Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #29 1959 Les Paul Standard #9-1165 "Tamio Okuda 1959 Les Paul" Aged Electric Guitar (SN:CC29A165)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #29 1959 Les Paul Standard #9-1165 "Tamio Okuda 1959 Les Paul" Electric Guitar, serial number CC 29A 165. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 9.0 oz.)

Gibson Custom's Collector's Choice Series offers players and collectors alike an exacting replication of a specific, existing vintage Les Paul. To accurately recreate these historic and prized Les Pauls, Gibson Custom meticulously examines of every aspect of the original guitar—from precise measurements and specifications to vintage-accurate pickups and hardware—all combined with the unsurpassed craftsmanship you've come to expect from the master luthiers at Gibson Custom. Each of these Collector's Choice guitars embody the tone, feel, looks and character of a particular instrument down to every scratch and ding.

From his work with UNICORN, to his highly successful solo career, and even through touring with Alt. rock band The Verbs here in the United States, Tamio Okuda has proved himself to be a world-renowned guitar hero. Since the 1990's and throughout his impressive musical career, Okuda has relied heavily on his original 'Burst, whether he was recording in the studio or performing on stage. Today, thanks to hands-on access to the original instrument, Gibson Custom is proud to introduce a stunning re-creation of Tamio Okuda's vintage '59 Les Paul (serial# 9-1165).

For an authentic aesthetic, the Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #29 "Tamio Okuda 1959 Les Paul" #9-1165 sports a 1-piece genuine mahogany back with period-correct aniline dye and a uniquely figured maple top dressed in an accurately faded 'Burst finish. For classic Gibson comfort, playability and style, the 1-piece mahogany neck is carved into the exacting profile of the original while the 1-piece Indian rosewood fretboard carries a nylon nut as well as aged cellulose trapezoid inlays. A set of '57 Classic humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions faithfully deliver that coveted PAF voice that helped make the originals 'Bursts legendary. The Collector's Choice #29 also comes equipped with vintage-correct hardware including a set of reissue Kluson Deluxe tuners and the classic combination of an ABR-1 thumbwheel bridge and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. The finish has been aged by hand to accurately mirror the exact player wear and well-played vibe and mojo of the original. The Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #29 "Tamio Okuda 1959 Les Paul" #9-1165 comes with the full protection of a hardshell case and includes a leather-bound tri-fold Certificate of Authenticity.

With a limited production run of up to 300 pieces worldwide, the Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #29 "Tamio Okuda 1959 Les Paul" #9-1165 poses a rare opportunity players and collectors alike. Get yours from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 20
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Genuine Mahogany with Maple Spline
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Genuine Mahogany
Top Figured Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic
Neck Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic
Bridge Type ABR-1 Thumbwheel with Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Limited Production Run of up to 300 Instruments Worldwide


Uniquely Figured Top with Accurate Okuda 'Burst Finish and Period-Correct Aniline Dye on Back

Aged Binding

Aged Cellulose Trapezoid Inlays

Reissue Holly Head Veneer with Pearl Gibson Inlay

Nylon Nut

Nickel Hardware
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 9.0 oz.
Series Collector's Choice
Model Collector's Choice #29 #9-1165 "Tamio Okuda 1959 Les Paul" Aged
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.