Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #26 1959 Les Paul "Whitford Burst" Electric Guitar (SN:CC26A054)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #26 1959 Les Paul "Whitford Burst" Electric Guitar, serial number CC 26A 054. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 9.7 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.
Gibson Custom is pleased to announce the sales release of Collector's Choice #26, a 1959 Les Paul based on original serial # 9-0653 aka "Whitford 'Burst" as owned by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith.

The Custom 1959 Les Paul "Whitford Burst" features a uniquely figured hand-selcted maple top paired with a solid, one-piece, lightweight mahogany body. The finish exhibits a subtle Lemonburst fade aged to unveil the gentle shimmer of its soft flame. Gibson's VOS aging process delivers just the right amount of vintage vibe and gives the guitar that comfortable, well worn-in feel and look. The neck is carved from solid mahogany and features  a beefy late-50s style profile and a 12" radius rosewood fingerboard with aged acrylic trapezoid inlays. The neck is complimented by aged cream colored binding with tortoise markers along the edges of the fingerboard.

Crucial to the 1959 Les Paul's legacy is the unmistakable tone delivered by Gibson's "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups. This classic recreation is equipped with a pair of Custom Buckers constructed to the exact specs of the original PAF’s in Brad Whitford's '59 for or a rich response with outstanding articulation.

Rounding out the hardware is a set of vintage-style Green Key tuners, and the classic pairing of an aged, nickel-plated ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and wraparound aluminum  tailpiece. Collector's Choice #26 will be crafted in a strictly limited run of 300 guitars (with qualifying materials ultimately determining the final number). Finally, the Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul "Whitford Burst" Electric Guitar includes a Gibson Custom hardshell case, a Certificate of Authenticity and is covered by Gibson Custom's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Get your Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #26 1959 Les Paul "Whitford Burst" Electric Guitar (Serial#: CC26A054) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Extra Switch Plate


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape Late '50s Profile
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany with Maple Spline
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Genuine 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 Body

Hand-Selected, Uniquely Figured Eastern Maple Top

1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany Body

Cream Reissue Binding

Franklin Titebond Adhesive


Reissue Truss Rod Assembly

Hot Hide Glue Adhesive

Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"


1-Piece Fingerboard

.040" Cream Reissue Binding

Aged Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays

E.O.B: 2.062

Hot Hide Glue Adhesive


Nylon Nut

Slots with Gibson PLEK System


Reissue, Holly with Gibson Pearl Inlay

Vintage Truss Rod Cover

17 Degree Headstock Angle


Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Key Tuners

12:01 Tuning Ratio

Nickel/Aged Plating


Nickel-Plated Bridge & Tailpiece

Aluminum Tailpiece


Pickguard: Reissue Cream

Knobs: Gold Top Hats

Toggle Switch Washer: Cream Toggle Washer

Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Strings: .010 - .046

Strap Buttons Aluminum End Pins


Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls

Capacitors: Bumble Bee

Toggle Switch: Three-Way

Output Jack: Traditional ¼"


Nitrocellulose Lacquer Whitford Sunburst
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 9.7 oz.
Series Collector's Choice
Model Collector's Choice #26 1959 Les Paul "Whitford Burst"
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.