Excellent condition featuring single cutaway mahogany body, two piece figured maple top with bound top edges and Dirty Lemon finish, two humbucking pickups with cream pickup surrounds, single ply cream colored plastic elevated pickguard with metal mounting bracket, two volume controls and two tone controls with gold bonnet knobs and steel pointers, non-wired vintage style ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge with six individual adjustable saddles, stop tailpiece, three-way pickup selector switch with aged tip and cream aged Rhythm and Treble selector ring, one piece mahogany neck, bound dark Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, Gibson open book peghead, black peghead face with pearl inlaid Gibson logo and silkscreened gold Les Paul Model logo, multi-ply black bell shaped truss rod cover, three per side Gibson Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with single ring green keystone buttons, single ply black plastic electronics cavity control plate, commemorative metal switch cavity control plate with gold Gibson Custom 1994–2014 and Made in USA engravings, cherry stain finish on the neck and back, two metal strap buttons, and original brown Lifton style hard shell case with all paperwork and COA included. This guitar weighs 8lb 10oz.
This 2014 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue Skinnerburst is in excellent and nearly unplayed cosmetic condition. The frets on this guitar show little to no signs of play wear and have a lifetime of use left in them. The neck profile is that of a late 50s carve and feels incredible in hand. This instrument has been professionally set up and plays great up and down the fingerboard. The rosewood used for this fingerboard is of the very dark variety and is extremely attractive and responsive. This Les Paul is extremely loud and resonant when unplugged. The Burstbucker III neck pickup sounds incredible through a clean or overdriven amp and has a round fat tone that never gets muddy. The Custombucker bridge pickup has a clear mid-range biting tone that sounds fantastic.
300 of these guitars were produced and this one is number 67. These Les Pauls were built directly from the specs of a 1959 Gibson Les Paul that belongs to professional guitarist Joe Bonamassa that he affectionately nicknamed “Skinnerburst.” This is an exceptional instrument with an extremely attractive curly maple top and one of the very best '59 reissue Les Pauls that I’ve come across. If you are a fan of Les Pauls, a Bonamassa fan or a fan of just great guitars in general, this instrument certainly checks all of the boxes.