Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Cherry Tea Burst Light Aged
The Holy Grail
Gibson Custom - The Murphy Lab Collection
Gibson Custom Shop's 1959 Les Paul™ Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop's expert team -- a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans. It’s the definition of cool, and it's the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard since the Gibson Custom Shop began making Historic Reissues over twenty-five years ago. It features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of natural play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
Body Shape Les Paul
Top 2-Piece Figured Maple, Hide Glue Fit
Back 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
Binding 1-Ply Royalite
Weight Relief None
Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Light Aged
Material Solid Mahogany
Profile Authentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Number Of Frets 22
Frets Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material Nylon
Nut Width 1.687"
End of Board Width 2.24"
Inlays Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Joint Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Finish Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
Tuner Plating Nickel
Saddle Material Nickel-plated Brass
Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Pickguard Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
TrussRod Authentic 1950s No-Tube
Truss Rod Cover Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Control Knobs Gold Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip Amber Catalin
Switchwasher Replica Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Jack Plate Cover Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Control Covers Black Royalite
Strap Buttons Aluminum
Mounting Rings M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Pickup Covers Authentic Profile Nickel Silver
Neck Pickup Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge Pickup Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Pickup Selector 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack 1/4" Switchcraft
Strings Gauge .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
Accessories Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case
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