1959 Les Paul Standard

The only major change made to the Les Paul Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter "jumbo" frets, which facilitated wider bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s, when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Green began to discover and capitilize on the fat, warm voice of the '59 Standard. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the '59 Les Paul as the Holy Grail of guitars in the minds of professionals, collectors, and weekend warriors.
Top wood: Figured maple
Back wood: Solid mahogany
Binding: Single-ply cream on top
Available left-handed: Yes
Finish Colors: Washed Cherry, Faded Tobacco

Neck construction: 1-piece mahogany w/original-style truss rod route
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret rosewood
Inlays: Acrylic trapezoid (accurate shape and color)
Binding: Single-ply cream
Profile: 1959 Rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24" 3/4; 1 11/16"
Strings: Vintage Reissue .010-.046

Electronics & Hardware:

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: Burstbucker 1 (rhythm), Burstbucker 2 (treble)
*Other: CTS pots and bumble bee caps
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Hardware color: Nickel
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Aluminum stopbar
*Other: Thin, original-style toggleswitch washer and jackplate
Tuner style: Vintage tulip

Collateral: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Care Kit

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