Gibson Collector’s Choice #2 1959 Les Paul Goldie

By October 1, 20112011, Classic Guitars, New Release
Gibson Collectors Choice #2 Les Paul 1959 Goldie

Launched in the spring of 2010, Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice™ ’59 Les Paul series focuses on meticulous recreations of rare and specific existing examples from the extremely short run of Les Paul Standards produced in 1959.

The second model produced in this series, serial number 9-0629 (aka “Goldie”) is an instrument that presents several of the most desirable aspects of these highly sought-after electric guitars. Crafted with close analysis of the original by Gibson Custom, including digital scanning and measurement from every conceivable perspective, “Goldie” totally embodies the spirit of the Collector’s Choice™ series by recreating this original individual ’59 Les Paul in as near-to-perfect detail as is humanly possible. As such, the instrument presents a rare opportunity for players and collectors alike: a precise reincarnation of the look, tone, and feel of one of the world’s most elusive electric guitars. “Goldie” will be reproduced in strictly limited numbers, with all guitars sent to world-renowned guitar-aging artist Tom Murphy for hand aging.

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Gibson Collectors Choice #2 Les Paul 1959 Goldie
  • Top: Unique Figured Eastern Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Binding: Cream
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Neck: Genuine Mahogany with Maple Spline
  • Neck profile: CC#2 Profile
  • Truss Rod: Traditional
  • Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Neck Fit Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Radius: 12″
  • Binding: Cream
  • Inlays: Aged Acrylic Trapezoid
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
  • Other: Reissue Fret Wire, Toroise Side Dots
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Width: 1.687
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
  • Logo: Les Paul Signature
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Antique Bell Shaped™
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Headstock Tuners: Gotoh Nickel Reissue Green Key
  • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Pickup (Neck Position): Burstbucker I (Alnico II magnet)
  • Pickup: (Bridge Position): Burstbucker III (Alnico II magnet)
  • Electronics: Potentiometers
  • Bridge Type: ABR-1 with Retainer Wire
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge Tailpiece Type: Stop Bar
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hats with with Dial Pointers
  • Pickguard: Cream Reissue
  • Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Screenprint
  • Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
  • Control Plate Cover: Black
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Controls: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Type: 500k Audio-taper
  • Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: Three-Way with White Toggle Cap
  • Output Jack: Traditional ¼”
  • Finish Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Strings: .010 – .046, Vintage Strings
  • Color: Green Lemon
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