Gibson Collector’s Choice #7 1960 Les Paul Shanks

By March 22, 20132013, New Release
Gibson Collectors Choice 7 1960 Les Paul Shanks

Gibson Custom announces the release of the Collector’s Choice #7 1960 Les Paul, an exacting recreation of legendary music producer and songwriter John Shanks’s beloved Les Paul, serial number 0-0289.

As with each guitar in the Collector’s Choice series, Gibson Custom team gained intimate access to the prized Les Paul, so that every minute detail necessary to recreate the look, feel, and tone of the original has been captured. The result is a truly unique Les Paul, the closest you will come to owning the real thing.

Gibson Collectors Choice 7 1960 Les Paul Shanks

To complete the sonic accuracy of Collector’s Choice #7 1960 Les Paul, Gibson Custom carefully measured the pickups in John Shanks’s original guitar, and recreated a set of Custom Buckers wound to precisely the same specs.

Gibson Collectors Choice 7 1960 Les Paul Shanks features:
  • Top:Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany with Maple Spline
  • Neck Profile: Rounded
  • Fingerboard Rosewood
  • Radius: 12″
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Binding: .04 Cream
  • Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
  • Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Tuners: Grover kidney
  • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
  • Bridge Type: ABR-1 with Nickel Plating
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar with Nickel plating
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hat with Dial Pointers
  • Pickups: (Neck Position) Custom Bucker Alnico III
  • Pickups: (Bridge Position) Custom Bucker Alnico III
  • Pickup Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound

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