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.