An example of this model just made its way past the inSync offices, and we were stunned — this is one sharp-looking instrument! The model in question is the Sweetwater-exclusive, limited edition Gibson Custom 1959 50th Anniversary Les Paul, which sports a gorgeous Ruby Burst finish. This is the most accurate re-creation of a ’59 Les Paul ever made! Like the original, it features a solid mahogany back, a thick carved figured maple top, and a one-piece mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard fitted with 22 frets and trapezoid inlays. All the vintage appointments are here, including vintage-style nickel tuners with green buttons, an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and a stop tailpiece, single-ply creme binding, and more.
But, these guitars go beyond mere cosmetics to truly re-create the legendary ’59 Les Paul Standard. Gibson Custom performed an intensive digital assessment of five original 1959 Les Paul Standards. They discovered that each of these stunning instruments was a little bit different (as is always the way with vintage guitars) but that they had a certain sound, feel, and vibe in common. Through the course of this detailed analysis they perfected many details on the reissue — yielding a period-correct Les Paul Standard more accurate to the ’59 year of manufacture than has ever been reproduced before.
Only 25 of these phenomenal guitars will be made, and they’re only available at Sweetwater! They’ve just arrived and they’re already going fast — call to purchase yours now!