1959 Gibson Les Paul Collector's Choice CC#13 Spoonful Burst Murphy Aged R9 59 Reissue

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2013 Gibson '59 Reissue CC#13 Spoonful Burst Les Paul! SUPER Low Number 2 of 300. One of the most realistic Collector's Choice guitars we've had. Tom Murphy aged and truly...


2013 Gibson '59 Reissue CC#13 Spoonful Burst Les Paul!

SUPER Low Number 2 of 300. One of the most realistic Collector's Choice guitars we've had. Tom Murphy aged and truly a wonderful Les Paul. Has a vintage top, great color, lightweight, and nice overall feel. It's a beautiful Dirty Lemon Burst, with great factory aging done by Murphy, the back is nice faded cherry! The guitar plays and sounds excellent. Truly a wonderful Les Paul. Sounds old which is rare! Set up and ready to be played! The guitar is near mint, and comes with original hardshell Lifton-style case (has some wear around one corner), COA, paperwork etc... Please check our website for numerous additional photos.

Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice™ series provides players with the opportunity to experience the precise look, feel and tone of some of the rarest guitars in history. When Gordon Kennedy acquired his 1959 Les Paul in 2000, he was fully aware of the guitar's deep history, its contribution to popular music, and ownership by a cultural icon. This Les Paul—recreated here as Collector's Choice #13 1959 Les Paul # 9-1352 aka "The Spoonful Burst"—was the sole guitar that had accompanied the musical journey of John Sebastian, best known for a brilliant and colorful career as frontman of The Lovin' Spoonful. In his hands it had helped to create a string of hits such as "Do You Believe In Magic," "Nashville Cats," and "Welcome Back," the theme song to the hit '70s TV show Welcome Back Kotter. One of the things that makes Collector's Choice #13 "The Spoonful Burst" truly special is the way in which Gibson Custom recreates distinctive elements of its specific wear, tone, look and feel, rendering a detail-perfect instrument that comes as close as is humanly possible to an original vintage Les Paul. Unique details include its unusually balanced front and rear pickups, substantial neck profile, significant wear from a long career of heavy use by John Sebastian, and its beautifully faded Dirty Lemon burst finish. There’s no better tribute to one of America's most accomplished artists.
Top Unique Figured Maple
Back 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany
Binding Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
Adhesive Franklin Titebond
Species Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline
Profile ’59 Profile
Truss Rod Reissue Truss Rod
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
Neck Fit
Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Hot Hide Glue
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"
Neck Fit
Species Rosewood
Radius 12"
Binding Single-ply Cream
Inlays Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.062
Material Nylon
Width 1.687
Slots Gibson PLEK System
Inlay Holly Headstock with 'Gibson' Pearl Logo
Truss Rod Cover Vintage
Angle 17 Degrees
Model Reissue Kluson™ Deluxe "Green Keys
Tuning Ratio 12:01
Plating Nickel
Type ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic
Plating Nickel
Type Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Plating Nickel
Pickguard Reissue Cream
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 Dunlop
Neck Position Custom Bucker
(Alnico II)
Bridge Position Custom Bucker
(Alnico III)
Potentiometers 2 Volume,
2 Tone Controls
Capacitors Bumble Bee
Toggle Switch Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
Output Jack Traditional ¼"
Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer
 Dirty Lemonburst
Type Custom Shop Hardshell
Certificate of Authenticity Custom Shop Collector's Choice Certificate of Authenticity and Holder.
Additional Materials Each Collector's Choice™ #13 1959 Les Paul "The Spoonful Burst" comes with a Copy of John Sebastian Hand Written Letter Detailing the Guitar's History, adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s limited lifetime warranty.
8.5 lbs


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