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

SKU: GCC26A054-P

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

SKU: GCC26A054-P

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  • Description

    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.
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  • Specification

    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"
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    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.