Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Electric Guitar Vintage Gloss (SN:RN032)SKU: GRN032XXX-P
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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."
The hand-selected lightweight mahogany back is capped with an authentically-carved figured maple top that comes dressed in a faded 'Burst Vintage Gloss 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.
Get your Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Electric Guitar Vintage Gloss 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.
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 Case/Bag Included Yes Case Type Hardshell Case Weight 8 lbs, 6.9 oz. Series Limited Run Model Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul (Vintage Gloss)
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.