Posted on by Walter Bryant

The “Donna” is another awesome piece to roll in as a part of Gibson Custom’s “Collector’s Choice” line. For those who don’t know, the Collector’s Choice series comes straight from the Gibson Custom Shop, where Gibson takes a great vintage guitar—whether it be celebrity owned or a rare, all-original piece—and through the marvels of modern technology, create a limited run of a near-exact recreation of that instrument. Read what Gibson has to say about Collector’s Choice #5 aka “Donna”.

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One of the most anticipated Collector’s Choice releases since the series was introduced, Collector’s Choice #5, 1959 Les Paul #9-1923 aka “Donna” was well worth the wait.  In a happy accident of circumstance, Donna’s very unique top was years in the finding, causing a delay of nearly half a decade as qualifying wood was identified and set aside.  We were so concerned with getting the selection of top woods right that Tom Wittrock, “Donna’s” current owner, was brought in for final approval of each and every one.  As time passed, the Collector’s Choice ranged continued to evolve alongside Gibson Custom’s Historic Reissue series, which reaches an entirely new level in 2015.  As a result, a now mythic “Donna” comes to the world as one of the most beautiful guitars in the Collector’s Choice series and one of the first to feature our True Historic specifications, making her among the first to achieve a level of replica that would be considered counterfeit if it weren’t built by Gibson. Have a look at the specs below!

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Color Donna Burst
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape True Historic
Scale Length 24.75″
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Aged Cellulose Trapezoids
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 with Thumbwheels/Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
Tuners Reissue Kluson Deluxe
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker-Alnico 3
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker-Alnico 3
Case Included Hardshell

 

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