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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We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood. Please consider shopping at our EU store or find a dealer who may be able to ship to your location.

Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard Specifications


Top Material
2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Binding Style
1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer


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
Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nut Width
1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid


No-Wire ABR-1
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
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


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


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