Gibson Les Paul 1959 Historic Reissue Collectors Choice #6 Number One CC6 AGED
We love the idea behind the Collectors Choice Series from the Gibson Custom Shop. Instead of reissuing an entire year of Les Pauls, i.e. the ’57, 58, or 59 Les Paul, the Collectors Choice takes one specific guitar built in those historic years, and clones the instrument down to a T. This is the sixth instrument released from the Collectors Series guitars: the 1959 Les Paul nicknamed „The One.“
The original ’59 (serial number 9-1918) is owned by collector Mike Slubowski, who’s stated that this guitar is his favorite axe, even calling it his “Desert Island” guitar..The Custom Shop replicated every minute detail of the guitar, from the headstock angle, to the heel shape and the slightest curves on the top of the headstock. We love the color on this series, which was originally quite rare even during the short window of time that the original ’59s were being made. It’s a deep shade of cherry that reminds us of something in between Bourbon Burst and Faded Tobacco – it’s totally unique to this guitar. You might also be asking how is this guitar „aged“? The fact is simply that the original ’59 that this series is based on, is just that clean. It’s lived a quiet and gentle life, and you can see that for yourself in the barely worn-in appearance of Collectors Choice #6.
The pickups in this Les Paul sound fantastic, lots of bite and crisp attack with a ton of clarity that respond well to your picking dynamic depending on where the volume and tone knobs are set. This is a wonderful run of instruments that is a true player’s guitar; it looks great, feels great, and you don’t want to put it down.
Non-Filtered Tobacco Burst Finish
Historic „Vintage“ Aniline Dye Back and Sides
Hand-Selected Eastern Maple Top
1-Piece Hand-Selected Lightweight Genuine Mahogany Body
1-Piece Genuine Mahogany Neck with CC#6 Profile
24-3/4″ Scale Length
Reissue Fret Wire
Tortoise Side Dots
„Original Style“ Cellulose Trapezoid Inlays
Custombucker Alnico 3 Neck Humbucker, Custombucker S Bridge Humbucker
Vintage Single-Band Green Key Tuners
ABR-1 Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece