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Gibson Custom 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Southern Fade

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The 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard is the most iconic electric guitar of all time. Beginning with an initial production of only 650, this fabled guitar somehow found its way into the hands of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Duane Allman, and many more renowned players. Now, 60 years later, Gibson celebrates the legacy of this Les Paul with original 1959 design features, vintage specs perfected by the Gibson Custom Shop, and monumental Custombucker Alnico III unpotted pickups. This guitar is for the player that wants to own a legend which sits at the pinnacle of electric guitar craftsmanship.

Original 1959 Design Features
The Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is not merely a tribute to a classic guitar - it's a flawless clone. Gibson's Custom Shop spent countless years obtaining laser scanned dimensions of the original design, chemically replicating plastics, and perfectly matching color schemes, to design what is, by their own admission, the best historic reissue yet. This Les Paul Standard features a 1-piece lightweight mahogany back and a 2-piece figured maple top with hide glue fit. The guitar is lightweight, comfortable, and showcases the beautiful cut of maple on top, all while affording timeless resonance. The neck is cut from solid mahogany into an authentic '59 medium C-shape, so playing it even feels like 1959.

Vintage Specs Perfected by the Gibson Custom Shop
Every aspect of this guitar was pored over to make sure it was dead-on like the original. The fretboard is a gorgeous cut of Bolivian rosewood and is fit with hide glue. It boasts 22 frets and aged cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays in classic Gibson style. The bridge is a no-wire ABR-1 paired with a lightweight aluminum stop bar. Just beneath that are very cool butyrate gold top hats. The headstock sports the one-of-a-kind Gibson logo, surrounded on each side with vintage-styled Kluson tuners. Every inch of this guitar is a site to behold. It even comes complete with a brown/pink Lifton reissue 5-latch hardshell case.

Monumental Custombucker Alnico III Unpotted Pickups
It doesn't just look like the original 1959 Les Paul Standard, it sounds like it too. Gibson's Custom Shop outfitted this axe with Custombucker Alnico III pickups at the neck and bridge. They left them unpotted to be totally true to the original and obtain an accurate vintage sound. There's a volume and tone control for each pickup, wired with CTS 500K audio taper potentiometers and paper-in-oil capacitors. All of these intricate design features give the electronics on this '59 Les Paul Standard a powerful, authentic sound you'll immediately fall in love with.


  • 1-Piece Mahogany Back & 2-Piece Figured Maple Top with Hide Glue Fit
  • Solid Mahogany Neck w/ Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
  • Bolivian Rosewood Fretboard w/ Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid Inlays
  • Dual Custombucker Alnico III Unpotted Pickups
  • No-Wire ABR-1 Bridge w/ Stop Bar Tailpiece, Kluson Tuners
  • Hardshell Case Included

Get your Gibson Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard 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

My number one guitar from now on!!!


This is the best instrument I have bought in my life. Wonderful service and outstanding attention to my questions and concerns. It's the second guitar I had from this store, coming all the way from PANAMA City, PANAMA to get them. Must recommend!!!



Sam Ash a great choice for this purchase


This is a very fine guitar. I could have purchased it from a number of different dealers. However, I decided to deal with Sam Ash as a matter of confidence, knowing that they would be there regarding matters of support. Glad I made this choice and continue to trust them for future purchases.



60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Southern Fade

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape Authentic '59 Medium C
Body Style Les Paul
Neck Wood Solid Mahogany
Fingerboard Bolivian Rosewood
Body Wood 1-Piece Mahogany
Top 2-Piece Figured Maple
Bridge Pickup Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Neck Pickup Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
Bridge Type No Wire ABR-1 w/ Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Les Paul
Model 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard
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:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!

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