Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice series is devoted to painstaking replication of choice original vintage Les Pauls. As a result, these guitars bring players and collectors closer to owning a specific, existing vintage Les Paul than anything else available on the market. Collector’s Choice #11, 1959 Les Paul 9-0925 aka Rosie is not only an extremely pristine reproduction, but also represents perhaps the best-preserved vintage Les Paul that the team at Gibson Custom has ever encountered. While all Les Pauls made between 1958 and 1960 are exceedingly rare, finding one in such stunningly original condition in the hands of only its second owner is simply a breathtaking experience. In addition to her lineage, Rosie has obviously seen very little sunlight in her time, and fully retains her original and unfaded dark cherry finish like few other vintage Les Pauls. Through intimate and painstaking study of the original guitar, Gibson Custom has crafted an uncompromising re-creation of this incredible guitar. Distinct and individual details include her late 50s soft V neck shape, Rosie’s precise top carve with precise renditions of every critical angle and curve, and a pair of custom-wound Custom Bucker PAF reproductions designed, engineered, and built based on extensive testing of the originals, to capture that essential burst tone. In short, Rosieâ is as close as you can come to owning the real thing.
Carved maple top hand-selected to accurately match the original, and lightweight, one-piece mahogany body, all with accurate light ageing.
Glued-in mahogany neck with distinctive â€™59 profile, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with cellulose inlays.
Impressively dark, rich Cherry Sunburst finish, subtly aged to match that of the original guitar.
Custom Buckers wound to accurately re-create the original PAFs. Individual volume and tone controls with bumble bee capacitors and a three-way switch.
Period correct Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and reissue Kluson tuners, all in aged nickel.