2003 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue R9 MINT
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Here we have a beautiful & perfectly preserved specimen from the glory days of the Gibson Custom Shop Historic Series. This guitar sounds and plays amazing with beautiful and warm vintage tone. The neck is extremely comfortable and has that fat 59' profile. There is an overwhelming demand for these R9's produced between 1995-2005, particularly 2003. This particular example is the "cream of the crop," sporting a perfect AAAA+ flamed maple top in the ever-iconic heritage-cherryburst finish.... The "wavey" appearence of the flame on this top are strikingly similar to that of a real 59' burst... although a bit more intense and eye-catching!! Also noteworthy is the gorgeous dark and reddish rosewood fretboard, that has beautiful flames and dark black streaks all the way down the board. I have a confirmed Brazilian board R* from 2003 and this board looks the same but actually nicer with more knots and nicer color. Please look at the pictures of the fretboard. This guitar is not far from the range of CONFIRMEDBRAZILIAN BOARDS, but it is not in that range that is confirmed. (about 65-75 numbers up) I believe it is very possible that Brazilian rosewood could have been used on a couple more guitars then was documented or reported. (especially if they wanted to "clean house" on any stock that they didnt have proper documentation to legally source it)  If it's not Brazilian, they did a fantastic job of finding something that looks, feels, & smells the part. You will rarely find a 9 year old guitar like this in near-perfect condition, appearing to have seldom left its case. This is undoubtably a collector's piece that truly stands head & shoulders above the endless sea of dime-a-dozen new & used R9's out there.  Here is your chance to attain rare perfection with 6 strings!


 

* This guitar is in Collector Grade condition, with virtually zero play-wear anywhere

* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone.. Looks & plays like a $200K+ 59 Standard with PAF's

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

* 59 neck, with Burstbucker pickups, true PAF tone!

* Lightweight, high-quality wood; Non-chambered!

* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop Lifton-reissue case with Certificate of Authenticity, tags & manuals
 


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

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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  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Burstbucker PAF
  • Item #: 2003 Gibson LP R9 Chry
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

2003 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue R9 MINT

Price: $5,959.99
Availability: Out of Stock