2019 Gibson 60th Anniversary Les Paul 1959 R9 Reissue Slow Iced Tea Fade Gloss
This is a rare beast this year with the 60th Anniversary R9's a full gloss finish on the guitar and hardware. After seeing so many VOS finishes its nice to see a glossy guitar. The subtle color variation on the wood grain of this R9 is truly captivating when you pick this guitar up. We’re bringing you more hand picked guitars from the Gibson Custom Shop. These were all selected because of their tops, color, weights and tone. The R9’s coming out of the Custom Shop this year have been outstanding and this slow iced tea fade is no exception. The guitar ships with all of its case candy, COA and in the new style lacquered Lifton reissues. Don't wait on this one as it won't be here for long.
Weight 8lb 9oz
As per Gibson below:
60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard
The Most Desirable Guitar Ever Made Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary.
No specific Gibson model carries more intrigue and gravitas than the 1959 Les Paul Standard. It wasn't a successful model when it was released (under 650 were made) but before long it was adopted by some of the world's greatest guitarists -- Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, and Billy Gibbons, to name a few.
The instrument was simply enchanting, from its beautiful figured maple top to its extreme sonic versatility. "It has a deep, powerful sound and you can use it to imitate just about anything – violin, sax, cello, even a sitar," says Jeff Beck.
All these reasons and more made the 1959 Les Paul Standard the most coveted and legendary guitar on the planet. Gibson Custom Shop's 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of yearly advancements to accuracy and authenticity since Gibson Custom Shop began examining vintage Les Pauls over twenty years ago.
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