• 2012 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue "Sandy" CC#4 Aged - USED

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    2012 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue "Sandy" CC#4 Aged - USED

    The Collector's Choice series by Gibson Custom offers the most avid fans of Gibson's legacy 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 that is already recognized as the most desirable production model in the history of the electric guitar. Collector's Choice #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" is again 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" is a true wonder to behold, and brings you as close to the look, feel and tone of the original as is physically possible. As with all Collector's Choice guitars, "Sandy" will be available in strictly limited numbers, with a maximum run of 300, with the availability of qualifying materials ultimately determining the final number. 

    While all late '50s Les Paul Standards are highly sought after, and extremely valuable, Collector's Choice #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" truly represents many of the most desirable characteristics of the breed. "So many things were right on this guitar," said Edwin Wilson, head of Gibson Custom's Historic program, during his analysis of the guitar. "Sandy plays beautifully; the neck is really comfortable with just the right amount of 'beef' to it and a fairly low neck pitch so the strings feel almost like butter. One of the more stand-out features about Sandy is the curly eastern hard maple top. It is absolutely a knockout! The flame on this guitar is not very wide, but its crossing in and out on itself makes it one of the most intense and busy tops we have copied. Overall, this guitar is really the perfect example of a great 1959 Les Paul Model guitar, making the Collector's Choice #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" an honor to reproduce." 

    In order to bring this limited run reproduction as close to the original as is humanly possible, Gibson Custom has examined and measured every significant detail of this prized 1959 Les Paul, and digitally scanned it to precisely replicate internal dimensions as well. Fine details of the reproduction include precise neck and top carves; closely matched maple grains for the guitar's exquisite top; exposed zebra-coil humbuckers with Alnico 3 magnets, accurate coil winds, and offset square-window bobbins; and wear patterns that capture the current state of "Sandy" near to perfection. In addition to accurately replicating the faded "dirty lemon" sunburst finish, Gibson Custom even replicates the lacquer over-spray that a previous owner ordered for the neck to preserve it from further wear. For players and collectors seeking the look, feel and tone of a singular, well-loved, and well-documented 1959 Les Paul Model, and not just another "reissue" guitar, Collector's Choice #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" presents an unparalleled opportunity. 

    There were 150 Aged guitars in this run of 300, and includes a silkscreened Custom Shop case, owner's manual and a Custom Shop Collector's Choice #4 Certificate of Authenticity.


    8 lbs 7 ounces
    Nut: 1-11/16"
    Scale: 24.75"
    Saddle Spacing: 2"

    Body Top: Unique Figured Maple Top

    Back: Mahogany

    Binding: Cream

    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond

    Neck Species: Mahogany with a Maple Spline

    Profile: CC#4 Profile

    Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable

    Joint Angle: 5 (+/- 15 seconds)

    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond


    Neck Fit

    Joint: Mortise & Tenon

    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond

    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005”


    Fingerboard Species: Indian Rosewood

    Frets: 22 (Frets over binding)

    Radius: 12"

    Scale Length: 24.75"

    Nut/E.O.B: 1.687"/2.062"

    Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays


    Nut Material: Nylon

    Width: 1.687

    Slots: Gibson PLEK System


    Headstock Logo: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo

    Truss Rod Cover: Black Antique Bell Shaped

    Tuners: Gotoh Reissue Green Key

    Tuning Ratio: 12:1

    Plating: Nickel


    Bridge Type: ABR-1

    Plating: Nickel


    Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

    Plating: Nickel

    Knobs: Gold Top Hats

    Pickguard: Cream

    Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Silkscreened Gold

    Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream

    Control Plate Cover: Black Royalite


    Strap Buttons: Aluminum


    Pickups:

    Neck Position: Custom Bucker w/Zebra coils (Alnico 3)

    Bridge Position: Custom Bucker w/Zebra coils (Alnico 3)


    Electronics

    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls

    Type: 500k Audio Taper

    Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound

    Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft Axial Toggle with Vintage Plastic Tip

    Output: Jack Traditional 1/4"

    Finish Sealer: Nitrocellulose


    *Please note all prices are in Canadian dollars, which is approximately 20% cheaper for US customers due to the higher US dollar.
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