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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 Les Paul Piezo (USA 2009 Limited Run Series)

Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul with Piezo

Taking the best from today’s advancements in guitar technology, the Les Paul Piezo has been armed with L.R. Baggs’ best-selling piezo bridge and a pair of the ever popular active EMG 85’s. Top metal guitarists favor this choice in pickups for its crystal-clear soloing capabilities and inexhaustible variety of tones, while the piezo saddles offer the ability to quickly tap realistic acoustic-like tones on stage or in the studio—or to blend magnetic and acoustic outputs for a near-fathomless array of tones.

Limited Editions
Limited to a run of 1,000 instruments, the Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul with L.R. Baggs Piezo includes some very disinctive features that you’re sure to love. For starters, it includes an onboard piezo pickup system, which is integrated into the bridge.

This pickup provides an airy, transparent acoustic vibe that sounds amazing — especially when you pair it with this LP’s incredible humbucking electric guitar tones! Both the humbuckers and the L.R. Baggs piezo pickup have dedicated outputs, so you can set up an amazing stereo rig with this guitar.

The Les Paul Piezo is equipped with two of the rock world’s best-loved active pickups, alongside a Gold L.R. Baggs piezo bridge. With EMG 85’s in the neck and bridge position, both with polished stainless steel covers, this pickup package will help you to create the best leads of your life, with outstanding versatility thanks to the piezo electronics.

Specs
* Finish: Gold Top, Nitrocellulose Lacquer
* Limited run of 1,000 instruments
* Body: Mahogany with maple top
* Neck material: Maple
* Fretboard: Rosewood, 12″ radius
* Neck shape: C
* Pickups: 2 x EMG 85 humbuckers; piezo pickup in bridge
* Tuners: Grover
* Hardware: Chrome
* Output: Dual

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