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Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast" 2013

2013 Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast", in mint relic'd condition. An absolutely incredible R9, painstakingly replicating Bernie Marsden's infamous "The Beast" '59 Les Paul. Includes...

Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast" 2013

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2013 Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast", in mint relic'd condition. An absolutely incredible R9, painstakingly replicating Bernie Marsden's infamous "The Beast" '59 Les Paul. Includes OHSC, cert and tags.

From Gibson: "The process of creating a Collector’s Choice™ guitar involves detailed hands-on analysis of the original, along with intimate digital scanning and precise measurement of every output and specification. The exceptional accuracy used to craft Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” includes attaining similar lightweight, one-piece mahogany bodies and similarly figured carved maple tops, recreating the precise beefy ’50s neck to match the original’s distinctive and individual profile, and developing a custom-wound set of pickups that includes a Burstbucker #2 in the neck and a Burstbucker #3 in the bridge to recreate The Beast’s unique chimey-to-throaty tone range. To take it all further, Gibson Custom accurately matches every nuance of the finish aging and playing wear found on the original, with the result that the final guitars have been thoroughly approved by Bernie himself for adherence to the original’s look, feel, and tone.

In addition to being an uncannily accurate recreation of a legendary guitar, Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” also features Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Historic Specifications, which bring the Custom Shop reproductions closer to the real thing than ever before. These specifications, introduced for 2013, include a single-layer rosewood fingerboard, hot hide glue neck joint, accurate fingerboard and body binding color, historically accurate truss rod assembly, and genuine aniline dye for the guitar’s back, neck, and sides. Further period-correct details are found in the neck’s nylon 6/6 nut, holly headstock veneer with pearl Gibson logo, reissue Kluson™ Deluxe tuners, ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, Bumble Bee tone caps, and more. For player’s and collector’s seeking the look, feel, and tone of an exceptional original 1959 Les Paul Model guitar played and loved by a respected artist, Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” represents a rare opportunity. "
€8,500.00
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