Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard (Limited Edition)

1959 epiphone less paul

Classic 50s appointments: “baseball bat” neck, premium AAA grade flame Maple veneer top and much more. Only 1,959 available worldwide.

The History
Most guitar historians and collectors consider the 1959 Les Paul Standard, the “holy grail” of Les Paul’s – not to mention of all electric guitars.  Although the only significant change made in that year was to flatter, wider frets that allowed more dramatic bends, the impact of that change was not truly realized until the 1960’s when countless rock and blues players discovered the magical fat, warm voice and feel of the Les Paul Standard.  To commemorate this classic instrument, Epiphone introduces the new Limited Edition “1959” Les Paul Standard.

Epiphone significantly “steps it up” on this Limited Edition “1959” reissue. True to it’s heritage, the neck features an authentic, 1950’s rounded neck profile. Often referred to as “the baseball bat”, this neck feels beefy yet comfortable in your hands while adding warmth and sustain with it’s greater mass. Epiphone hand fits this solid Mahogany neck into the body with an historically accurate “deep-set” long neck tenon that extends well into the neck pickup cavity creating even more tone and sustain.

Other unique features of this “1959” include a Switchcraft brand toggle switch, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, amber “top hat” knobs with metal pointers, nickel hardware, a blank trussrod cover and a “stamped” serial number on the back of the headstock.

Specs
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: Carved Hard Maple Cap with AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1950’s Rounded “D” profile
Neck Joint: “Deep-Set” Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75 in.
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid “Trapezoid” inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge Pickup: Gibson U.S.A. BurstBucker(TM) 3
Neck Pickup: Gibson U.S.A. BurstBucker(TM) 2

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Gibson SG Zoot Suit (Limited Edition)

Gibson SG Zoot Suit

The new Gibson Zoot Suit SG guitar is the ultimate for stage style and playability. The word “Zoot” is jazz slang meaning extravagant style to which this guitar encapsulates. At first glance, one might think that the unique coloration of the Zoot Suit guitar is simply a clever paint scheme. Incredibly though, there is no paint used on the guitar.

The Zoot Suit
The body of the Zoot Suit features a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate pieces (each one approximately .075” thick), each dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. No paint is used. Each body is given two coats of satin nitrocellulose lacquer.

By reorienting the dyed laminates opposite from the body, you can view the pin-stripe color pattern through relief designs that have been machined out of the head veneers, which also allows maximum strength to the overall structure of the neck.

Featuring a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate, each laminate piece is dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. Two coats of satin lacquer are then applied to provide a smooth finish and also help protect the body from any damage.

Unique
Standard sg features. The features are less in the mechanics thaqnin the body which is unique and gorgeous. Plays well,good action and tone.Im sure it will outlive me. It is a tad heavy if they could fix that with some routing like they did on the les paul.

Specs
Style: Double Cutaway SG
Body: Laminated layers of dyed birch
Neck: Set Mahogany
Neck joint angle: 3 degrees
Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.
Neck Profile: Traditional rounded
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12 in.
No. Of Frets: 22
Fingerboard Inlays: None
Nut: Corian
Nut Width: 1.69 in.
Neck Pickup: 496R humbucker
Bridge Pickup: 500T Humbucker
Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Knobs: Clear top hat
Hardware: Nickel
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Case: Gig bag

Estimate Price: $1,199.00

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