Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary ’59 Les Paul Standard 1959 Reissue 1 of 25 Ruby Burst R9 2009 + OHSC & COA

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop ’59 Reissue Limited Editon 50th Anniversary in Ruby Burst finish made in 2009 with Original Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a solid mahogany body with a bound flamed maple top, 1-piece mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with a Gibson Burstbuker #1 PAF in the neck position and a Gibson Burstbucker #2 PAF in the bridge position. Controlled by 2-volume, 2-tone knobs and a 3-way toggle switch. The 24.75″ scale length neck has acrylic trapezoid inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets with a ’59 neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Gibson vintage style Kluson tuning machines, a nylon nut, an Abr-1 bridge, and gold top hat knobs.

This limited edition ’59 Les Paul reissue has several features that were made by Gibson’s custom shop specifically for this model in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Les Paul Standard. In addition to the historically accurate appointments, these guitars were made in limited numbers and this is one of only 25 that were made in “Ruby Burst” finish made exclusively for Sweetwater. Here is more about the 50th anniversary run of ’59 Les Pauls including the specs from Sweetwater:

This Gibson Custom 1959 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standard limited solidbody electric guitar features a Sweetwater Exclusive custom finish, in addition to its status as the most accurate re-creation of a ’59 Les Paul ever! From the tonewoods to the components right down to the binding, the 1959 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standard gives you the sound, feel, and vibe of the legendary LP that rocked the world half a century ago. This model is part of an ultra-limited run that’s only available here at Sweetwater, so call your Sales Engineer today to get your own 1959 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standard!

Gibson Custom 1959 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standard Limited Solidbody Electric Guitar
  • An amazingly accurate re-creation of a vintage classic
  • The birth of the Les Paul
  • Seth Lover and the PAF humbucker
  • The look of a legend
  • Gibson Custom’s painstaking process

An amazingly accurate re-creation of a vintage classic. You’d be right to call the original 1959 Les Paul Standard a collector’s dream guitar. In fact, the legendary ’59 LP has achieved such heights on the collector’s market that it is unattainable to all but the most affluent investors. Now, however, with the release of the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary ’59 Les Paul Standard, Gibson is putting the most accurate, detail-perfect recreation of this vintage milestone ever produced back within the grasp of a limited number of players and collectors. In a production run of just 500 guitars, the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary ’59 Les Paul Standard captures all the glorious feel and tone of the original Les Paul Standard from the most revered year of its production.

Gibson Custom’s painstaking process going beyond mere cosmetics to truly re-create the legendary ’59 Les Paul Standard, Gibson Custom performed an intensive digital assessment of five original 1959 Les Paul Standards. The master luthiers of Gibson Custom discovered that each of these stunning instruments was a little bit different (as is always the way with vintage guitars) but that they had a certain sound, feel, and vibe in common. Through the course of this detailed analysis they perfected many details on the reissue — yielding a period-correct Les Paul Standard more accurate to the ’59 year of manufacture than has ever been reproduced before — while also instilling a consistency of design on this recreation, making it the ultimate ’59 Les Paul Reissue.

Everything about this guitar hearkens back to 1959, including such historically accurate appointments as its figured maple top, one-piece lightweight mahogany body, gold top-hat control knobs with dial pointers, nickel ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and accompanying nickel stopbar tailpiece, single-ply creme top binding, nickel tuners with green buttons and a molded bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Gibson Custom Limited Edition 1959 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standard Special Features:

  • Nylon 6/6 nut
  • Improved ABR-1 bridge (no-wire, tighter tolerances)
  • Historically correct nickel-plated brass bridge saddles
  • Correct alloy saddle adjustment screws
  • Bridge height-adjusting thumbwheels are now thinner
  • Neck profile changed – now has less “shoulders”
  • Audio taper CTS pots
  • ’50s wiring
  • Pickup routes adjusted so that pickups will be parallel to the strings
  • Top carve changed to be closer to several original ’59s that were scanned
  • Body perimeter change – slightly tighter in waist, cutaway area refined to be more like originals
  • The maple cap is very slightly thinner, the mahogany body is very slightly thicker
  • The fingerboard is slightly thinner
  • The step from neck heel to back of body is taller and more correct
  • The taper of the “maple window” under the binding in cutaway is more accurate
  • The maple spline (filler strip) in the tenon is more accurate
  • The edge radius on the backside of the body is tighter (less rounded)
  • The “mustache curve” of the headstock top has been flattened slightly
  • The control cavity plate has been relocated, has the correct side taper, and now uses the correct ABS plastic
  • The truss rod cover has been reshaped to be more accurate
  • The serial number location is slightly lower and more correct
  • Dial pointers are less sharp
  • The strap button screws are longer
  • The jack hole is now the correct 1″ diameter
  • The toggle switch nut has more correct knurled pattern


  • Make: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul
  • Sub-Model: Custom Shop ’59 Reissue 50th Anniversary
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish: Ruby Burst (1 of 25)
  • Finish Type: VOS Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: 9914230
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 8lbs 9.5oz.
  • Body Shape: LP (Single Cut)
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: 1-Piece Light-Weight Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Flamed Maple Top
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Neck Wood: 1-piece mahogany
  • Neck Finish: Matching
  • Finger Board: Rosewood
  • Neck Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: ’59 Neck Profile with less “shoulders”
  • Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoid
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16″
  • Nut: Nylon 6/6
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickup Config: HH
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson Burstbuker #1 PAF
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker #2 PAF
  • Pots: 2-Volume, 2-Tone
  • Switch: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Gibson Vintage Deluxe with Nylon Keystone Heads
  • Bridge: Abr-1
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hat
  • Other Features: Certificate of Authenticity
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case

This guitar is in excellent condition however it does have some light surface scratches on the body and headstock, a ding behind the headstock, and came to us without the original pick-guard. Freshly re-strung and setup with 10-46 gauge strings in standard tuning, comes with the original hardshell case, COA, case candy, and hang-tags.


  • Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯☆
  • Body Back: ✯✯✯✯☆-Light surface scratches
  • Body Front: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Body Binding: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Fretboard: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Fret Life: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Neck: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Neck Binding: ✯✯✯✯☆ -Very minor neck binding sprout
  • Neck Pocket: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Headstock Front: ✯✯✯✯☆ -Light surface scratches
  • Headstock Back: ✯✯✯ · · -Ding behind headstock
  • Pickups: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Bridge: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Tailpiece: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Knobs: ✯✯✯✯✯
  • Hardware: ✯✯✯✯✯

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Custom Shop 50th Anniversary '59 Les Paul Standard Reissue