Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Gloss Sunrise Tea Burst #R9 60842

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£5,299.00 £4,495.00

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These Les Pauls look superb in the Gloss Finish too!

Historic Long Neck Tenon
Gloss Nitro Finish
Lightweight Aluminium Tailpiece
One Piece Mahogany Neck
Top Grade Two Piece Maple Top
One Piece Lightweight Mahogany Back
Custom Die Cast Rhythm/Treble Switch Cavity Cover
Kluson Deluxe Tuners
Bumblebee Capacitors
Aniline Dye Back and Sides
Historic Plastics and Knobs
Hot Hide Glue Neck Construction
Custom Bucker Pickups
Historic Truss Road Assembly

While all 1958-’60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the ’59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the crème de la crème of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish. Guitars from that first year of the Burst’s production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibson’s craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed ’59 Burst in every detail, and presents it in your choice of VOS finishes: Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst. Gloss: Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst.

While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed—its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue—the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel. These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye offered in VOS and Gloss.

Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.


  • Colour: Bourbon Burst
  • Top Wood: Flame Maple
  • Back Wood: Lightweight Mahogany


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 59


  • Bridge Hardware: Lightweight Aluminium Tailpiece
  • Pickguard: Historic Plastic Cream


  • Bass Pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Treble Pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Pickup Switching: 3 Way Toggle
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Bourbon Burst

Top Wood

Flame Maple

Back Wood

Lightweight Mahogany



Number of Frets


Scale Length


Fretboard Wood


Fretboard Inlays




Neck Wood


Neck Shape




Bridge Hardware

Lightweight Aluminium Tailpiece


Historic Plastic Cream



Bass Pickup

Custom Bucker

Treble Pickup

Custom Bucker

Pickup Switching

3 Way Toggle


Additional Info


8lb 8oz


Gibson Hard Case and Certificate




Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining


Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity in Binder


Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate and Tags


We have been hand-selecting, photographing, setting up and selling high end guitars for over 30 years. In this time we have always understood just how important it is to get the setup right. The best guitar in the world can feel very average if it's not setup properly. We have always made this a priority on every single guitar that leaves World Guitars.

The guitar arrived today WOW!! It's fantastic and has exceeded my expectations in all respects. The build quality and finish are outstanding as is the feel and the sound. I only had an hour to play with it but I can't wait to get it plugged in again. Please pass on my thanks to Patrick Eggle who I hope to see at the London Acoustic guitar show again this year when I can thank him in person. Thanks also to you and the team at World Guitars, you really showed a personal interest in my order from start to finish including the delivery which went totally to plan. I would certainly recommend you to my friends. A cut above other major guitar stores I have visited and used.

John, UK