This is truly something special.
2010 Gibson Collectors Choice #1 Gary Moore 1959 Les Paul in unplayed original condition, complete with hangtags and certification.
The Gibson Custom Collector's Choice series cracks open the greatest vaults of vintage instruments in the world, allowing players the opportunity to own replicas of one-of-a-kind historic guitars.
Les Paul aficionados have long clamored for a reproduction of this legendary Les Paul, and the Collector's Choice #1 1959 Les Paul Standard finally nails it!
This, the Gary Moore Aged and Signed Edition is accurate down to the luscious deep-amber "unburst" finish on the highly figured maple top, to the reversed neck pickups (with adjustable pole pieces facing the bridge), to the missing silver inserts on the top two "Top Hat" control knobs, to the Bumble Bee tone capacitors, this Custom Shop creation embodies a guitar that collector's have lusted after for more than four decades. In addition, it captures all the historically accurate details that make a Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul the most accurate reproduction of the 'Burst ever produced. Details such as the deep-set long neck tenon, correct body top binding in the cutaway, accurate BurstBucker PAF-humbucking pick reproductions, rounded '59 neck profile, and 17-degree back-angled headstock all give this guitar the feel and tone of the real deal.
This is number 95 of only 125 aged by Tom Murphy.
A pair of BurstBucker humbucking pickups accurately replicate the tone and performance of the original PAF pickups in the Collector's Choice #1 1959 Les Paul, and are installed to replicate the "reverse-phase" center position. These pickups are routed through high-quality CTS pots for volume and tone, with "bumble bee" tone capacitors, and a Switchcraft three-way toggle switch.
The solid one-piece mahogany neck is carved to an accurate, chunky, rounded '59 profile and is capped with a rosewood fingerboard with acrylic pearloid trapezoid inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets.
Includes original hard shell case.