Lemonburst has always been an acquired taste of ours, but once we caught the bug, we caught it. We always love how the light shades of yellow let you see every inch of figuring in the maple top.
The Music Zoo is incredibly happy to offer the brand-new and reinvented Gibson Custom Shop 2014 Limited Edition 1960 Les Paul Reissue. Along with all the fantastic changes that the Custom Shop made to create one of the best reissues ever with the 2014 model - we've tweaked it just a bit more to get this Limited Edition '60 exactly the way we wanted it, and not to pat ourselves on the back too much...but we believe that we got it right.
The year 2013 marked an historic year for the Gibson Custom Shop reissue; an historic year for unprecedented historic accuracy. The folks at Gibson have a keen understand that, according to their loyal fanatics, there is a magic in those early original Gibson electrics, and the closer the reissue can get, the better. They also understand that no detail is too small when it comes to vintage lutherie. For this transitional year, aniline dye was used to accurately stain the mahogany bodies, fretboard binding was darkened a bit, the classic Kluson Deluxe tuners were perfected with the proper vintage shape and color, and the truss rods were unsheathed from the typical tube encasings so that customers could be assured that even the inner guts were vintage accurate. Even the method of construction was brought back to the middle of the century, with Gibson’s Custom Shop using hide-glue to fit necks to the bodies, a change that adds resonance to the instrument.
Well for 2014 Gibson Custom Shop isn’t messing with success, taking the Reissue a step further and using hide-glue for the fretboard as well. The crystalizing effect that hide glue creates as it dries helps maintain a rigid connection between the fretboard and the neck. The problem with most wood glues is that they tend to retain elasticity. This can dampen the resonance between woods, and switching back to hide glue has an affect you can hear.
We really love the direction Gibson is going and are proud to be carrying the closest recreations of a classic Les Paul to date! These 2014 models also still carry the new CustomBucker PAF recreations, which sound full and detailed, with lots of punch and great response to both your picking dynamics as well as the volume and tone settings. They've also added a cool metal embossed 2014 switchplate. So come down to the Zoo, pick up a 2014 Reissue and see what you’ve always been missing!
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