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Gibson Les Paul 60\'s reissue
50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul StandardIt might seem laughable, even absurd, that the guitar world's failure to appreciate the original Les Paul would lead to its deletion from the Gibson line up after 1960, but so it often goes with creations that are so far ahead of their time. Just a few years later, scores of groundbreaking artists would discover the incomparable power of this instrument, and its premature scarcity would also make it an extremely valuable guitar while the model was really still just a toddler, thus rendering it the first collectible ?vintage? electric guitar.?
 
Fast forward 50 years, and the Les Paul of 1958-?60 has become the most prized electric guitar on the planet. But to say ?the? Les Paul is actually somewhat misleading: while all of the fewer than 2,000 Les Pauls manufactured in this brief three-year timeframe are exceedingly desirable, they were often quite different guitars, too, varying not only from year to year as the model?s specs evolved, but varying even within the same year of manufacture.?
 
None embodies this ?work in progress? so completely as the final issue of the line, the 1960 Les Paul Standard?or, should we say ?Standards??now brought back to life in the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standards. To accurately present the variations in specifications and finish that original examples from 1960 exhibit, Gibson?s Custom Shop is creating this limited Anniversary model in three versions, each of which embodies in period-correct detail the final three steps along the journey before this hallowed electric guitar was pulled from production.
 
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Binding: Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Binding: Top Only
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 2.95 kg / 6.5 lbs average
 
Materials Used
Glue: Hand Applied Hide Glue
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight
 
Body Contour
Carve: Original 1960 Les Paul
 
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
Profile: 1960 Les Paul
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.032 cm / .800 inch
Thickness at Fret 12: 2.286 cm / .900 inch
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: 1960 True Historic Thin Head Veneer
Inlay: Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Logo: "Gibson"
Silkscreen: "Les Paul"
Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Holly head veneer has been re-tooled, reproducing the original thinner specification of the late 1950's
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Type: Reissue
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"?
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"?
e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: .040 True Historic Reissue Cream
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Aged Nitrocellulose
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150" x .670", Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.550 x .240"
Average Weight: .340194 kg / .75 lbs

Gibson Les Paul 60's reissue

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50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul StandardIt might seem laughable, even absurd, that the guitar world's failure to appreciate the original Les Paul would lead to its deletion from the Gibson line up after 1960, but so it often goes with creations that are so far ahead of their time. Just a few years la...
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 16 April, 2016.