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Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue - Ultra Light Aged Lemon Tobacco Fade - CHUCKSCLUSIVE - #932767

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Original price $7,499.00 - Original price $7,499.00
Original price
$7,499.00
$7,499.00 - $7,499.00
Current price $7,499.00
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The Height of Custom Shop Craftsmanship Gets a Fade - The Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue in Ultra Light Aged Lemon Tobacco Fade - CHUCKSCLUSIVE

The Gibson Custom Shop's 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models. Gibson maps and clones the iconic build, starting from laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of each sunburst. Every element of the original can now be rendered in unbelievable detail. This threshold 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.

Chuck Levin's was founded in 1958 and saw our early successes while the original versions of these Murphy Lab Les Pauls were leaving Gibson's shop. Much like the Gibson Les Paul, Chuck Levin's continues to grow as a legend among serious musicians.

Celebrating our 65th Anniversary and our shared history together, we've partnered with the Gibson Murphy Lab to bring you this collection of amazing instruments, built in the same way that they were then, back when Chuck Levin's was just a small music shop in the middle of DC.


  • Slim '59 Carmelita Neck Carve
  • Hand-Picked Top
  • Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
  • Exposed Zebra Coils


The Fade

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. Starting from there, this striking model incorporates some pretty special features, including a proprietary shading spec'd for Chuck Levin's, along with the Murphy Lab's subtle touch, to lend the perfect amount of authentic aged qualities you'd expect on such a treasured find from that era.


SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
  • Routing: Carmelita Tilted
  • Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Gloss

Neck

  • Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Profile: '59 Carmelita Carve, approximately .9/1st fret, 1.0/12 fret
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Dark Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • End of Board Width: 2.24"
  • Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

  • 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
  • Truss Rod: 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

Electronics

  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: VOS GWW Aged Reissue Case
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, extra backplate and pickup covers in case


Manufacturer: Gibson
Model: LPR59PLS18506
SKU: I692282-N-932767-1-WHXD
UPC: I692282


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