Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" Electric Guitar (SN:CC30A019)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" Electric Guitar, serial number CC 30A 019. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 7.5 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.

The Gibson Custom Shop is proud to introduce the Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby", which is based on a stunning, super-clean '59 'Burst (serial number 9-0291) that was owned, loved and carefully played by one single owner for almost a half of a century. In 2008, the original owner contacted Gibson, and then Gibson made contact with famed 'Burst collector and aficionado Vic DaPra. Of course, DaPra couldn't turn down an opportunity like that, but in the end, he wound up selling the guitar to an anonymous Texas collector. Also referred to as "Gibson Appraisal Burst/Gabby" Les Paul, the Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul gives players and collectors alike a chance to own a detail-perfect replica of one of the most pristine vintage '59 Burst Les Pauls of all time.

Just as the original, the CC #30 Les Paul "Gabby" displays very little playing wear and  sports a one-piece mahogany body, a hand-selected, beautifully bookmatched 2-piece figured maple top and a rich, unfaded Cherry 'Burst finish that allows the gorgeous tiger stripe flame to pop from every angle. The top carve and the lightly hand-aged finish with period-correct aniline dye provides an aesthetic that is spot on with the original. The chunkier '59 one-piece mahogany neck is carved into the exacting profile of the original and features an accurate reissue headstock as well as an ultra-dark solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with aged nitrocellulose Trapezoid inlays. Both the top and fingerboard are bound with reissue cream binding for truly authentic looks.

Accurately recreating the sound of those coveted '59 'Burst Les Pauls, a pair of Alnico III Custom Bucker pickups deliver that vintage growl and bite of those Patent Applied For humbuckers. The classic control layout consists of a 3-way switch and independent Volume & Tone controls for each pickup featuring "Bumble Bee" capacitors.

In addition, the Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" comes equipped with vintage-correct aged nickel hardware which includes a set of reissue Kluson tuning machines and the classic pairing of an ABR Tune-O-Matic bridge with a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. Aged period-accurate plastics including a reissue cream pickguard, reissue cream pickup rings, a reissue truss rod cover and gold top-hat knobs round out this striking '59 'Burst replica.

The Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" comes with the full protection of a vintage-style reissue brown hardshell case with pink fur lining. Includes a Custom Shop Historic Certificate of Authenticity in a binder and an extra black plastic treble/rhythm switch cover plate.

With a maximum of only 300 of these Limited Edition instruments produced, the Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" Electric Guitar poses a rare opportunity for the discerning player, collector and Les Paul enthusiast. 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
  • Extra Switch Cover Plate


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape 1959 "Gabby"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Figured Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Type ABR with Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Please See 'More Info' Tab for Additional Specifications
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 7.5 oz.
Series Collector's Choice
Model Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby"

Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" Additional Specifications

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.