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Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Cherry Tea Burst Light Aged Murphy Lab

   
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New Murphy Lab Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue Les Paul Light Aging in! We have many Murphy Lab models on order so keep checking our site for updates.

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Weight:  8 lbs 13 oz
Serial Number: 911711

Light Aging

Simulates fifty years of average play wear, a favorite guitar that rarely left the comforts of home. More intense lacquer checking patterns, unique to each instrument, are accompanied by light dings, pick trails, finish flaking, and softened edges throughout. Paired with vintage original sheen patina hardware and hand-rolled fingerboard binding.

Checked Finish

We scientifically reverse-engineered the original formula of nitrocellulose lacquer used in the 1950s and 1960s. Combined with Tom's proprietary aging techniques, this brittle lacquer checks beneath the surface for an authentic vintage look and feel.

Hardware Patina

Murphy Lab artisans gently age each knob and component to simulate years of play wear, matching the worn body to create the look and feel of a well-traveled instrument — that works like new.

Murphy Mileage

Wear on the neck, where the neck would be worn. The back of the body scraped bare where a belt buckle would bump. Your Murphy Lab Gibson will look like an heirloom from the moment you open the case.

The Holy Grail

Gibson Custom Shop's 1959 Les Paul™ Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop's expert team -- a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans. It’s the definition of cool, and it's the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard since the Gibson Custom Shop began making Historic Reissues over twenty-five years ago. It features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Body Shape: Les Paul

Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit

Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany

Binding: 1-Ply Royalite

Weight Relief: None

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)
Material: Solid Mahogany

Profile: Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape

Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm

Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Number Of Frets: 22

Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo

Nut Material: Nylon

Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm

End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm

Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid

Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Finish: Nickel

Tuner Plating: Nickel

Bridge: ABR-1

Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass

Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar

Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring

Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

TrussRodL Authentic 1950s No-Tube

Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply

Control Knobs: Gold Butyrate Top Hats

Switch Tip: Amber Catalin

Switchwasher: Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Control Covers: Black Royalite

Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate

Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver
Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)

Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)

Controls: 2 Volume/2 Tone CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors

Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft

Output Jack: Switchcraft
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046