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For your consideration today I have this like New Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard. It is flawless in every way and it has maybe, a total of 5 hours on it. So why am I letting it go? Kind of simple, I have several Gibson Les Pauls and it sound and plays exactly and I do mean exactly, like my '58 VOS (that one cost a little over $3,500). No sense in keeping guitars that sound alike, so here is your chance to get a guitar that sold out almost as soon as it was released. This one is the iced tea color and it's top is breath taking. I have seen Gibson Les Paul Traditionals with plus tops that don't look as good. As far as play ability it's a pleasure to play. Epiphone and Gibson really blurred the lines between the brands when they built these and the fact that it was a limited release was not such and bad idea either . Below are the complete spec's on the this guitar.
The Limited Edition Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar has a solid mahogany body with a carved harp maple cap topped with a AAA-grade flame maple veneer. This is a Les Paul guitar that clearly follows in the great tradition of Gibson's Les Paul Standard model from 1959—perhaps the most highly acclaimed, and widely recognized solid body electric guitar in the world.
The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard has a set mahogany neck with a deep set long-neck tenon that extends well into the neck pickup cavity creating even more tone and sustain. The authentic '50s rounded neck profile feels beefy yet comfortable in your hands while adding warmth and sustain with its greater mass.
Capturing everything these tone woods and premium construction have to give are a pair of Gibson U.S.A. BurstBucker pickups that replicate the sound of Gibson's original "Patent Applied For" pickups—the pickups that gave the '59 Les Paul Standard its legendary sound. Like the originals, with unpolished magnets and non-potted coils, variations in pickup output and tone also came from inconsistencies in winding the bobbins, a result of the lack of automatic shutoffs on Gibson's winding machines in the late 1950s. Seth Lover, who invented the humbucker, always said they wound the bobbins "until they were full." When two coils in a pickup have a different number of turns, that variation puts a little "edge" or "bite" on the classic humbucker sound. That's the sound BurstBuckers replicate. The neck pickup is a Burstbucker 2 and is wound in the range of Gibson's '57 Classic. The bridge pickup is a Burstbucker 3 and is slightly over-wound with a hotter output that works well in combination with the BB-2 in the neck. Individual pickup volume and tone controls, and a 3-way select toggle let you take command of this tone monster.
Attention to details
Other unique features of this "1959" include a Switchcraft toggle switch, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, amber top hat knobs with metal pointers, nickel hardware, a blank truss rod cover and a stamped serial number on the back of the headstock.
This limited-edition Epiphone Les Paul '59 Standard Guitar has nickel hardware including vintage tulip tuning machines, a LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing. Comes with hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Features:
- Style: Single-cutaway Les Paul
- Top: Carved maple
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Set mahogany
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- Neck profile: '50s rounded
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard radius: 14"
- No. of frets: 22
- Fingerboard inlays: Trapezoid
- Nut width: 1-11/16"
- Neck pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 3 humbucker
- Bridge pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 2 humbucker
- Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Hardware: Nickel
- Tuners: Vintage tulip
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
- Finish: Polyurethane
Epiphone Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Includes:
- hardshell case, certificate of authenticity
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