GIBSON USA Les Paul LTD Dealer Select 1959 R9 "Manhattan Sunset Burst + Rosewood

GIBSON USA Les Paul LTD Dealer Select 1959 R9 "Manhattan Sunset Burst + Rosewood

Here's a limited edition Gibson R9 Les Paul with hand selected woods! This guitar is one of the Handpicked Series of guitars offered to dealers. There are some one off finishes like this Manhattan Sunset Burst I picked up. An interesting finish which has a purple hue around the edge. I suspect no more then 20 were made as information is extremely limited online. Either way the top on this is absolutely stunning, and whilst i stand to make little profit on this, it had to be added to the store. Many folks considered the R9's during this era to be the best looking R9s in years. Spec-wise we have the usual appointments  which include, Quilt top mahogany body, mahogany neck ('59 neck profile), the usual bound rosewood fretboard, trapezoid inlays, 22 frets, 2 Burstbucker humbucking pickups (#2 at bridge and #1 at neck - both wound by PS), stop tailpiece, ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, headstock overlay features logo inlay and  vintage style tuners, 

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 setup make bending a breeze. The tone is superlative as well. The Burstbucker pickups are widely regarded as some of the best PAF replicas out there. Top shelf CTS pots and Bumblebee caps add to the tone. This is an extremely clean guitar too. Not even a surface/pick swirl. Very, very nice looking and in mint condition with no dings or impressions. Comes in original black Custom Shop case with cert and a pile of case candy.

This is an absolutely gorgeous Les Paul that sounds as good as it looks. Very authentic looks and feel. 


Serial Number: 91512

Time of Manufacture: 2011

Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA

Neck Profile: Fat 59 Shape Neck Profile

Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

Weight: 8lbs 7oz

Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's

Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"

Colour: Manhatten Sunset Burst

Originality: 100% Original.

Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report .

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 91512

    Time of Manufacture: 2011

    Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA

    Neck Profile: Fat 59 Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 8lbs 7oz

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's

    Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"

    Colour: Manhatten Sunset Burst

    Originality: 100% Original.

    Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report .

£4,699.99Price

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