2011 Gibson Custom Shop R9 1959 Les Paul Reissue AAAA+ FlameTop
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Here is an absolutely gorgeous gem from the Gibson Custom Shop. It's a perfect example of a spot on R9. It has an aged "Lemonburst" finish. (that looks a lot like the Collectors Choice "Sandy". Gibson Custom was introduced in 1995 with the 1958-1960 Les Paul Reissue as their flagship model. Reissues produced prior to these first Historic pieces are now referred to as "Pre-Historic". This transition saw many improvements in the process of re-creating the Holy-Grail of Les Pauls. The current demand for these reissues ranks extremely high among Gibsons product line, making it a "fan favorite" of mostly everybody. It's clearly evident from the hand picked hard maple tops to the figured mahogany and rosewood that they are trying to put out a great product to compete with some of the previously acclaimed "eras", they are not cutting any corners! This particular example has a super sweet top and coolest finishes that I have yet to see. The flames are nice and even book matched almost perfectly & spread throughout the entire body with no dead spots. This baby will be sure to drop the jaws and have people doing a double-take. The girls will go nuts when they see one of these... A rock-star worthy axe that sounds and plays as good as it looks! 


This particular example is easily one of the sweetest R9's on the market! She has a stunning AAAA flame-top with a crazy nice finish.


* This guitar is pre-owned but  in excellent near-mint condition, with virtually zero play-wear anywhere. 


   No buckle rash or any other marks on the back


   Only the factory applied V.O.S. "aging" and one or two tiny marks on the face of the headstock from changing the strings.


* Beautiful AAAA flamed maple top... Absolutely stunning! 


* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone.. Recent pro set-up & Plays like a $250K+ 59' Standard with PAF's.


* 59 profile neck with Burstbucker PAF reissue pickups, true 50's tone!


* 100% factory Original 


* Lightweight, high-quality mahogany body; Non-chambered 


* Includes original Black/Purple Gibson Custom Shop case, COA, & all factory paperwork including factory tags & serial # checklist.


Serial #: 9 1396 
Weight: 8 lbs 11.6 oz




Carved maple top

Nitrocellulose finish

Solid mahogany back

One-piece mahogany neck with original-style truss rod routing and 1958 neck profile

Long neck tenon

22-fret solid rosewood fretboard with historically accurate trapezoid inlays

PAF Reissue 57' Classics pickups

2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, and 3-way switch

Single-ply cream binding on top and fretboard

Nickel hardware

Premium aluminum stopbar

Original-style toggleswitch washer and jackplate

Vintage tulip-style tuners

  • Item #: 2011 Gibson R-9 Lem-IceT
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: New

2011 Gibson Custom Shop R9 1959 Les Paul Reissue AAAA+ FlameTop

Price: $5,799.59
Availability: Out of Stock