GIBSON USA Custom Shop Les Paul R9 1959 Reissue VOS " Dirty Lemon Burst + Rosewo
Here’s the Holy Grail for many guitar players! The 1959 Les Paul is considered by many to be the pinnacle of tone and craftsmanship. The Gibson Custom Shop has continually made improvements to their line of reissues to produce some of the best 59 replicas, not to mention a few of the finest guitars in the world. Incredible quality and attention to detail. The non weight relived body is one piece mahogany for incredible sustain. The quilt maple top features the authentic 50’s contour. This example has a sweet ass AA+ quilt Finish. The one piece mahogany neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with correct shape trapezoid fingerboard inlays. Holly headstock veneer. Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups deliver killer PAF tone. CTS pots and bumblebee caps. Lightweight Stopbar Tailpiece, ABR-1 Tuneomatic bridge and tulip button Kluson style tuners keep it rock solid. An amazing amount of research went into this incredible recreation. About as accurate as it gets. The nitro lacquer dirty lemon burst finish looks great also. The Vintage Original Spec (VOS) treatment gives it a slightly aged look. This is as close as it gets for mere mortals. Incredible tone and feel not to mention amazing quality.
The Custom Shop turns out some incredible guitars and this R9 is no exception. Factory PLEK’d for killer playability, these Lesters have incredible feel. The 1959 profile neck is nice and beefy and the newish neck shapes are even more accurate as compared to the originals. The tone is superlative as well. The Burstbuckers sound great with nice tone and good articulation. As i mentioned earlier it has the VOS finish which means it already has an aged look. It has the vibe of a lightly used guitar thanks to a factory dulled finish, aged hardware and light scratches. A cool look! This guitar is in Excellent condition with no dings or dents. No descernible playtime from what i have been told as the owner was a collector, this can be clearly authenticated when seen under close scrutiny. Comes with the Gibson hard-shell case and all the paperwork.
Time of Manufacture: 2013
Serial Number: 9 31936
Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA
Neck Profile: 59 Neck Profile
Fret Condition: Virtually No Fret Wear
Weight: 9lbs 2oz
Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's
Overall Condition: " Excellent Condition"
Colour: Dirty lemon burst
Originality: 100% Original.
Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please refer to the pictures below.