01 Dave Johnson Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Reissue
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A Historically Accuarte 59 with a stunning Darkburst Finish!
Reworked and Finished by Dave Johnson.


Here is another stunning R9 brought to you by the Guitar Dude. It started out as a beautiful 2001 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue that had a  "makeover" by the legendary DAVE JOHNSON and has a super nice AAAAA quarter sawn maple flame top. This guitar was originally acquired  from Vic DaPra and then was sent to Dave Johnson. Here's the work that Dave did: a complete refinish in old style nitro lacquer, reshaped the neck, reshaped the  top carve, he rounded all of the edges on the headstock, (that are too sharp on the new guitars) replaced the cheesy Gibson inlays with real celluloid fingerboard inlays, correct binding and tortoise side dots, installed a new nylon nut, leveled and redrew the frets. And here are the parts that are on the guitar: Monster Relic burst knobs and poker chip, ThroBak pickup rings, Dave Johnson pick guard, rolled plastic truss rod cover, & lightly aged reissue Kluson tuners. The electronics were upgraded with 500K CTS audio taper pots, .022 Mallory caps, & Burstbucker 1&2 pickups. The bridge, tailpiece and studs are original to the guitar. The guitar weighs exactly 8 lbs 9 ounces, neck shape was a huge "D" but is now a comfortable "C" with small shoulders and measures: 1st fret - .895", 12th fret - 1.023". After being reworked and made more 59' accurate, this guitar is much more lively, resonant and really rings acoustically. You can feel the whole guitar vibrate and sing, the  bottom end is fat, tight, and focused with good single note definition, miss are fat & smooth. The  bridge pickup has monster lead tone, nice top end with some bite but smooth and not at all harsh. Guitar comes with original hang tags, warranty, certificate, Dave Johnson letter and reissue Lifton case. The results are stunningly realistic, and will make you feel like you are playing $300,000 worth of Les Paul history. Don't snooze on this absolutely stunning tone monster.



 

 

* This guitar is in Collector-Grade mint condition.

*Absolutely gorgeous Darkburst Finish, looks much like the Allman burst. 

* Excellent reworking of the neck, top, and finish by Dave Johnson.

 

* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone of a $300K+ 59 Standard with PAF's

* Lightweight, high-quality wood; Barely 8 pounds 9 oz's Non-chambered!

 

* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop case as well as Certificate of Authenticity & Certificate letter from Dave Johnson.
  

 

 

Weight: 8lbs 9 oz's exactly
Serial: # 9 1588

 


Features

Carved maple top

Solid mahogany back

One-piece mahogany neck with original-style truss rod routing and 1959 rounded neck profile

22-fret rosewood fretboard with historically accurate celluloid inlays

Burstbucker PAF pickups

2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, and 3-way switch

Single-ply cream binding on top and fretboard

Nickel hardware

Aluminum stopbar

Original-style toggleswitch washer and jackplate

Vintage tulip-style tuners

 

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  • Carved Maple Top: AAAAA Flame
  • Finish: Old Style Nitrocellulose
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Busrstbucker PAF
  • Item #: 01DJOHNSON
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

01 Dave Johnson Gibson Custom Shop 59 Les Paul Standard Reissue

Price: $7,459.59
Availability: Out of Stock