2015 Gibson Custom Shop Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Burst Relic
A killer Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul Burst Reissue known as the "Rocky Mountain Fade" (a tribute to Joe Walsh I suppose) with proper aging and correct vintage looking finish checking that hasn't been overdone into faux looking play-wear like some relic LPs. Truly Tom Murphy-like aging but Gibson didn't mention his involvement in this series.
The color is accurate and the flame is very '50s like. Good weight. Nice feeling neck that is not a super skinny 60s feel and not a silly baseball bat either.
The guitar comes with the original brown reissue Custom Shop case, all of the original case candy, Custom Shop Certificate and also includes the black toggle switch cover if you choose to replace the commemorative metal engraved disc.
A great and hard to find LP 'Burst at a super price ready for a real player!
Authentic '60 Specs, Inspired by a Legendary Guitar
The Gibson Custom Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue solidbody electric guitar is authentic to every detail that makes the vintage 1960 guitars so desirable. And this guitar is inspired by a particularly famous instrument known for some of the most beloved classic rock guitar tones in history. The Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue has even been lightly aged to exude the broken-in and attractive patina that brings vintage guitar lovers to their knees. With the Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue, this is your chance to own a legend.
Gibson Custom Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue at a Glance:
- Rocky mountain vibe and tone
- Authentic 1960 re-creation
- PAF-style Custom Bucker pickups
Rocky mountain vibe and tone
While every original 1960 Les Paul is a wonderful experience to behold, the guitar this Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue solidbody electric guitar was inspired by holds special esteem among guitarists, especially here at Sweetwater. From the dirty grooves to the silky slide work this guitar is known for, the original inspiration for this 1960 reissue is forever linked with thick and muscular guitar tones. And to commemorate the original, the Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue comes in a beautiful Rocky Mountain Fade nitrocellulose finish.
Authentic 1960 re-creation
Every detail of the Gibson Custom Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue is authentic to the original LPs that rolled off the line in 1960. The figured maple top boasts a double-carved, vintage-dish profile that has been hand sanded. The neck's slimmer profile is a favorite for how it promotes fluid lead playing as well as comfortable chording. And traditional hide glue is used throughout the guitar, ensuring the optimal tonal transfer of the vintage treasures. Even the plastics and controls are aged and period correct.
PAF-style Custom Bucker pickups
Beginning with vintage CTS potentiometers and bumblebee capacitors, every part of the Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue's internal signal path is designed to give you 1960 Les Paul tone. The guitar sports a pair of Gibson's Custom Bucker humbuckers. The Custom Bucker is a historically accurate PAF copy, letting you achieve everything from high-gain rock tones to single-coil-on-steroids clean tones. If you're looking for a guitar that sings with the voice of the vintage treasures, this guitar is it.
Gibson Custom Historic Select 1960 Les Paul Reissue Features:
- Spot-on re-creation of a 1960 Les Paul
- 2 Custom Bucker humbucking pickups deliver authentic vintage tones
- Vintage-correct hide glue used throughout
- Traditional double-carved, dish maple top
- Rocky Mountain Fade nitrocellulose finish is wet sanded with the traditional method
- 1960 neck profile is full and slim feeling