1996 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue Les Paul Standard AAAAA Top
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 NEAR-MINT 1996 R9 
8 lbs 11 oz 
Here is a unique, beautifully preserved 18-year-old gem from the early "Good Wood Years" of the Gibson Custom Art & Historic collection. It is as clean of an example as you will find primarily because it has been collector owned and never really played for more then a couple of hours at most. This was acquired from one of the biggest collectors of fine Les Pauls and a personal friend. It sounds and plays better then it looks and has a war tone that can brighten the darkest of days with it's dreamy PAF tone. Gibson Custom was introduced in 1995 with the "R9" 1959 Les Paul as their flagship model. This era saw many improvements in the process of re-creating the Holy-Grail of Les Pauls. The current demand for these early Custom Shop R9's ranks extremely high among all 1959 reissues; They are known for their lightweight solid mahogany bodies, top-shelf rosewood fretboards & some of the most highly flamed maple tops ever produced!
This particular example is one of the cleanest & most stunning 90's R9 you will find anywhere, She has an awe-inspiring AAAAA curly maple flame-top with deeply defined ripples running all the way to the edges. The Heritage Cherry finish is especially nice, and makes this beauty even more of a catch.. Weighing in at 8 lbs 11 oz's, she feels perfect and has optimal resonance. This guitar is as sweet as you can get, it is oozing with mojo. Add this baby to your collection & own your piece of the "Burst" history.

* This guitar is in Near-Mint Condition, with minimal play-wear anywhere. She would be a beautiful addition to any serious collection. It has no visible fret wear, and only typical tiny polish marks.
* It is 100% original.
* Absolutely no visible dings, dents, scratches, or buckle rash. I can only see typical polish swirls and a few marks on the face of the headstock.
* Monster AAAAA flamed maple top finished in a Heritage Cherry nitro gloss finish that is absolutely stunning! 
* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone.. Plays like a dream and sounds fantastic. The neck is straight and the truss rod works perfect.
* These early 57' classic pickups are super sweet and sound warm, very crisp, and clear. 
* These highly sought after mid to late 90's "Good Wood Years" reissues are being snatched up by serious collectors & pro players for their overall excellence and beauty. 
* Nice and meaty 59 profile neck with "57' Classic" PAF reissue pickups for that true Holy Grail sound!
* Non Chambered premium lightweight mahogany body.
* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case all docs, factory tags, and original sales receipt. 1996 pre-dates the standard issuing of a Certificate of Authenticity. It has the hang tag with serial # on it.
Serial: # 9 6XXX

Weight: Exactly 8 lbs 11 oz's
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
Long neck tenon
57 Classic PAF Reissue 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

  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: 1996- Early Custom Shop
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: 57 Classic PAF
  • Item #: 96R9AAAAA#1&4
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

1996 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue Les Paul Standard AAAAA Top

Price: $7,999.59
Availability: Out of Stock