Epiphone has teamed up with the Gibson Custom Shop for a new ’59 Les Paul model with Gibson USA Burstbucker pickups, long neck tenon, CTS pots, and ’50s-era wiring. The guitar was announced during Winter NAMM, but is just now starting to hit dealers worldwide.
Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop ’59 Les Paul collaboration
You can now pre-order the very first Epiphone model made in collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop! This new ’59 Les Paul comes loaded with a set of Gibson USA Burstbucker pickups, long neck tenon, CTS pots, and proper ’50s-era wiring, making it one hell of a bargain. The guitar is available in a beautiful Aged Dark Burst or Aged Dark Cherry Burst finish.
Since it is a limited edition model, don’t hang around too long if you want one, as I can see these selling like hot cakes. Especially at this price point. The guitar has a mahogany body with a maple top and a AAA figured maple veneer, paired with a mahogany neck with a vintage correct long neck tenon. The neck has a ’59 Rounded “C” profile, and an Indian Laurel fretboard with a 12″ radius and 22 medium jumbo frets. The specs aren’t exactly like a true ’59 Les Paul (no rosewood fretboard and maple veneer), but for this price, it’s close enough. Especially with those BurstBucker 2 and 3 humbuckers and quality wiring loom.
With the recent announcement of the new signature Black Beauty Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Custom, I think Epiphone is on a roll with these new guitars, and I expect them to sell pretty well.
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- Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop '59 Les Paul collaboration: Epiphone