Gibson 1959 Collector's Choice #9 Believer Burst '59 Les Paul R9 Aged Reissue - 2013 Vic DaPra
2013 Gibson CC9 Believer Burst! Killer top Believer Burst Collector's Choice #9 Aged. One of the best tops of the run out of a bunch of good ones. The guitar...
2013 Gibson CC9 Believer Burst!
Killer top Believer Burst Collector's Choice #9 Aged. One of the best tops of the run out of a bunch of good ones. The guitar is all original and includes all the paperwork etc... Comes with original hardshell case and COA as well as shown. Plays and sounds great and is an excellent example of this limited run of guitars.
If late-’50s sunburst Les Pauls are the most lust-worthy electric guitars ever made, this entrant in Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice series takes “desirable” right off the charts. Tracked down by collector and author Vic DaPra over the course of 30 years after it first appeared publicly for sale in an ad in Guitar Player magazine in 1980, this dramatically figured burst with wide chevrons in its carved maple top—newly recreated as Collector’s Choice Les Paul #9, serial #9-0850 aka “Believer Burst”—is one of the most beautiful original bursts in existence, and also one of the most famous. It became the centerpiece of DaPra’s collection in 2008, and appears on the cover of his 2013 book Burst Believers. Thanks to DaPra’s close cooperation, Gibson Custom has scanned, traced, and measured every curve and parameter of the “Believer Burst” to bring this most exalted of ’59 Les Pauls into the hands of discerning players and collectors today. From its classic full, round neck, to tone described as “an amazing balance of boldness and clarity”, to its faded finish and precise hand ageing, this is as close as you can get to owning one of the world’s most coveted vintage Les Pauls… without selling the house to buy the real thing.
|Top||Unique Figured Maple|
|Back||1-Piece Genuine Mahogany|
|Binding||Single-ply Cream Binding on Top|
|Species||Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline|
|Truss Rod||Reissue Truss Rod|
|Joint Angle||4° (+/- 15 seconds)|
|Joint||Mortise & Tenon|
|Adhesive||Hot Hide Glue|
|Joint Angle Tolerance||+/- .005"|
|Inlays||Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays|
|Slots||Gibson PLEK System|
|Inlay||Holly Headstock with 'Gibson' Pearl Logo|
|Truss Rod Cover||Vintage|
|Model||Reissue Kluson™ Deluxe "Green Keys|
|Type||Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar|
|Knobs||Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers|
|Toggle Switch Washer||Cream with Gold Silkscreen|
|Pickup Mounting Rings||Cream|
|Control Plate Cover||Black|
|Strings||.010 - .046|
|Strap Buttons||Aluminum Gibson End Pins|
|Neck Position||Custom Bucker
|Bridge Position||Custom Bucker
2 Tone Controls
|Toggle Switch||Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap|
|Output Jack||Traditional ¼"|
|Type||Custom Shop Hardshell|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Certificate of Authenticity in Tri Fold Binder|
|Additional Materials||Each Collector's Choice™ #9 1959 Les Paul “Believer Burst" comes with a copy of "Burst Believers" book featuring the original 9-0850 On The Cover, Owners Manual, Truss Rod Adjustment Instructions,and documentation|
Weight: 8.7 lbs.
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