2012 Gibson Collectors Choice #6 1959 Les Paul


Summary: Guitars in the Collector’s Choice™ series by Gibson Custom bring players and collectors closer to owning a specific, existing vintage Les Paul than anything else available on the market. Through exacting study and measurement of the original instrument, precise digital scanning of the woods, and the unparalleled skill of the luthiers of Gibson Custom—all with the generous and unrestricted cooperation of the subject guitar’s current owner—each Collector’s Choice™ guitar represents a detail-perfect recreation of the look, feel, tone, and vibe of a particular original “burst.”

Body: Fully bound maple cap on a mahogany body with a wonderful vintage brown sunburst finish.

Neck:  Fully bound mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard & block inlays. This guitar has a 24.75” scale length and a nut width of 1 11/16”.

Pickups/Hardware: Alnico III magnets and 42 AWG enamel-coated wire wound around distinctive “zebra coil” bobbins, which are hidden by gently aged nickel-plated covers. These pickups’ renowned blend of depth and clarity is complemented by the traditional pairing of a traditional ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, both nickel plated and aged appropriately, and a set of gently aged nickel reissue green-key tuners.

Cosmetics: This instrument is in good shape but it does show some wear from being played over the past 5 years. There is a lot of belt buckle rash, however, it doesn’t show up well in the photos. None of the buckle wear goes through to the wood. This instrument has various small nicks & dings but it plays and sounds great & these imperfections only add character to this fine guitar.

Playability:  This baby plays like a dream – the action is low & the instrument plays with no buzzing & no dead spots. This guitar has been professionally set up by our in-house tech with 10’s and it plays and sounds great.

Weight:   9 lbs,     2 oz.

Case: Original hardshell case & COA