Tom Murphy Aged True Historic 59 Les Paul Standard Dark Burst #96057
Rare and Collectable True Historic 2016 Tom Murphy Aged 1959 Les Paul Strandard. Still the most accurate reissue to date, with obsessive attention to detail. The only Les Pauls to feature correct double carved and hand sanded tops and necks like the originals. Gibson really went all out with these, completely retooling for the plastics using correct materials and super accurate detail on a new level. A limited number of the run were hand aged by Tom Murphy, this being one of those few. This one is a stunner with the dark burst finish bringing out the Flame in the Maple top superbly. Gibson clearly chose the best woods for these which shows through in the tone. Every True Historic we have seen has been a stand out guitar. Highly collectable particularly being being an aged example. Tom Murphy has personally hand aged this guitar, not to be confused with the current Murphy Lab models... In excellent condition. These don't come up for sale often! Super cool, rare and collectable Les Paul with all Case Tags and Cert etc.
Wood Species: Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Maple Top,
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Material: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile: 59
Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
Truss Rod: '50s Tubeless
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum
Pick Guard: Replica Laminated Acrylic
Neck Pickup: Custombucker
Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
Controls: 2 500K Volume Pots, 2 500K Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch.
Case: Brown/Pink Case
Other: Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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The True Historic Series from Gibson Custom feature replica-level detail, from plastics recreated based on lab analysis of original 50's parts, to double-carved top and neck profiles and thin, hand-sanded finishes, they are the most complete, accurate and refined recreations of the guitars that form the mid-century legend of Gibson's solid body range. The True Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Gibson's mid-century solid body electric guitars. At first a commercial failure, the '59 was adopted by some the world's greatest players like Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and countless others years after it was discontinued by Gibson. Today, one of the less than 700 originals built commands hundreds of thousands of dollars. The True Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard is an amazingly accurate replica of these highly valuable guitars rendered in detail so intricate that you'll find the same part numbers and tooling marks on the inside of one the guitar's pickup rings as one, small example. The True Historic 1959 Les Paul Reissue is as close as you can come to owning an original 1959 Les Paul. Experience the ownership and playability of an original, without the price tag of an original.