In 1984, when Vic DaPra set out to acquire an original '59 Les Paul (ser# 9 0627), he didn't have the luxury of the internet. "I had to wait for Polaroid pictures to come through the mail. It felt like forever." Rarely does an original late '50s Gibson Les Paul make it to us with such clean lineage. The days of "closet" finds are quickly becoming the folklore of a bygone era. Unearthing one of the very few two-owner 1959 'Bursts with so much character in its top is incredible: this guitar is astounding, from the billowy, unending, multi-dimensional flame to the softly mellowed hue of its now caramel-colored burst. Gibson Custom is excited to offer a very limited number of "Gruhn 'Burst" Les Pauls, hand-crafted featuring our True Historic features. To bring you the specific tone and feel of Gruhn 'Burst, we've re-created its neck profile and top carve through digital analysis of the original and tone-matched its pickups with specially wound Custom Buckers. To capture the finite details of this very special Collector's Choice edition, the color and wear are hand-applied and based on in-depth study of the Gruhn 'Burst, with Vic's personal involvement in developing and approving the run.
For sale is a 2016 Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice #35 '59 Les Paul "Gruhn Burst" with the original case and certificate of authenticity. This guitar is in mint condition, and in perfect working order. This guitar is a relic. Overall, I would rate the condition a solid 9.9 out of 10. Everything on the guitar is original. There are no cracks, repairs, or issues. The neck is straight with no issues and plays great. The original frets are in excellent condition with no wear. The original case works great.
Serial Number: 020
Nut Width: 1.70"
1st Fret: 0.90"
12th Fret: 1.00"
Neck Type: Chunky '59
Finger Board: Rosewood
Pickups: Custom Buckers
Weight: 8lb 8oz
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