Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1959 Reissue Brazilian Fingerboard 2003


Product Code: GS5278

$ 11,500.00
$ 11,500.00

A well-executed recreation of Gibson's holy grail! This fine piece of Custom Shop craftsmanship takes the R9 a step further with a historically accurate Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard - a rare find on any modern guitar. The pickups have been replaced with Klein PAFs, which are reverse-engineered to exact 1959 PAF specs. It shows signs of play with some finish checking, scratches on the back seen in certain lights, and oxidation on the hardware. There is no fret wear to note and it's ready to be played for many years to come.

Includes non-original Gibson brown tolex case with pink interior and "Gibson Custom, Art, & Historic" certificate of authenticity.


  • Finish: Nitrocellulose. Play wear throughout, finish on back starting to check.
  • Body Material: Mahogany / Maple
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany / Brazilian Rosewood
  • Pickup Impedance: Bridge: 7.16K  Neck: 7.04K
  • Radius: 12"
  • Weight: 8.8 Lbs
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Nut width: 1.701"
  • Neck profile: Medium C
  • Neck Thickness: 1st: 0.926"  12th: 1.021"
  • Electronics: 2 Vol, 2 Tone, 3 way switch
  • Serial number: 9 3191
  • Contains Braz Rosewood (Y/N): Y
  • Modifications/Repairs: Pickups swapped to Klein PAF's. Replaced jack plate.

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