60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul StandardThe most desirable guitar ever made celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

No specific Gibson model carries more intrigue and gravitas than the 1959 Les Paul Standard. It wasn't a successful model when it was released (under 650 were made) but before long it was adopted by some of the world's greatest guitarists -- Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, and Billy Gibbons, to name a few.

The instrument was simply enchanting, from its beautiful figured maple top to its extreme sonic versatility. "It has a deep, powerful sound and you can use it to imitate just about anything – violin, sax, cello, even a sitar," says Jeff Beck.

All these reasons and more made the 1959 Les Paul Standard the most coveted and legendary guitar on the planet. Gibson Custom Shop's 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard 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 yearly advancements to accuracy and authenticity since Gibson Custom Shop began examining vintage Les Pauls over twenty years ago.

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60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Specifications


Top Material
2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Binding Style
1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief
Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)


Neck Material
Solid Mahogany
Neck Profile
Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Choice of Indian or Bolivian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets
Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid


No-Wire ABR-1
Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pick Guard
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs
Butyrate Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip
Amber Catalin
Switch Washer
Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate
Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate


Neck Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors


.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
Included Accessories
60th Anniversary Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), 60th Anniversary Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags