture more character from the wood. Each features a hand-picked figured maple top accented by an "Abilene Sunset Fade" burst, inspired by Lee Roy's hometown in Texas. Under the hood, each guitar features a '57 Classic humbucker in the neck, a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge, and the all-new Vintage Tone Circuit which uses paper-in-oil capacitors and vintage taper potentiometers. Every element has been given Lee Roy's seal of approval! + expand +
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Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard Specifications

Body

Top Material
2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Binding Style
1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck Material
1 Piece Mahogany
Neck Profile
Lee Roy Parnell Custom '59 Profile
Scale Length
24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Bridge
No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuners
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pick Guard
Reissue Laminated Acrylic (Not Installed)
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Switch Washer
Replica Acrylic
Jack Plate
Replica Laminated Acrylic

Electronics

Neck Pickup
'57 Classic
Bridge Pickup
'57 Classic Plus
Controls
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Brown/Pink Reissue 5-Latch
Included Accessories
Lee Roy Parnell Certificate of Authenticity