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Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry Sunburst (SN:05066)

SKU: G05066XXX-P

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You are looking at a Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry Sunburst, serial number 05066. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 13.6 oz.)

The Les Pauls from 1960 represent the last of the original fabled 'Bursts, and today, Gibson Custom brings this iconic last-year 'Burst into the hands of today's players with the True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue. Taking the idea of vintage reissues a step further, the True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue employs a wide selection of vintage-accurate features and appointments including a double-carved and hand-sanded top and neck, a hand wet-sanded nitro lacquer finish in your choice of three classic 'Burst colors, hand-filed rolled fingerboard binding, and period-correct plastics that have been replicated through molecular-level analysis of the original vintage parts. If you crave all of the tone, style and vibe of the legendary last-year 'Burst, look no further, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue has you covered.

Painstakingly crafted with the originals in mind, the True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue features a beautifully figured maple top over a hand-selected lightweight mahogany back. Holding true to the original, the top sports an original 1960 Les Paul dish carve, authentic single-ply True Historic Reissue cream binding, and vintage-correct hand-applied hide glue adhesive for that classic tonal response.

The one-piece, 24.75"-scale mahogany neck is carved into a authentic 1960 Les Paul profile, which is slightly flatter and thinner than the 'Bursts that came before it. The neck carries a superbly playable one-piece, 12"-radius solid Indian rosewood fingerboard that houses 22 frets. Faithful to the originals, the True Historic 1960 Les Paul features a reissue neck joint with hide glue adhesive, a thinner 1960 True Historic Holly head veneer, a nylon nut and a Historic Reissue truss rod with no tubing. True Historic Reissue cream binding, aged nitrocellulose trapezoid fretboard inlays and tortoise shell side dots cater to the genuine Gibson appeal.

Featuring a True Historic wet-sanded thin lacquer finish with period-correct aniline dye filler, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue is available in your choice of three 'Burst colors that represent the varying degrees in which the original 'Burst finish had faded: Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Dark Burst and Vintage Lemon Burst. For added vintage appeal, the True Historic 1960 Les Paul is also offered in Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Aged Vintage Dark Burst, and Aged Vintage Lemon Burst.

The True Historic 1960 Les Paul comes loaded up with a pair of Custom Bucker pickups featuring vintage-correct True Historic Replica VOS nickel covers. Made to the exacting specs of the originals, these pickups serve up all the 'Burst-certified tone and timeless PAF bite & growl that helped make the Les Paul legendary. The traditional control layout consists of a 3-way toggle and independent tone and volume controls for each pickup.

The hardware and plastics used on the True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue remain true to the originals in every way. The period-correct genuine nickel-plated hardware consists of an ABR thumbwheel bridge, a reissue lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, and a set of reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Key Double Band tuning machines. All of the plastics including the pickguard, truss rod cover, control knobs, backplate cover, switch washer and trim rings have all been faithfully re-created through molecular-level analysis of the originals.

The Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue comes with the full protection of a period-correct reissue brown Les Paul hardshell case with pink fur lining. A bound Custom Shop True Historic Certificate of Authenticity completes the package.

With a very limited number of these finely-crafted reissues available, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar poses a rare opportunity for the discerning player and the avid collector alike. Get yours 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 in Binder
  • 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 1960 Les Paul
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Reissue
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Type ABR Thumbwheel with Reissue Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Double Band
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Please See 'More Info' Tab for Additional Specifications
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 13.6 oz.
Series True Historic
Model True Historic 1960 Les Paul Reissue

Gibson Custom True Historic 1960 Les Paul Additional Specifications

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.