Gibson Custom Collectors Coice #4A "Sandy" AGED
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 AAAA MEGA TOP 
SPOT ON RECREATION OF ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY COVETED 
AND INCREDIBLE SOUNDING 1959 LES PAULS IN THE WORLD.


If you have eve had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Tom Whittrock or his brother Bart, then you know what great guys and true gentleman they are. That being said if you could actually focus on what Tom is saying while you are looking at or holding the real Sandy in the flesh, then you are a better man than I am. I could not focus on anything other then the true remarkable beauty of Sandy when I have had the chance to hold her. Gibson has produced some of the worlds finest guitars in its long and richly storied history as a maker of fine musical instruments, but the one that remains the cream of the corp and absolute pinnacle of the electric solid body guitar is the 1959 Les Paul Standard. It is prized and highly coveted by both professional players and serious collectors as the ultimate example of perfection in playability, tone, and overall beauty. The truly superior and iconic 1959 Les Paul simply has no equal. Sandy is one of the best known examples of the holy grail in not only looks but maybe more importantly sound!  This guitar is quite simply put the holiest of Holy Grail guitars in the minds of professionals and collectors all over the world. These fine guitars known as "Bursts" have graced the stage and greatest musical recordings of the worlds foremost Guitar legends such as Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Slash, Peter Green, Joe Bonammasa, and that's only to name a few! This guitar has become a legend and  has attained such a value that buying or owning a real burst has become possible for a very select few. That's why Gibson has gone out of their way to try and reproduce the magic that is the 59' Burst. From very early one off's to the earliest "Pre-Historics thru the gems of the "good wood years" they have tried and tried again to create the absolute closest thing to the real thing. 

Here is a real sweet sounding and playing Les Paul with a meaty neck and killer tone. It has a beautiful nitro aged dirty lemon finish and a super sweet top, and plays and sounds like a unicorn pulling a rabbit out of a hat..… purely magical!  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 gem yours and add some investment grade beauty to your collection. This guitar is new old stock (N.O.S.) mint condition, add to that the fact that it has the original case, COA, and all case candy and you have a true collectors delight.  


 

This guitar will put almost all others out there to shame. This Lester is extremely resonant and perfect on the shoulders weighing in at a comfortable 9 lbs, 2 oz. The neck profile is a chunky C profile that measures exactly the same as the real thing. The neck is perfectly straight and the truss rod works perfectly. The guitar was professionally set up with nice low action by one of the best luthiers in the world Mr. Jim Hamilton. (Yes the luthier that made Stevie Ray Vaughns "main" guitar as well as countless others for many celebrities such as Billy Gibbons. This guitar is a pleasure to play and is perfectly well balanced! The original Burstbucker pickups are well balanced, warm, crisp, with plenty of bottom end. They are very responsive and can growl when pushed. The neck has rich clean tones with lots of character, and the bridge has great crunch and versatility. Overall the guitar is smooth long lasting sustain. This guitar is amazing and could be the crown jewel of your collection!


* From the Gibson website*

Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" The Collector's Choice™ series by Gibson Custom offers the most avid fans of Gibson's legacy the chance of owning a piece of history, through the precise and exacting replication of a series of prized original sunburst Les Paul Standards. As a result, each Collector's Choice™ guitar represents the closest thing possible to owning one of the best of the best of a rare run of guitars made between 1958 and 1960 that is already recognized as the most desirable production model in the history of the electric guitar. Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" is again the result of intense study, scanning and hands-on examination of the original guitar, an amazing 1959 Les Paul Standard that offers many of the most desirable features of the breed. From its lusciously faded "dirty lemon" finish over a beautifully and tightly grained figured maple top, to its sublime neck profile, to its remarkable zebra-coil PAF humbucking pickups—all recreated in precise detail with significant time and attention devoted by the original guitar's owner, Tom Wittrock — Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" is a true wonder to behold, and brings you as close to the look, feel and tone of the original as is physically possible. As with all Collector's Choice™ guitars, "Sandy" will be available in strictly limited numbers, with a maximum run of 300, with the availability of qualifying materials ultimately determining the final number. 


