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Gibson Collectors Choice 9 1959 Les Paul Believer Burst wCase

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Perhaps the most head-turning top and burst coloration of any Les Paul! This reissue of Vic DaPra’s vintage 1959 Les Paul nicknamed the ‘Believer Burst’ has an incredibly figured top with subtle chevron and deep flame with exceptional fluidity as you turn it under light. Gibson Custom will make no more than 100 of these fine instruments due to the difficulty of acquiring qualifying materials to create it. The Collectors Choice #9 guitar is truly an extremely limited edition masterpiece!

Gibson Collectors Choice 9 1959 Les Paul Believer Burst Features

  • Genuine Mahogany back with unique figured Maple top
  • Rosewood fingerboard with nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays
  • Pair of custom-wound Custom Bucker pickups in the neck and bridge positions
  • Nickel plated ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stop bar tailpiece
  • Kluson Deluxe Nickel Reissue Green Key tuners with 12:1 tuning ratio
As you can see, the 'Believer Burst', thus named as its the guitar pictured on the owner's book of the same name (Hal Leonard 2013), is one of the most beautiful 1959 Les Pauls that Gibson ever held, studied, and recreated. Gibson Custom has gone to great lengths sourcing wood in the field, grading and re-grading the tops as they pass through production, and evaluating each instrument at Final Assembly to insure that every one of these very rare pieces lives up to the promise of the original.

Well beyond its looks is a great sounding guitar with bell-like clarity and balance between its pickups, based of course on extensive study of the original and approval by its owner, Vic DaPra. The guitar also features the original's '59 neck profile, hand-aging to match the wear of the original, and all of the 2013 Historic feature upgrades. Each guitar will ship with a copy of Burst Believers, released in 2013 and featuring the original guitar on its cover.

Product Specifications
Gibson Collectors Choice 9 1959 Les Paul Believer Burst Specifications
  • Body
    • Top: Unique Figured Maple
    • Back: 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany
    • Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
    • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Neck
    • Species: Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline
    • Profile: ’59 Profile
    • Truss Rod: Reissue Truss Rod
    • Joint Angle: 4 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Neck Fit
    • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    • Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
    • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch
  • Fingerboard
    • Species: Rosewood
    • Radius: 12 inches
    • Binding: Single-ply Cream
    • Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays
    • Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062 inches
  • Nut
    • Material: Nylon
    • Width: 1.687 inches
    • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Headstock
    • Inlay: Holly Headstock with 'Gibson' Pearl Logo
    • Truss Rod Cover: Vintage
    • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Tuners
    • Model: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys
    • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
    • Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: Nickel ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Nickel Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
  • Hardware
    • Pickguard: Reissue Cream
    • Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
    • Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
    • Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
    • Control Plate Cover: Black
    • Strap Buttons: Aluminum Gibson End Pins
  • Pickups
    • Neck Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
    • Bridge Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
  • Electronics
    • Potentiometers: 2 Volume, 2 Tone Controls
    • Capacitors: Bumble Bee
    • Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
    • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Dapra Burst
  • Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Certificate of Authenticity in Tri Fold Binder
  • Additional Materials: Comes with a copy of ‘Burst Believers’ book featuring the original 9-0850 On The Cover, Owners Manual, Truss Rod Adjustment Instructions, and documentation for the guitar’s limited lifetime warranty.
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Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
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