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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. It features Ultra Heavy Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged finish treatment, paired with heavily aged hardware, simulates decades of heavy play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
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1959 Les Paul Standard Lemon Burst Ultra Heavy Aged 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; Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged

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
Headstock inlay
Gibson logo in Mother of Pearl, Les Paul Model silkscreen

Hardware

Finish
Nickel; Murphy Lab Heavy Aged
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 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Controls
2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
1/4" Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings Gauge
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Aged Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
Accessories
Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case

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, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice.