Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna" #9-1923 Electric Guitar (SN:CC5A082)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna" 9-1923 Electric Guitar, serial number CC5A082. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 1.8 oz.)

This particular example of the Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna", serial number CC5A082, is exceptionally light for a '59 reissue--weighing in at just a little over 8 pounds. Not only that, but this beauty also has a striking flame figure that looks incredible beneath a 'Burst finish.

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. Thanks to Gibson Custom's vintage-accurate 2015 True Historic Specifications, this Collector's Choice brings you closer than ever before to owning a true vintage Les Paul.

This beautiful 'Burst is made in the image of Tom Wittrock's gorgeous '59 Les Paul named "Donna", serial number 9-1923. The mahogany back has been selected for lightweight while the double-carved figured maple top sports an authentic '59 dish carve along with accurate top binding and a thin Sunburst nitro lacquer finish that's been aged by hand to reflect the look of the original instrument. Just like the old days, the top is fitted to the body with period-correct hide glue adhesive for that legendary Les Paul tone and resonance. The mahogany neck is also double-carved and hand sanded to ensure that authentic chunky '59 feel and classic Gibson playability. The 12"-radius rosewood 'board features rolled cream binding for a smooth fretting hand feel while aged nitrocellulose Trapezoid inlays cater to the unmistakable Gibson vibe.

The Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna" comes loaded up with a set of historically-accurate Alnico V Burst Bucker #3 pickups to dish out those legendary, warm vintage tones that were made famous by those world-renowned PAF humbuckers in the late '50s. Adding to the authenticity of this stunning re-creation, the pickups feature True Historic Replica VOS nickel covers that were designed and engineered to mirror every nuance and angle of the original vintage pickup covers.

Through molecular-level analysis of the original plastics from the '50s, Gibson Custom was able to replicate the original plastics with impeccable accuracy as a part of their True Historic Specifications. These spot-on '50s spec plastics include the '59 pickguard, truss rod cover, gold top hat knobs, reissue Les Paul .09 Black Royalite backplate cover, switch washer, and trim rings. Vintage-correct nickel-plated aged hardware includes a set of reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Key single band tuners and a traditional pairing of an ABR thumbwheel bridge with a reissue lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. A special 2015 Die Cast Gibson Custom Medallion switch plate cover round out the hardware. The Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna" comes complete with a hardshell case, a bound Certificate of Authenticity and an extra black plastic Treble/Rhythm switch cover plate.

Get your Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna"  #9-1923 Electric Guitar 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-day return policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape 1959 Les Paul
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Reissue
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Figured Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Burst Bucker #3
Neck Pickup Burst Bucker #3
Bridge Type ABR Thumbwheel with Reissue Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 1.8 oz.
Series Collector's Choice
Model Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock 1959 Les Paul "Donna
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.