2005 Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY AGED 1959 Les Paul Standard R9
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You will have a hard time finding an R-9 to compete with this one... She is an 8-year-old Collector's gem, hand-aged by the legendary Tom Murphy and with a monster AAAA quilted flametop. By 2005, 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 only a handful of times, and spent most its life safely tucked in the case. The results are stunningly realistic, and will make you feel like you are playing $300,000 worth of Les Paul history.

While the aging is amazing, the thing that pops out the most is the insane top. It is a true monster and will look amazing in any collection.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 near mint collector-grade condition, 100% original, with hardly any signs of actual use

* Excellent hand-aging of finish, neck & parts done by Tom Murphy 

* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone of a $200K+ 59 Standard with PAF's

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

* 59 neck, with Burtsbucker PAF pickups!

* Lightweight, high-quality wood; Barely 8 pounds, Non-chambered!

* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop case as well as 2 Certificates of Authenticity (The additional C.O.A authenticates the aging process, and is signed by Tom Murphy.
  

Weight: 8.5 lbs exactly
Serial: # 9 5545


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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  • Carved Maple Top: AAA Flametop
  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: 2011 Custom Shop
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Busrstbucker PAF
  • Item #: 2005 Gibson LP-R9 Murphy
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

2005 Gibson Custom Shop MURPHY AGED 1959 Les Paul Standard R9

Price: $8,259.59
Availability: Out of Stock