2013 Gibson Custom 1959 Reissue "TRANSITION BURST"
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 A Beautiful Top on a Limited Edition Jewel

You will have a hard time finding an R-9 to compete with this one... She is a Collector's gem, Limted Edition "Transition Burst" and it has a monster AAAAA flametop. This special baby has a few charecteristics found on some burst during their transition into one of the most ICONIC guitars ever made. It's realy cool and rarely ever has been done by gibson before. I believe it's an attempt to compete with some of the more accurate replicas made by various well know builders that sometimes pay closer attention to intricate details of the aging process. This guitar has many desireable and never before available option all on one model. For instance it has a beautiful gloss finish with  slightly aged metal and plastic partsLike a real 1959 Les Paul that had been stashed away in a closet or underneath a bed. Naturally the metal and plastic parts would fade even id the guitar sat virtually untouched for 54 years. This guitar if real would be like finding the holly grail of all holly grails. It has all the new 2014 appointments that make these easily the most accurate reissues since the run of Brazilian board in 2003. It has the hot hide glue neck set, 1 piece rosewood fretboard, real celluloid inlays, new vintage accurate truss rod with no sleeve, Custom Buckers pickups, correct aniline dye in the cherry pore filler for the back color, new neck and body binding with a more accurate vintage color, & new single line Kluson tuners. Heck even the cases have been improved and have a more accurate shape and top "carve".


You don't have to look under a microscope to see the checking on the insanely nice and very deep 3-D  curly flamed maple top on this beauty. It has a perfect and solid 1 piece rosewood board with beautiful dark black color. The performance of this guitar is everything you'd expect from the Gibson Custom Shop, with top-shelf craftsmanship & sweet clean PAF tone. Make this rare 1959 Reissue Les Paul yours and add some unique "mojo" to your collection.
*From Gibson

While all 1958-'60 Les Pauls are among the most sought-after electric guitars ever made, the '59 Burst is often considered among aficionados to be the cr¨me de la cr¨me of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish.

Guitars from that first year of the Burst's production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibson's craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed '59 Burst in every detail.

While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed-its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Reissue-the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel.

These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye.

Gibson Custom's new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late '50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF "bite." These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar's volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing "woman tone" when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson's state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owner's manual and adjustment literature.

FEATURES
One-piece rosewood fingerboards
Aniline Dye
Kluson Deluxe machine heads
Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
Custom Buckers
Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
Includes hardshell case

Great looks...killer tone. What more is there? Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Top: Carved Maple Top
Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
Neck
Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
Profile: Early '50s Rounded
Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon

Adhesive: Hide Glue
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Fingerboard
Species: One-piece Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Binding: Single-ply Cream
Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
Nut
Material: Nylon
Width: 1.687
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
Angle: 17 Degrees
Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Capacitors: Bumblebee
Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
Tuners
Model: Kluson Deluxe
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Plating: Nickel
Bridge
Type: ABR-1 bridge
Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece
Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Plating: Nickel
Hardware
Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Control Plate Cover: Black
Strings: .010 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
Neck Position: Custom Bucker
Bridge Position: Custom Bucker
Finish
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Treatment: Period-Correct Aniline Dye
Case
Type: Custom Shop Hardshell

 

* 2013 serial number but 2014 SPECS!!
(MORE ACCURATE)
* This guitar is in brand new collector-grade condition with hardly any signs of actual use.
 
* Truly stunning MONSTER top and crazy nice rosewood board!!

* Authentic vintage look, feel and tone of a $300K+ 59 Standard with PAF's.

* There have been no technical/structural modifications, it's 100% Brand New! 

*Custom Bucker PAF pickups!

* Lightweight, high-quality wood; weighs exactly 8.5 lbs.

* Includes original Gibson Custom Shop case as well as all the original paperwork, hang tags with serial number, and COA.
  
  

Weight: 8.5 lbs exactly (8 lbs 8 oz's)
Serial: # 933252
 
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  • Carved Maple Top: AAAA Flame
  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: Limited Edition
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Busrstbucker PAF
  • Pristine Collector Condition: As Clean as They Come
  • Item #: TransitionBurstOceanfront
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: New

2013 Gibson Custom 1959 Reissue "TRANSITION BURST"

Price: $6,559.59
Sale Price: $4,959.59
Availability: Out of Stock