GIBSON USA Les Paul LTD Historic 1959 50th Anns R9 "Rust Burst + Rosewood" (2009

GIBSON USA Les Paul LTD Historic 1959 50th Anns R9 "Rust Burst + Rosewood" (2009

Here's a very limited edition version of Gibson's 59 Les Paul! Gibson initially offered a run of 500 50th anniversary 59 reissues in the standard sunbursts. After these sold out, they did an additional run of R9's in Burgundy Burst, Amber Orange Burst and Rust Burst. Limited to 59 pieces each, these guitars featured finishes that made many vintage nuts take notice. Gorgeous recreations of some of the varied burst shades you would see in books like Beauty of the Burst. Many folks considered these limited run guitars to be the best looking R9s in years. The new 59 reissues have a few nice updates to make them even more accurate. Incredible quality and attention to detail. The non weight relived body is one piece mahogany for incredible sustain. The book matched flame maple top features the authentic 50’s contour. This Rust Burst example has some very realistic figuring. Cool 3D flame with hints of curl throughout and a nice “peek-a-boo” effect where the flame hides or changes depending on the angle. The one piece mahogany neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard (nice and dark) with correct shape trapezoid fingerboard inlays. Holly headstock veneer. Zebra coil 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 light Rust Burst finish looks incredibly accurate. This one is a gloss finish, not a VOS. Nice, shiny with none of the simulated aging of the VOS guitars. An absolutely gorgeous Les Paul that is sure to become collectible in the coming years!

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 a fairly clean guitar too. Some very light impressions and the odd surface/pick swirl. Very, very nice looking. Comes in original black Custom Shop case with cert and a pile of case candy and purchase receipt.

This is an absolutely gorgeous Les Paul that sounds as good as it looks. Very authentic looks and feel. The new R9's are among the best I've seen. Excellent quality and tremendous tone. 


Serial Number: 991097

Time of Manufacture: 2009

Place of Manufacture:  California, USA

Neck Profile: Fat 59 Shape Neck Profile

Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

Weight: 9lbs 8oz

Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's

Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

Colour: Rust Burst

Originality: 100% Original.

Dings, Scratches, other: Some very light impressions and the odd surface/pick swirl. Very, very nice looking . - Please refer to pictures below .
 

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 991097

    Time of Manufacture: 2009

    Place of Manufacture:  California, USA

    Neck Profile: Fat 59 Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 9lbs 8oz

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

    Colour: Rust Burst

    Originality: 100% Original.

    Dings, Scratches, other: Some very light impressions and the odd surface/pick swirl. Very, very nice looking . - Please refer to pictures below .
     

£4,599.99Price