While all late '50s Les Paul Standards are highly sought after, and extremely valuable, Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" truly represents many of the most desirable characteristics of the breed. "So many things were right on this guitar," said Edwin Wilson, head of Gibson Custom's Historic program, during his analysis of the guitar. "Sandy plays beautifully; the neck is really comfortable with just the right amount of 'beef' to it and a fairly low neck pitch so the strings feel almost like butter. One of the more stand-out features about Sandy is the curly eastern hard maple top. It is absolutely a knockout! The flame on this guitar is not very wide, but its crossing in and out on itself makes it one of the most intense and busy tops we have copied. Overall, this guitar is really the perfect example of a great 1959 Les Paul Model guitar, making the Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" an honor to reproduce." 


In order to bring this limited run reproduction as close to the original as is humanly possible, Gibson Custom has examined and measured every significant detail of this prized 1959 Les Paul, and digitally scanned it to precisely replicate internal dimensions as well. Fine details of the reproduction include precise neck and top carves; closely matched maple grains for the guitar's exquisite top; exposed zebra-coil humbuckers with Alnico 3 magnets, accurate coil winds, and offset square-window bobbins; and wear patterns that capture the current state of "Sandy" near to perfection. In addition to accurately replicating the faded "dirty lemon" sunburst finish, Gibson Custom even replicates the lacquer over-spray that a previous owner ordered for the neck to preserve it from further wear. For players and collectors seeking the look, feel and tone of a singular, well-loved, and well-documented 1959 Les Paul Model, and not just another "reissue" guitar, Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" presents an unparalleled opportunity. 


 

The guitar will be produced in no fewer than 25 and no more than 300 examples. Each will include a silkscreened Custom Shop case and owner's manual, a Custom Shop Collector's Choice™ #4 Certificate of Authenticity and Gibson Custom's Limited Lifetime Warranty. 


This guitar is a truly killer ! It has a perfect top and a vey dark brown fretboard. This guitar is 100% N.O.S. MINT Condition  & ready to become your new favorite guitar ever. It weighs 8 lbs 7.5 oz! The thickness of the neck measures .900 at the first fret and 1.010 at the 12th. It's perfect! This guitar comes with a Special Limited Edition 3 fold Certificate of Authenticity. It also comes complete with the Custom Shop hardshell case, hang tags and Guitar Dude certified handpicked MOJO!

 

 

* Includes Certificates of Authenticity, original Gibson Custom Shop case, all factory paper-work, & case candy.



* Lightweight, high-quality woods, it's barely 8 pounds Non-chambered & not weight relieved! 


*Professionally Set up and restrung by Jim Hamilton . (SRV "Main" guitar luthier -- google him)


Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz

Serial#  CC 22X


 

Gibson Les Paul Standard 1959 Sandy Collectors Choice #4: 

Limited to 300 pieces worldwide 

Green Lemon Finish with CC#4 Burst Pattern 

Historic "Vintage" Aniline Dye Back and Sides 

Top: uniquely figured eastern hard maple, hand-selected 

1-Piece Lightweight Genuine Mahogany Body 

1-Piece Genuine Mahogany Neck with CC#4 Profile 

East Indian Rosewood Fretboard 

24-3/4" Scale Length 

Reissue Fret Wire 

Tortoise Side Dots 

Original Style Cellulose Trapezoid Inlays 

Radius: 12 inch 

Headstock: Holly veneer 

Frets: 22 

Scale length: 629 mm 

Width at nut: 43 mm 

Pickups: Gibson Zebra Burstbucker 3 (neck), Zebra Burstbucker 1 (bridge) 

Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone 

Electronics: 3-way Switchcraft 

Vintage Single-Band Green Key Tuners 

ABR-1 Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece 

Nickel Hardware 

Aged Finish and Hardware


This guitar is a truly killer ! It has a perfect top and a vey dark brown fretboard. This guitar is 100% N.O.S. MINT Condition  & ready to become your new favorite guitar ever. It weighs 8 lbs 7.5 oz! The thickness of the neck measures .900 at the first fret and 1.010 at the 12th. It's perfect! This guitar comes with a Special Limited Edition 3 fold Certificate of Authenticity. It also comes complete with the Custom Shop hardshell case, hang tags and Guitar Dude certified handpicked MOJO!


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  • Carved Maple Top: AAAA Flametop
  • Finish: Nitrocelluolose
  • Limited Edition: Collectors Choice #4 "Sandy"
  • Neck: Mahogany 50's profile
  • Pickups: Busrstbucker PAF
  • Item #: CC#4ASANDY
  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Condition: Used

Gibson Custom Collectors Coice #4A "Sandy" AGED

Price: $8,499.59
Availability: Out of Stock