Gibson Collector’s Choice #4 1959 Les Paul “Sandy” is the result of intense study, scanning and hands-on examination of the original guitar, an amazing 1959 Les Paul Standard that offers many of the most desirable features of the breed.

From its lusciously faded “dirty lemon” finish over a beautifully and tightly grained figured maple top, to its sublime neck profile, to its remarkable zebra-coil PAF humbucking pickups—all recreated in precise detail with significant time and attention devoted by the original guitar’s owner, Tom Wittrock — Collector’s Choice #4 1959 Les Paul “Sandy” brings you as close to the look, feel and tone of the original as is physically possible.

Gibson Collector's Choice #4 1959 Les Paul Sandy

The Collector’s Choice series by Gibson Custom offers the chance of owning a piece of history, through the precise and exacting replication of a series of prized original sunburst Les Paul Standards. As a result, each Collector’s Choice guitar represents the closest thing possible to owning one of the best of the best of a rare run of guitars made between 1958 and 1960.

Gibson Collector’s Choice #4 1959 Les Paul Sandy features:

  • Genuine Mahogany back with unique figured Maple top
  • Indian Rosewood fingerboard with nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays
  • Zebra coil Custom Bucker Humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Gotoh Nickel Reissue Green Keys with 12:1 tuning ratio
  • Frets: 22 (Frets over binding)
  • Radius: 12″
  • Scale Length: 24.75″

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  • Brian Rappé says:

    I own the custom distressed version #4 of the original Sandy and out of the 5 Gibson Les Pauls I own she is the sweetest playing one. Just awesome!


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