05 Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY AGED 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue
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 A Beautiful Top & Tom Murphy Hand-Aged Finish!

You will have a hard time finding another 59' reissue to compete with this one... She is a 11-year-old gem, hand-aged by Tom Murphy with a beautiful AAAAA flametop. Gibson's lengendary aging expert has truly perfected his craft, producing some of his most valued works of the era. The aging is mainly focused on delicate finish-checking, fading of the plastic & metal parts, slight fading in color of the neck, scattered small dings and bumps,and patina of the binding; Basically a recreation of a 1959 "Burst", that was played sparingly but spent most its life safely tucked in the case. The results are stunningly REALISTIC, and will make you feel like you are playing $350,000 worth of Les Paul history. It has great tone and nice low smooth action. Tom murphy nailed the look of a real vintage 59' burst with the perfect Lemon burst (faded heritage cherry) finish. It looks very very similar to the finsh on some of the most expensive and famous Bursts such as Goldie or the Gruhn Burst.

The aging is a little heavy on this one making it look just right. Tom spent a great deal of time making sure this one looked just right. You don't have to look under a microscope to see the checking on the nice and curly flamed maple top on this beauty. It has a perfect and solid 1 piece rosewood board with beautiful dark black streaks and carzy grain patterns. It has a beautiful reddish chocolatey color and has long pores, It looks very similar to certain Brazilian rosewood. It was made 4 years after Gibson last confirmed the use of Brazilian rosewood but Mr. Murphy obviously selected this board for its spoy on look. The performance of this guitar is everything you'd expect from the Gibson Custom Shop, with top-shelf craftsmanship & real PAF tone. Make this rare 1959 Reissue Les Paul yours and add some unique "mojo" to your collection.
 

* This guitar is in excellent collector owned condition. 

* The aging is amazing with finish checking, scattered small dings, and realistic looking play wear. Many hours were put into perfecting the vintage look by Mr. Murphy

* Truly beautiful and period authentic looking top that is very nice and a crazy nice swirly reddish and chocolatey rosewood board!!

* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone of a $350K+ 59 Standard with PAF's.

* The guitar is 100% all original.
  
* The guitar was professionally set up by Jim Hamilton. (Yes the Jim Hamilton who made and makes the authentic SRV "Main" guitars) He has made numerous guitars for Billy Gibbons, SRV, etc...

* Lightweight, high-quality wood; weighs exactly 9lbs 1 oz's

* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop case as well as all the original paperwork, hang tags with serial number, and  Certificates of Authenticity.
  

Weight: 9 lbs 
Serial: # 9 58XX



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 trapezoid inlays

Burstbucker PAF pickups

Correct extra long neck tenon

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: AAAA Flame
  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: 2005 Custom Shop Murphy Aged
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Busrstbucker PAF
  • Item #: 06MurphyAgedLemon
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

05 Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY AGED 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue

Price: $5,959.59
Availability: Out of Stock