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Collector's Choice Louis Main

 

From Gibson.com

Capturing every sonic, visual, and tactile nuance of the world’s most desirable guitar, Collector’s Choice™ #17 1959 Les Paul “Louis” re-creates a stunningly well-preserved Les Paul that was tucked away in a private collection for the past 30 years.

Keith Nelson of SoCal rock band Buckcherry selected this ‘burst from six original ’59 Les Pauls after rigorous playing, and has played it on Buckcherry’s 2013 release Confessions and every live date since. Thanks to Keith’s gracious cooperation, Gibson Custom has painstakingly analyzed every detail of the guitar’s look, sound, and modest playing wear to bring you a perfect recreation. From the faded Dirty Lemon Burst finish to the incomparable ’59 neck profile and hallowed PAF-driven burst tone, Collector’s Choice™ #17 is the nearest you’ll come to making the most valuable electric guitar ever produced your very own. Read all about the specs below!

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BODY
A SOLID ONE-PIECE, GRADE-A MAHOGANY
BODY AND SUBTLY FIGURED MAPLE TOP
UNLEASH CLASSIC LES PAUL TONE.
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PICKUPS
THE PAIRING OF BURSTBUCKER 3 AND ’57 CLASSIC PICKUPS
EXUDES LEGENDARY PAF TONE.
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PRECISION TUNEUP
NICKEL PLATED ABR-1 TUNE-O-MATIC BRIDGE AND
LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM STOPBAR
DELIVER BURST-CERTIFIED SUSTAIN.
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NECK
THE PRECISE PROFILE AND FEEL OF
THE ORIGINAL IS RECREATED IN A
SUBLIME ’59 NECK SHAPE.
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FINISH
BEAUTY FADES…INTO GREATER
BEAUTY: A LUSCIOUS DIRTY LEMON
BURST THAT’LL HAVE YOU DROOLING.
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AGING GRACEFULLY
AUTHENTIC HAND-AGING MATCHES THE
PRECISE FEEL AND PLAYING WEAR
OF THIS PRIZED ORIGINAL LES PAUL.