Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run - Handpicked Tops No Longer Available

Sweetwater Special Run Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Two CustomBucker Pickups - Maple Flame Burst
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A Legendary Paul Gets the Sweetwater Treatment

The Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run recreates the legendary 1959 model solidbody electric guitar - with a few notable enhancements. First off, you get stunning Eastern maple top that's been hand-selected by the guitar gurus here at Sweetwater. The satisfyingly chunky '59 profile neck sports a stinger on the back of the headstock (very rare). Finally, A pair of CustomBucker pickups with coil splits and a phase switch - the Jimmy Page setup - give you a staggering range of tone. There's only a handful of of these amazing guitars, so order your Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run before it's too late.

Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Sweetwater Special Run of a legendary Les Paul
  • CustomBucker pickups deliver a staggering range of tone
  • Real-deal nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Sweetwater Special Run of a legendary Les Paul

The original '59 Les Paul Standard guitar established the Les Paul as a, well, standard in solidbody electric guitars. For this Sweetwater Special Run, Sweetwater's guitar gurus worked with Gibson's Custom Shop to hand-select pick-of-the-litter Eastern maple for this guitar's breathtaking book-matched flame maple top. The axe is finished in a jaw-dropping Maple Flame Burst nitro finish that'll knock your socks off. Then, there's the stinger on the back of the headstock - a rare detail found on very few historical Les Pauls. All in, the Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run is one drool-worthy axe.

CustomBucker pickups deliver a staggering range of tone

Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to the Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run's electronics as they did to its aesthetics. This axe is fitted with a pair of CustomBuckers with push-pull volume pots that spilt the coils. There's also a phase switch on the lower tone knob. This is the setup made famous by Jimmy Page, and it gives you a staggering range of tone. These pups will power everything from spanky single-coil rhythms to fat, blistering leads. Just listen to any good live Led Zeppelin recording and you'll hear what these electronics can do.

Real-deal nitrocellulose lacquer finish

The Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives the guitar a timeless, classic look. Nitro finishes - standard back in the '50s and '60s - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities - so your Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run sounds every bit as wicked as it looks!

Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Sweetwater Special Run of a legendary Les Paul
  • Extremely limited-run model - a real collector's piece!
  • The look, sound, and feel of a vintage '59 LP - with Sweetwater enhancements
  • Mahogany body with hand-carved, bookmatched Sweetwater hand-picked Eastern maple top
  • CustomBucker pickups with, coil splitters, and a phase switch - Jimmy Page's preferred setup
  • Hardshell case included
Gibson Custom Les Paul 1959 Reissue Sweetwater Special Run - reserve yours now!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number HB487C

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Gibson Custom, Gibson Custom Solidbody Guitars