1983 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue "LEO'S MUSIC" Limited Run EXC+
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Every phenomenon has its origins.. The ongoing & unquenchable demand for late 50's Les Paul reproductions can be traced back to this, the "Leo's Music" Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard! These are among the most sought after & collectable guitars by true Les Paul enthusiasts .This is an extremely clean, all original example that sports a gorgeous flame maple top. Gibson's production totals for this model estimate less than 500 shipped in the USA between 1981-85, with a few hundred more shipped overseas; that is less than 200 per year! Vintage-burst is likely the least common finish on a Leo, making this even more of a rarity.

Leo's 1959 reissue was introduced in 1981, inspired by the overwhelming demand for a true 50's Les Paul reproduction. The "Norlin Era" had steered the Les Paul pretty far from the glory days, with "pancake" bodies, 3-piece plain-tops & skinny 3-piece maple necks. While the "Heritage-80 Series" re-introduced several key features from the 59', it left collectors wanting more by way of exact vintage specs. The partnership with Leo's was the first whole-hearted effort to accurately recreate the magic of a real 1959 Les Paul burst; Rounded 1-piece mahogany neck, 1-piece body, vintage-correct Kluson tuners, narrow binding in cutaway, 'Tim Shaw' PAF reissue pickups, 2-piece center-seam flamed maple top, etc..

There are very few guitars that stand between this and a $200K 1959 Burst. The Leo's do not suface very often, and certainly not in such excellent condition as this beauty. Here is your chance to own a well-preserved piece of Gibson history, at virtually the same price as the mass-produced "Historic" R9's... Pull the trigger on this bad-boy today, and leave regret for the hesitators!!

* This guitar is 100% original & in Excellent+ condition, barely played in almost 30 years. There are only a few tiny marks on the entire guitar, only visible upon close inspection.
No major dings, dents, scratches, or buckle rash. 

* There have been no technical or structural modifications, damage or repairs 

* Authentic vintage sound, feel & appearance. Huge 50's tone provided by the Tim Shaw PAF reissue humbuckers 

* Lightweight, high-quality woods;  Non-chambered body!

* Includes a Gibson "Chainsaw" Protector case, likely original to the guitar. Some of these did ship in a brown/pink Lifton style case, however, a chainsaw w/ brown interior would be the logical alternative used in 1981-83...
  

Serial: # L1 0414


Features

Carved AAA 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 trapezoid inlays

"Tim Shaw" code-stamped Patent Number humbuckers

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

Kluson tuners

Narrow binding in cutaway

Headstock inlay is close to the top,  features closed "G" & "o" w/ dotted "i" 

 

 

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  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: less than 1000 produced
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Tim Shaw PAF
  • Item #: 1983 Gibson LP LEO
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

1983 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue "LEO'S MUSIC" Limited Run EXC+

Price: $6,999.59
Availability: Out of Stock