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2011 Gibson Custom Historic Tom Murphy Aged 1959 Les Paul Reissue

  • Market Price: $6250.00


2011 gibson custom tom murphy aged 1959 reissue les paul standard
washed cherry burst

for all of you who have followed the evolution of the legendary les paul standard and for those who have searched for the holy grail...

put down your sword and pick up your axe!

there have been many great guitars throughout gibson's long and storied history as a maker of musical instruments, but only one remains the definitive pinnacle of electric solid body guitar design. that guitar is the 1959 les paul standard. coveted by both players and collectors as the ultimate example of playability, attractiveness and tone, the iconic 1959 les paul standard simply has no equal. this guitar has become the holy grail of guitars in the minds of professionals and collectors the world over. as an icon throughout the music industry, not only has this guitar become a legend, it has attained the highest most acclaimed value in quality and investment. 

2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1959 les paul standard. in celebration, gibson custom has taken the art of recreating the company's legendary holy grail to an entirely new level. the new gibson custom historic 1959 les paul reissue is the most exact recreation of the legendary original ever produced. every subtle detail of this model has been painstakingly reproduced, and nothing has been left to chance. from the gold top-hat control knobs with dial pointers to the molded bell-shaped truss rod cover to the period correct cream pickguard and nickel tuners with green buttons, this guitar delivers the absolute ultimate in vintage guitar recreation. 

while a genuine vintage instrument is a thing of beauty; a guitar aged by tom murphy is a thing of wonder. especially when you realize that this process is done one guitar at a time... by hand. it literally takes months to age a guitar from beginning to end, so you gotta know that they can't just crank these out one after another. they are very limited, very rare and highly sought after and tom's expertise is obviously noted when you hold one of these in your hands. tom murphy, gibson's custom art and historic division les paul guru, has spent 2 decades perfecting his art. a master luthier and musician, he pioneered the art of aging and is highly respected in the les paul community. the intricate vintage checking on this guitar is a real credit to tom's talent. the finish on the back of the neck and body is aged to look like good honest play-wear and a few smoky bar gigs. the top looks like old wood that's seasoned for 50 years and the washed cherry sunburst finish is the finial touch of perfection. together with the binding that is aged to look as if it has yellowed over the years, all the right elements have come together to create the perfect les paul. this guitar has the most unique, stunningly beautiful, curly, knarled, blistered and bubbly chevron quilted flame maple top. found in less than 1 in 1,000 trees, this kind of flame maple is very hard in texture and reflective, capturing stress between the flames of grain and producing a loud, powerful projective sound. this guitar is extremely resonant and extremely light, weighing in at 8 lbs 10.5 oz. she's light on your back and powerful with tons of that mid range growl! this guitar has soul! she'll out perform other historics in a way you just wouldn't believe! she's perfectly balanced and powerful! the neck measures .929 at the 1st fret and 1.017 at the 12th. feels good, looks good and sounds great! this guitar is truly the holy grail of guitars!  

this guitar is 100% mint unplayed unowned and awesome, complete with the ohsc, coa and magic! the pickguard is also included, although it was never installed. why? because the top is just to beautiful to cover up. gibson custom will not drill a top like this. there are only a handful of guitars that leave the custom shop without a pickguard installed. it's sign of greatness and this is one of those guitars. there's nothing to think about! buy it now or kick yourself a year from now! 

feel the power!
the power of the paul!


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