GIBSON 2015 TRUE HISTORIC 1960 LES PAUL

True Historic 1960 Les Paul
A Stunningly Accurate ’60 Burst!
The last of the original Bursts, re-created like never before with 2015 True Historic specs, including precisely rendered neck profiles and dish carves, wet-sanded nitro finish, and PAF-style pickups.

Body

Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade:
Binding: Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: Top Only
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 2.95 kg / 6.5 lbs average
Materials Used
Glue: Hand Applied Hide Glue
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Hand selected backs for lightweight
Body Contour
Carve: Original 1960 Les Paul

Neck

Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687″
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054″
A: .10414 cm / 0.041″
D: .04826 cm / 0.019″
G: .0381 cm / 0.015″
B: .03556 cm / 0.014″

e: .03048 cm / 0.012″
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Solid Indian Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.38 cm / 12″
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687″ @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24″ @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75″
Binding: .040 True Historic Reissue Cream
Side Dots (Color): Tortoise Shell
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Aged Nitrocellulose
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.150″ x .670″, Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.550 x .240″
Average Weight: .340194 kg / .75 lbs

Finishes

Vintage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: VCS
Surface Texture: True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge

Vintage Dark Burst
Color Code: VDB
Surface Texture: True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge

Vintage Lemon Burst
Color Code: VLB
Surface Texture: True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge

Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: AVCS
Surface Texture: Murphy Aged, True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge

Aged Vintage Dark Burst
Color Code: AVDB
Surface Texture: Murphy Aged, True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge

Aged Vintage Lemon Burst
Color Code: AVLB
Surface Texture: Murphy Aged, True Historic, Wet-Sanded, Thin Lacquer Finish
Filler: Aniline Dye
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: True Historic Process To Preserve Soft Neck Binding Profile and Body Binding Ledge
New 2015 True Historic Specs Deliver Unprecedented Levels of Authenticity

Gibson Custom has re-tooled, retrained and redesigned nearly every element of the process in constructing our 2015 True Historic range to achieve a fanatic level of accuracy to the original guitars. A double-carved and hand-sanded top and neck, hand wet-sanded finish, hand-filed rolled fingerboard binding, and plastics replicated from molecular-level analysis of original vintage parts headline only a few of the extensive and obsessive details found in each of the very limited number of True Historic 1960 Les Pauls offered. Meanwhile, our acclaimed new PAF-style Custom Bucker pickups nail every ounce of Burst-certified tone. You simply can’t get closer to the real thing… than the real thing.


Electronics

Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Custom Bucker Custom Bucker
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5200-5590 5200-5590
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 Enamel #42 Enamel
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375″ 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375″
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625″ 59.7 cm / 23.5″
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480″ 47.3075 cm / 18.625″
Magnet Material: Alnico III Alnico III
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.1965 cm / 18.975″ 58.36 cm / 22.975″
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125″ 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125″
Polarities:
Cover: True Historic Replica VOS Nickel True Historic Replica VOS Nickel
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 8.0k 8.5k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:

Hardware

Tuning Keys
Style: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Double Band
Material: Nickel Plated Steel
Weight: 3.6 oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 1/4
Plating specs: Nickel Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14889/90
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
Bridge
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow
Plating Specs: Nickel Plated
Part number: 130-430-10161
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070″
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054″
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040″
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025″
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02″
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015″
Tailpiece
Style: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 130-430-11738
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
Output Jack
Style: 1/4″
Jack Plate
Style: 59 True Historic
Material: True Historic Reformulated
Part Number: 130-430-19299C
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19150
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: 59 True Historic
Part Number: 130-430-12768
Truss Rod Cover
Style: True Historic
Part Number: 130-430-19784
Knobs
Style: True Historic Gold Top Hats w/Silver Inserts
Part Number: 130-430-19778V
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Reissue Les Paul .09 Black Royalite
Part Number: 130-430-19808
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: 2015 Die Cast Gibson Custom Medallion
Part Number: 130-430-19016
Switch Washer
Style: True Historic Cream Replica
Part Number: 130-430-19292C
Trim Rings
Style: True Historic Cream Replica
Part Number: 130-430-13891V/130-430-13892V

Accessories

Case
Style: Reissue Les Paul
Color: Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
Manual: None
COA/Other: Custom Shop True Historic Certificate of Authenticity in Binder, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate