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The Holy Grail

Gibson Custom Shop's 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop's expert team -- a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans. It’s the definition of cool, and it's the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard since the Gibson Custom Shop began making Historic Reissues over twenty-five years ago.
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

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1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Les Paul
Top
2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back
1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Binding
1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Tuner Plating
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1
Saddle Material
Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pickguard
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
TrussRod
Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Gold Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Switchwasher
Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Control Covers
Black Royalite
Strap Buttons
Aluminum
Mounting Rings
M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Pickup Covers
Authentic Profile Nickel Silver

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Controls
2 Volume/2 Tone CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

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

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.