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Gibson '59 Les Paul Factory - Dark Burst

Gibson '59 Les Paul Factory - Dark Burst


Gibson '59 Les Paul Factory - Dark Burst

The first things you're likely to notice about the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst are the stunning woods and authentic finish and coloring. As with any great and vintage-correct Les Paul, the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst has the legendary mahogany/maple tonewood combination at its core. In this case, a weight-selected, unchambered, one-piece mahogany back is married to a hand-selected, premium-figured maple top, to capture the look of the most desirable Les Pauls ever built, as well as the tone that made these guitars legendary in the first place. The top carves on '50s Les Pauls could vary considerably, so to match the carved arch on one of the factory's favorite original '59s, Gibson Custom gives the '59 Les Paul Factory Burst a special "flat" dish carve, which is shallower than that of many other examples.

The '59 Les Paul Factory Burst takes its visual splendor right through to superlative tone via two different pairs of reproduction PAF pickups, selected by the Gibson Custom Shop to represent the variations in original Les Pauls. The guitars finished in Factory Cherry Burst carry '57 Classics with zebra coils under VOS-aged nickel covers, while the Factory Dark Burst guitars have Custom Buckers with VOS-aged nickel covers. Both sets of pickups are made to the specs of legendary original PAF humbuckers, with genuine Alnico magnets and coils wound from 42-AWG wire. As a result, they present all the rich warmth and sparkling harmonics of great vintage humbuckers, with that characteristically soft, yet cutting, bite of original PAFs.

  • Colour: Dark Burst
  • Number Of Strings: 6 String
  • Right / Left Handed: Right Handed
  • Body Material: Maple Top, Mahogany Body
  • Number Of Frets: 22 Frets
  • Pickup Config: 2 x Humbucker
  • Pickup Type: Burstbucker Pro Pickups
  • Hardware Colour: Chrome Hardware