Excellent condition featuring single cutaway mahogany body with cherry red stain finish, two piece highly figured maple top with sunburst finish and cream binding (thin through the cutaway), two nickel covered Gibson Custombucker humbucking pickups with cream pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with gold bonnet knobs, three way pickup selector switch with cream Rhythm and Treble selector plate and aged tip, elevated single ply plastic pickguard with metal bracket, Gibson tune-o-matic fully adjustable wired ABR bridge, Bigsby tailpiece, one piece mahogany neck with cherry red stain finish, bound East Indian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays starting at the third fret, original bone nut, Gibson 1950s style open book peghead, black peghead face with pearl inlaid Gibson logo and gold silk screened Les Paul Model logo, black and white multi-ply bell shaped truss rod cover, aged Grover Rotomatic vintage style tuning machines, ink stamped serial number on the back of the peghead, single ply black plastic electronics control plate cover and switch cover, two metal strap buttons, and original brown hard shell case with COA and case candy. This guitar weighs 9lbs 2oz.
This 2014 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue is badass. This guitar was made as part of a limited run of 25 that were handpicked and spec-d out by Vic DaPra. Some of these guitars featured holes from Bigsby tailpieces, "changed" tuners and mods of this nature that had happened to real deal '58-'60 Les Pauls. This particular Les Paul features holes "left behind" from Kluson tuning machines and an added Bigsby tailpiece with holes "still left" from a stop tailpiece. This instrument has been hand aged and features a heavy relic finish. The aging process was done meticulously and the finish checking and wear look incredible. The guitar is set up flawlessly and plays impeccably up and down the fingerboard. The Custombucker pickups are second to none and are a pair of the best sounding examples we've heard. The neck on this Les Paul is to die for and feels incredible in hand. The neck profile is very accurate to a few old Lesters that I've played and the aged finish on the back of the neck only adds to the mystique. The top is killer, unique and on fire in certain light sources (photos from several angles and in multiple light sources are provided). The black enameled Bigsby tailpiece not only looks incredible but is extremely functional on this guitar giving you further inspirational and creative options. The Certificate of Authenticity and all original case candy are included. If you're in search of a serious professional instrument that not only has collectable appeal and potential to rise in value through the years, but also plays and sounds glorious, this outstanding and stunning Les Paul model could be the one for you.