Here’s a 70th Anniversary Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab lightly aged R9 in lemon burst with a made to measure handpicked top and nice tight ribbon flame. The aging is amazing, beautifully checked, the guitar just looks and feels like it stepped out of 1959. And, of course, it has the 70th anniversary plate.
The guitar features unpotted Alnico 3 Custom Buckers, hide glue long tenon neck, and highly figured top, Lifton style case and all case candy and Murphy Labs certificate of authenticity.
Gibson sez: “Gibson Custom Shop’s 1959 Les Paul™ Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models — it’s a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop’s expert team — a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans. It’s the definition of cool, and it’s the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard since the Gibson Custom Shop began making Historic Reissues over twenty-five years ago. It features aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.”
Condition: Murphy Lab aged; Body: Mahogany; Color: Lemon Burst; Pickups: Custom Buckers; Scale: 24.75