Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Electric Guitar Aged (SN:NIELSEN006)


Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Electric Guitar Aged (SN:NIELSEN006)


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  • Description

    Rick Nielsen of renowned rock band Cheap Trick acquired a beautiful '59 'Burst over 25 years ago, and this Les Paul became his most cherished studio and stage instrument (which says A LOT considering Rick has TREMENDOUS amount of guitars in his collection). Not only is Rick among some of the most legendary guitarists/songwriters in rock 'n' roll, but he is also widely recognized as one of the most brilliant guitar collectors and aficionados in the world.

    Since they found each other over 25 years ago, Rick's beloved 'Burst is rarely left behind when he hits the road, the stage, and the studio. This priceless original '59 Les Paul is Rick's baby, and he insists on bringing it on the road, which his road crew isn't too thrilled about. Rick observes, "It's a valuable guitar, so it takes up most of our insurance rider coverage."

    Working closely with the artist and collector himself, Gibson Custom is eager and extremely honored to introduce an outstanding replica of Rick's original '59 with the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard. Not only does this stunning re-creation allow Rick to bring everything he loves about his most prized guitar on the road with him, but it also gives a small number of players and collectors a rare opportunity to experience the authentic sound, feel, and look of Rick's original '59 Les Paul. Every aspect of the original has been faithfully replicated here with the utmost accuracy thanks to Gibson Custom's True Historic Specifications and their obsessive attention to detail. The Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul is so spot-on that when Rick himself put the prototype next to the original, he stated the outcome was "remarkable."

    Hand-aged to reflect the every fine detail of the original, the hand-selected lightweight mahogany back is capped with an authentically-carved figured maple top that comes dressed in a faded 'Burst finish. Offering the classic feel of the original, the mahogany neck was hand-sanded to the exacting profile of the original and features a bound solid Indian rosewood 'board with "broken" edges for a well-played, vintage feel. A pair of Custom Bucker PAF-style pickups were specially wound to produce all of the sonic splendor delivered by Rick's original '59 Les Paul. Genuine vintage-style nickel-plated hardware includes a set of reissue Kluson Deluxe tuners, an ABR Thumbwheel bridge, and a reissue lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece.

    Gibson Custom's True Historic Specifications bring this 'Burst to entirely new levels of detail accuracy. These specs include an authentic '50s-era hide glue construction, vintage-correct plastics that replicate lab-analyzed original plastics, True Historic nickel pickup covers, and much more.

    Comes complete with reissue hardshell case and an Artist Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Custom that's been signed by Rick Nielsen and housed in a standard binder.

    Get your Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Electric Guitar Aged 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.
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  • Specification

    Number Of Frets 22
    Scale Length 24.75"
    Nut Width 1.687"
    Neck Shape 1959 Rick Nielsen
    Fingerboard Radius 12"
    Body Style Les Paul
    Neck Type Reissue
    Neck Wood Mahogany
    Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
    Body Wood Mahogany
    Top Figured Maple
    Pickup Configuration H-H
    Bridge Pickup Specially-Wound Custom Bucker
    Neck Pickup Specially-Wound Custom Bucker
    Bridge Type ABR Thumbwheel with Reissue Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
    Tuning Machines Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Other Features Only 100 Hand-Aged Instruments Made
    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Case Type Hardshell Case
    Weight 8 lbs, 8.3 oz.
    Series Limited Run
    Model Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul (Aged)
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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.