07 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 an R-9 to compete with this one... She is an 6-year-old gem, hand-aged by Tom Murphy with a beautiful  flametop. By 2000, Gibson's lengendary aging expert had truly perfected his craft, producing some of his most valued works in that era. The aging is mainly focused on delicate finish-checking, fading of the plastic & metal parts, and patina of the binding; Basically a recreation of a 1959 "Burst", that was played sparingly, and spent most its life safely tucked in the case. The results are stunningly realistic, and will make you feel like you are playing $250,000 worth of Les Paul history. It has great tone and nice and smooth action. Tom murphy nailed the look of a real vintage 59' burst with the almost dirty lemon looking aged heritage cherry finish. It looks very very similar to the finsh on the new Duane Allman aged Les Paul. Which is an exact replica of what his guitar looks like today sitting in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

The aging is a little heavy on this one making it look 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. 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 exotic look and feel. 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 pre-loved condition with only some honest play wear. The first couple frets show some wear but have plenty of life left and play smoothly. 

* There are some buckle marks and super fine surface scratches on the back but nothing thru the finish only or the clear coat. (other then the Murphy aged wear spots and dings around the edges) 

* Excellent hand-aging of finish, neck & parts done by Tom 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 $300K+ 59 Standard with PAF's.

* The guitar is all original, it had Grover tuners installed but the original Gibson Deluxe ones are back on. It was and continues to be a very common upgrade found on many Les Pauls. (ala Jimmy Page)
  
* The tuners were put back on and 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...

* 59 neck, with Burtsbucker PAF pickups!

* Lightweight, high-quality wood; weighs exactly 8.5 lbs.

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

Weight: 8.5 lbs exactly (8 lbs 8 oz's)
Serial: # 971999



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: 2000 Custom Shop Murphy Aged
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Busrstbucker PAF
  • Item #: 07MURPHYR9
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

07 Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY AGED 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue

Price: $8,259.59
Availability: Out of Stock