New 1959 Les Paul Factory Burst

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Capturing the Essence of our Favorite ’59s in Loving Detail 1959 Les Paul Factory Burst

Gibson.com: 1959 Les Paul Factory Burst

1959 Les Paul Factory BurstDevoted fans of late '50s Les Pauls understand the subtle ways in which these guitars' woods, carves and finishes can vary, and love them all the more for their fascinating differences. The '59 Les Paul Factory Burst from Gibson Custom captures the essence of a few of the Custom Shop's favorite examples of original '59 Bursts, recreated in loving detail and presented in two exclusive VOS finishes, in a strictly limited run of 200 guitars (100 per finish). This very special edition is headlined by hand-selected, premium-figured tops and accurate, hand-applied red aniline dye back, sides and neck, available in either Factory Cherry Burst or Factory Dark Burst, in Gibson Custom's hand-sprayed VOS nitrocellulose finish for a gently aged appearance. Each finish type carries its own set of accurate PAF-reproduction humbucking pickups, along with traditional hardware and VOS appointments for a period-correct look and feel. The '59 Les Paul Factory Burst is sure to be a hit with players and collectors alike, and is available on a first come, first served basis, so reserve yours at your authorized Gibson dealer today.

The first things you're likely to notice about the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst are the stunning woods and authentic finish and coloring. As with any great and vintage-correct Les Paul, the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst has the legendary mahogany/maple tonewood combination at its core. In this case, a weight-selected, unchambered, one-piece mahogany back is married to a hand-selected, premium-figured maple top, to capture the look of the most desirable Les Pauls ever built, as well as the tone that made these guitars legendary in the first place. The top carves on '50s Les Pauls could vary considerably, so to match the carved arch on one of the factory's favorite original '59s, Gibson Custom gives the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst a special "flat" dish carve, which is shallower than that of many other examples. A quarter-sawn, one-piece mahogany neck is glued in with a long tenon and topped with a rosewood fingerboard with traditional nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays and a nylon 6/6 nut. Thin cream binding, a cream pickguard, vintage reissue fret wire and tortoise side dots complete the package visually, while a rounded '59 neck profile gives the guitar the playing feel of a beloved original.

The '59 Les Paul Factory Burst takes its visual splendor right through to superlative tone via two different pairs of reproduction PAF pickups, selected by the Gibson Custom Shop to represent the variations in original Les Pauls. The guitars finished in Factory Cherry Burst carry '57 Classics with zebra coils under VOS-aged nickel covers, while the Factory Dark Burst guitars have Custom Buckers with VOS-aged nickel covers. Both sets of pickups are made to the specs of legendary original PAF humbuckers, with genuine Alnico magnets and coils wound from 42-AWG wire. As a result, they present all the rich warmth and sparkling harmonics of great vintage humbuckers, with that characteristically soft, yet cutting, bite of original PAFs. The VOS hardware includes an accurate nickel-plated ABR-1 bridge and nickel-plated stopbar tailpiece made from lightweight aluminum, as well as nickel-plated, vintage-style tuners. In short, the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst is the finest recreation available of a rare and unique original, and each of the strictly limited 200 guitars represents the unique beauty of the Burst in all its glory.

Each guitar includes a Custom Shop hardshell case, Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual and adjustment literature, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.
http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Ele...Custom/1959-Les-Paul-Factory-Burst/Specs.aspx
Limited to two hundred is the B word a secret ?
 

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Darn that Gibson -- they keep tempting us with new variations of a wonderful guitar. I just bought a "Sandy", so I am going to pass. Tempting...
 

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I played one of these last week. Really nice guitar, the top on it (dark burst) was just awesome, very 3D.

Shame about the VOS finish though. If I was to buy one (which I am not), the VOS would have to be polished off. VOS is far too sticky and detracts from the guitar IMHO.
 

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Sweet looking guitars. The color and the figuring of the darkburst looks a lot like that of my old-growth wood replica.

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I seem to recall that guitar, nice :cool:


What I don't understand about this run of guitars from Gibson , is Why didn't they finish the Whole guitar correctly so it would fade like the Originals . WTF 's up about that . Is it that they just can't put the effort to make it right ? Or is it that they Won't do it right ? just so they never Do . Oh and Sell you another guitar a the same time ...:wow:

Sad IMO , Next year they'll do the tops right but not the sides and back so you'll have to buy another the year after to try again . I smell a 60th Anni coming and touted as 100% correct. PASS it's getting old .

Looks like it's almost time to have another Build done . :shock:
 

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These are beautiful. It is between these and the BOTB/Page XXX bursts. I was leaning toward the Factory Bursts and having a REALLY hard time choosing between the Cherry and the Dark. I REALLY love Classic 57s in a Les Paul but favored the color on the Dark Burst. Aside from the Bloomie and its arguably different BBs, my best sounding LP was a 2001 R9 with Classic 57s. Such great wood tone came through...

IMHO, the best finishes in years.

Bob
 

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Aren't these practically the same as the original 50th Anniversary run? Just more expensive.
 

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I seem to recall that guitar, nice :cool:


What I don't understand about this run of guitars from Gibson , is Why didn't they finish the Whole guitar correctly so it would fade like the Originals . WTF 's up about that . Is it that they just can't put the effort to make it right ? Or is it that they Won't do it right ? just so they never Do . Oh and Sell you another guitar a the same time ...:wow:

Sad IMO , Next year they'll do the tops right but not the sides and back so you'll have to buy another the year after to try again . I smell a 60th Anni coming and touted as 100% correct. PASS it's getting old .

Looks like it's almost time to have another Build done . :shock:

Still loving the axe, jamman. Got some great parts coming for it!

Anyway, I totally agree. Been put off by Gibson in the last few years because it seems like they have so many layers to their reissues. If a guy gets an R9, that's it, that should be as close to the real deal as they can get (under Gibson's own restrictions that is). However, year after year, they offer your run of the mill R9 and then a more accurate R9, and then even a more accurate R9. It never ends. I realize they're in it to make money, but what's wrong with offering fewer lines, especially in the reissue area?
 

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Aren't these practically the same as the original 50th Anniversary run? Just more expensive.
No,Not the same.These are different.Neck profile,top carve,inlays,plastic,tuners ect ect are different.
These play and sound great as well.
The maple spline is in all of the reissue necks.
Here is one in cherry....
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I concur, put the aniline dye on the TOPS! We love to watch our tops fade. No too many oooh and aaah over a faded back though...
 

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Jeeze those are nice!

Gassing again! :shock:
 

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I like it.. No whining from me.
 

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In my eyes, there's no "in-between" cherry bursts; they're either terrible and garish or breathtakingly beautiful, reminiscent of a real sunset. The above example is one of the beauties!

Peace

Rex
 

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