The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard supplies all the hallmarks of the unforgettable '59 Gibson — the figured AAA maple veneer, that lean and mean late-'50s neck profile, and those crystal-clear Gibson PAF pickups — at an irresistible price. And take it from guitarists at Music Experience: this thing really delivers. Whether you've always wanted a true '59 and didn't want to fork over the cash, or even if you're a proud collector and just want an instrument to take out on the road, the Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard has the looks and features you've been searching for. Solid mahogany and maple tonewoods. A "VOS-like" aged gloss finish. Premium pots and hardware. It's all here in the ready-to-rock Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard from Music Experience. No upgrades required.
The late-'50s Les Paul recipe is maple on mahogany. And that's exactly what you get in the Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard. The solid maple top with AAA flame maple veneer boasts a rich natural figuring and imparts a snappy tonal quality to the rich, resonant, full-weight mahogany body. The 24.75"-scale mahogany neck sports the slimmed-down medium "C" profile reminiscent of true '59s, along with the 12" radius and medium-jumbo frets these guitars are known for.
1959 was the year Gibson really dialed in the response of its Seth Lover PAF ("Patent Applied For") pickups. Nowhere is this sound better captured than in Gibson's USA-made Burstbucker pickups. The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard comes stock with a set of these sought-after beauties wired into a set of Mallory 150 polyester film caps, with CTS pots and a Switchcraft toggle and jack to supply years of proven performance. Take it from Music Experience: this is no "mod platform" Les Paul. It comes stock with Grade A choice components straight out the Gibson Custom Shop, for plug-in ready rock and blues tones that even Gibson historians will dig.
A true first for an Epiphone, the 1959 Les Paul Standard sports an aged gloss finish that is similar in feel and appearance to the Vintage Original Spec finishes of today's American-made Gibsons. '50s-correct non-beveled plastics and a back "Custom Shop" Epiphone badge add to this axe's A+ looks.
Made in partnership with the Gibson™ Custom Shop, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul™ Standard is Epiphone's stunning recreation of the rare vintage classic. Featuring a mahogany body with a maple top with a AAA figured maple veneer, comfortable 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with long neck tenon, aged finish, Gibson USA BurstBucker™ 2 & 3 humbucking pickups, Switchcraft® selector switch and output jack, CTS® pots, 50s era wiring, Mallory™ capacitors, non-beveled pickguard, new Epiphone Deluxe vintage tuners, and a vintage-style brown hard case. It also comes with an Epiphone Limited Edition metal medallion toggle switchplate.
|Body Shape||Les Paul|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top||Carved Hard Maple Cap with AAA Figured Maple Veneer|
|Body Finish||Aged Gloss|
|Color||Aged Dark Burst|
|Neck Shape||50s Vintage Profile|
||304.8mm / 12"|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Scale Length||629.0mm / 24.763"|
|Nut Width||43.0mm / 1.692"|
|Nut Material||Graph Tech® NuBone®|
||Glued in, Long Tenon|
Epiphone Deluxe with Vintage Tulip Keys
Gold Top Hat with dial pointers
Epiphone LockTone™ ABR-1
Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
Cream / Black; PVC
Gibson BurstBucker™ 2
Gibson BurstBucker™ 3
2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® pots, Mallory capacitors, 50s era wiring, 3-way Switchcraft® toggle
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
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