For sale is a 2015 Gibson Tom Murphy Painted '59 Historic Les Paul BOTB Stanley Burst with the original case and certificate of authenticity.
I have simply never seen a Cover Burst that comes this close to the original. This 2015 (2014 Spec) 59 Les Paul Beauty Of The Burst "Cover Burst" is a super rare and special guitar with a handpicked top by Edwin Wilson and Yasuhiko Iwande and was painted by Tom Murphy with the back color hand-mixed by Edwin Wilson. This is the rarest and most desirable of all the Murphy painted Japan guitars. These guitars have 2014 specs however the guitars were built and shipped in 2015. The 2014 specs include the updates truss rod route without tubing, fingerboard glued to neck with hot hide glue, and the neck glued to the body with hot hide glue. It was special ordered for the top select Japanese dealers only in and was a collaboration between Wilson, Iwande, and Murphy. For those of you that don't know Edwin Wilson is the Gibson Historic Program Director and Yasuhiko Iwande is the author of The Beauty Of The Burst Book and Tom Murphy needs no introduction. The cases were signed by Wilson and Murphy and Murphy marked his initials inside the control cavity. There were only 20 guitars in this run and these tops were all handpicked by Edwin Wilson and Iwande and painted by Tom Murphy to replicate the guitar on the front cover of The Beauty Of The Burst Book. These guitars are rare and never to be done again and the Wilson-Murphy-Iwande team really outdid themselves on this one in every aspect. Murphy really nailed the color on this one and you simply can't find a better-looking Burst than this. This is obviously some of Murphy’s best work to date at Gibson. The guitar sounds absolutely incredible just dripping with tone with big and wide flames on the top.
This guitar is in mint condition and in perfect working order. 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. There is no buzzing or dead spots. The original case works great.
Serial Number: HS9 50034
Nut Width: 1.72"
1st Fret: 0.91"
12th Fret: 1.01"
Neck Type: Chunky 50's
Finger Board: Rosewood
Pickups: Gibson Burstbucker 1 & 2
Weight: 8lb 14oz
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