1998 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue Les Paul Standard AAAA+ Top
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Here is an identical guitar being showcased by a very talented player on youtube. (video is for tonal referance only)
Here is a unique, beatifully perserved 15-year-old gem from the early "Good Wood Years" of the Gibson Custom Art & Historic collection. 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 theHoly-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 flame-top with deeply defined ripples running all the way to the edges. The rare "Vintage-Darkburst" finish is especially nice, and makes this beauty even more of a catch.. Weighing in at just under 9 lbs, she feels perfect and has optimal resonance. This guitar is as sweet as you can get. Add this baby to your collection & own a crucial 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 a tiny ding on the right lower side of the headstock, a few surface marks on the face of the headstock, and a few typical surface marks on the back of the body from     being polished and rarely handled. 
 
* No major dings, dents, scratches, or buckle rash. 
 
Monster AAAAA flamed maple top finished in rare Vintage-Darkburst 100% nitro gloss finish that is absolutely stunning! 
  It has a darker back to match the top just perfectly.
 
* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone.. Plays like a dream and sounds fantastic. These early 57' classic pickups are super sweet and sound warm, very crisp, and clear. 
  
* Hardly anyone can find or afford a real 250k Les Paul Standard from 1959 so these highly sought after mid to late 90's reissues are being snatched up by serious players and collectors alike.
 
* Nice and meaty 59 profile neck with "57' Classic" PAF reissue pickups for that true Holy Grail sound!
* Lightweight, high-quality mahogany body; Non-chambered 90's "Good-Wood".
 
* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case along with the cable & factory tags. 1998 pre-dates the standard issueing of a "Certificate of Authenticity".
 
Serial: # 9 8199
Weight: 8 lbs, 15.5 oz
 
 
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
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
 
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  • AAAA Flame Top: Stunning Monster Top
  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: 1998- Early Custom Shop
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: 57 Classic PAF
  • Item #: 1998 Gibson LP R9 DARK
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

1998 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue Les Paul Standard AAAA+ Top

Price: $8,559.59
Availability: Out of Stock