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Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #38 1960 Les Paul Drew Berlin "Chicken Shack 'Burst" Electric Guitar (SN:CC38A039)

SKU: GCC38A039-P

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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #38 1960 Les Paul Drew Berlin "Chicken Shack 'Burst" #0 0205 Electric Guitar, serial number CC38A039. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 0.6 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. Thanks to Gibson Custom's vintage-accurate True Historic Specifications, this Collector's Choice brings you closer than ever before to owning a true vintage Les Paul.

The Les Paul models produced in early 1960 were basically identical to the 'Bursts made in 1959, boasting the same chunky neck profile, a thin 'Burst finish, and in the case of the truly exceptional '60 Les Paul being replicated here, a highly figured maple top.

Painstakingly crafted in the image one of those highly coveted early 1960 Les Paul models with '59 specs, this Collector's Choice #38 is based on serial number 0 0205, which is an incredibly well-known early 1960 'Burst Les Paul with quite the storied past. Drew Berlin, one of the proud owners of this famed 1960 Les Paul #0 0205, dubbed these early 1960 models "double 0s" and worked very closely with Gibson Custom to ensure that all of the sonic and visual splendor of this fine vintage Les Paul was replicated with the utmost accuracy.

Les Paul #0 0205 was owned and played by Stan Webb, who was the founder, guitarist, and vocalist for the British blues band Chicken Shack. Webb played this 'Burst live throughout the '80s, and in the early '90s, the guitar was sold to prominent 'Burst collector/aficionado/expert Vic DaPra and shipped to the United States. With its strikingly figured top and outstanding blues tone, Les Paul #0 0205 was adored and admired by players, collectors, and even publishers. This particular 1960 Les Paul even made its way into some of the most notable literature on vintage 'Burst Les Pauls, including The Beauty of the Burst, Sunburst Alley, and Burst Believers III.

From its unique, intensely-figured flame maple top and its extremely accurate hand-aging down to the double cream DiMarzio humbuckers and obsessive, vintage-correct True Historic appointments, the Collector's Choice #38 Les Paul Drew Berlin "Chicken Shack 'Burst" brings you as close as you can possibly get to the sought-after original. Available in very limited quantities, the Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #38 Les Paul Drew Berlin "Chicken Shack 'Burst" poses a rare opportunity for the discerning player, collector, and 'Burst aficionado. Comes complete with an aged/lacquered reissue brown Les Paul case with pink fur lining, a bound Collector's Choice #38 Certificate of Authenticity, a True Historic die cast medallion switch plate cover, and an extra black plastic Treble/Rhythm switch plate cover.

Get your Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #38 1960 Les Paul Drew Berlin "Chicken Shack 'Burst" #0 0205 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 45/60 day return/price protection 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 Les Paul
Neck Type Reissue
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Lightweight Mahogany
Top Figured Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Double Cream
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Double Cream
Bridge Type ABR Thumbwheel with Aged Reissue Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Kluson Deluxe Single Band
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 0.6 oz.
Series Collector's Choice
Model Collector's Choice #38 1960 Les Paul Drew Berlin "Chicken Shack '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.

About Gibson:
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