For many players, Gibson’s Les Paul — especially the late ’50s Standards — defines “electric guitar.” With their thick mahogany bodies with carved maple caps for the perfect amount of brightness and articulation, mahogany set necks with rosewood fingerboards for rich sustain and resonance, and warm-sounding dual humbuckers, Les Pauls set the standard (sorry, we couldn’t resist) for fat, sustaining tones.
Today’s Guitar of the Day is a very special Les Paul; Sweetwater’s guitar gurus spec’d the Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run to be the ultimate ’59 Standard, adding enhancements that move this guitar from a great Les Paul to a GREAT Les Paul, with amazing versatility. This Special Run Les Paul features a ’59 profile neck shape comfortable chunkiness, and that neck sports a “stinger” on the back of the headstock as is found in very rare cases in vintage guitars. For maximum beauty, we’ve hand-selected flamed Eastern maple bookmatched tops and completed the look with a stunning Maple Flame Burst nitrocellulose lacquer finish that brings out the best in the wood grain.
A pair of CustomBuckers provide the tone, plus we’ve spec’d push/pull pots on the volume knobs for splitting the coils in each. A push/pull phase switch on the bridge pickup tone pot allows even more versatility, giving you the legendary Jimmy Page setup and a broad range of tones.
With the Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run, you get a Les Paul that looks like a stunning, NOS vintage guitar, with tonal enhancements and versatility that will blow you away! Only a handful are available, and you can order the exact guitar (with the beautiful top you want) by serial number in our Guitar Gallery.