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Synchrony Financial: This is a wonderful option for all in-store purchases. A true financing company, Synchrony offers structured consumer finance options, and many times we partner with the major guitar manufacturers to offer extended plans! Click here to download the application today! Then, stop by, call or email us to make your purchase.
Custom Options: If you need a little time, we can help develop a custom option that works just for you. We're happy to put any item on hold with a small deposit, generally around 20% of the item price. The full balance is usually due within 30 days, and you can use any of the above options to make your purchase. Just contact our sales team to begin!
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We pride ourselves on providing customer service that is among the best in the industry and we will work hard to make sure you are happy. If you need to return your purchase for any reason, please contact one of our sales associates to let us know before shipping your order back.
Get 14 Day Approval on all new items! No reason needed to make a return, just let us know within two weeks that you'd like to send your item(s) back. Items such as strings, picks, clothing, polish/cleaners, polishing cloths, and books must be un-opened and un-used to be eligible for return. All items must arrive back to The Music Zoo in like new condition.
We maintain a great selection of used and vintage guitars. We do our best to describe each instrument in full and provide high resolution images of all items to help in the buying process. To that end, used items carry a 72 Hour Approval period only. You'll have a few days with your recently purchased used instrument to ensure it's the one for you. No reason needed to make a return if you choose to do so, just let us know within the approval window.
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Go ahead; tweak the finishes to be as thin as possible, swap your pickups for the closest to the original PAF's, use the purest nickel strings you can find. Do you know what we've all been leaving out in the chase to reach the holy grain of tones? The wood. The woods used in original 1950's Gibson Les Pauls (and many other vintage guitars of that stature) were made from trees that were from old growths forests – trees that were already 100's of years old, if not more. These woods were sturdy, and had matured long enough for the excess moisture to dry away. An ingredient that was essential in the tone of the guitars that we all know and lust after.
Flash forward to 2015, after years of Historic Reissues and most recently the excellent True Historics – The Music Zoo and the Gibson Custom Shop have worked together to bring you the new Music Zoo Exclusive Roasted Reissue '59 Les Paul. These guitars are True Historic Les Pauls whose wood (mahogany, maple, and rosewood) have undergone a thermal treatment process. This process takes all of the excess moisture out of the wood, giving the wood increased durability in weather changes, dimensional stability (reduced chances of swelling or shrinking), gives the wood a beautiful brown color. On a molecular level, the roasted wood is almost identical to that of 350 year old lumber: the same lumber used in those original vintage Les Pauls. Last but not least, the process is entirely Green. There are no additives, chemicals, or anything artificial that is being used in the roasting process.
Add in these qualities of the roasted wood to all the specs that come with the Gibson True Historic Series, and you've got one hell of a Les Paul. The articulation and punch of these guitars have to be heard. There's a roundness that the treatment gives to the wood where the bass sits just right, the treble on both neck and bridge pickup cut but aren't shrill, and call us vain...but we love the way the brown tint of the wood comes through the burst finishes and shows off the figuring and grain even more so than usual. The weights of these guitars are also all extremely comfortable, and most are coming in around the mid 8lbs mark. The Music Zoo Exclusive Roasted Reissue '59 Les Paul – try one and see for yourself.
This is a special guitar in the run of Roasted Reissues, sent to us by the Gibson Custom Shop as one of the first fully Roasted Les Pauls. This guitar has all the specs of a True Historic, including all hide-glue construction and all True Historic plastic parts and features, but with a Historic Select serial number, reflecting it's customized nature.
Includes: Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Hang Tag and Paperwork
- 8 lbs. 3 oz.
- All-Hide Glue Construction
- Aged Lemonburst Finish
- Figured Roasted Maple Top
- Roasted Mahogany Body
- Roasted Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Mother-Of-Pearl Trapezoid Inlays
- 24 3/4" Scale Length
- 12" Radius
- 1 11/16" Neck Width at Nut
- .920" Neck Profile at Nut
- 1.010" Neck Profile at 12th Fret
- 22 Frets
- Gibson Custom Bucker Humbucker Pickups
- Individual Volume Controls and Tone Controls
- Three Way Selector Switch
- Gold Top Hat Knobs
- Tune-o-Matic Bridge
- Stopbar Tailpiece
- Gibson Vintage-Style Tuners
- Aged Nickel Hardware