Posted on by Walter Bryant

It’s no secret that most of us here at The Zoo are big fans of the Gibson Les Paul, and we know that many of you are. Unfamiliar with what made this guitar such a desired instrument after all of these year? Watch this great video put together by Gibson Custom Shop, featuring a brief history of the 1959 Les Paul Custom, what made it the iconic guitar we’ve come to know, and the legendary players that fell in love with it!

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The 1959 Les Paul is the holy grail of guitars. Rick Gembar, GM of Gibson Custom, and Edwin Wilson, Historic Program Manager, discuss what makes this legendary guitar so special and delve into the history of the 1959 Les Paul. They also give insight into the creative process for building the 1959 Les Paul reissue.

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