MINT 1959 Reissue Gibson Collector's Choice CC #4 SANDY '59 Les Paul VOS R9 Flametop
2012 Gibson '59 Les Paul CC#04V SANDY! Very nice example of one of the most-desirable Collector's Choice models, SANDY! Only 50 of these VOS models were made! Very nice vintage-looking...
2012 Gibson '59 Les Paul CC#04V SANDY!
Very nice example of one of the most-desirable Collector's Choice models, SANDY! Only 50 of these VOS models were made! Very nice vintage-looking top on this. Mismatched and unique. Nice top carve on this one. The guitar is in at least near mint condition with all the case candy including original Lifton-style Hardshell case, COA, owner's manual and other case candy... The guitar has a great feeling fairly chunky 59 neck that is very comfortable. The guitar plays and sounds great and is ready to go!
While all late '50s Les Paul Standards are highly sought after, and extremely valuable, Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" truly represents many of the most desirable characteristics of the breed. "So many things were right on this guitar," said Edwin Wilson, head of Gibson Custom's Historic program, during his analysis of the guitar. "Sandy plays beautifully; the neck is really comfortable with just the right amount of 'beef' to it and a fairly low neck pitch so the strings feel almost like butter. One of the more stand-out features about Sandy is the curly eastern hard maple top. It is absolutely a knockout! The flame on this guitar is not very wide, but its crossing in and out on itself makes it one of the most intense and busy tops we have copied. Overall, this guitar is really the perfect example of a great 1959 Les Paul Model guitar, making the Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" an honor to reproduce."
In order to bring this limited run reproduction as close to the original as is humanly possible, Gibson Custom has examined and measured every significant detail of this prized 1959 Les Paul, and digitally scanned it to precisely replicate internal dimensions as well. Fine details of the reproduction include precise neck and top carves; closely matched maple grains for the guitar's exquisite top; exposed zebra-coil humbuckers with Alnico 3 magnets, accurate coil winds, and offset square-window bobbins; and wear patterns that capture the current state of "Sandy" near to perfection. In addition to accurately replicating the faded "dirty lemon" sunburst finish, Gibson Custom even replicates the lacquer over-spray that a previous owner ordered for the neck to preserve it from further wear. For players and collectors seeking the look, feel and tone of a singular, well-loved, and well-documented 1959 Les Paul Model, and not just another "reissue" guitar, Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" presents an unparalleled opportunity.
The guitar will be produced in no fewer than 25 and no more than 300 examples (a further 50 guitars will receive the VOS treatment).