GIBSON COLLECTOR’S CHOICE #15 GREG MARTIN 58 # 62

The Collector’s Choice™ series provides players with the opportunity to experience the precise look, feel and tone of some of the rarest guitars in history. Gibson Custom is extremely proud of the achievements you’ll find in Collector’s Choice #15, 1958 Les Paul Serial #8-6756, long the main squeeze of Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Greg Martin, and played on countless gigs and recording sessions. As such, it is a familiar voice among the most exalted tones in music today, and an unparalleled inspiration for a brilliantly crafted re-creation of a Les Paul that is flush with character in its tone, its feel, and its aesthetic. From the luscious, road-tested look of its faded “dirty lemon” finish, to the big, bold tone from a robust pairing of PAF pickups that Greg has woven into a Grammy Award-winning career, Collector’s Choice™ #15 is an exceptional guitar in every sense. Only through unfettered access to the original can Gibson Custom capture and reproduce these essential details—the neck shape, dish carve, finish, ageing, and tone—all of which are present in abundance in Collector’s Choice™ #15. In short, the result brings you the closest thing humanly possible to owning the original—if Greg would ever part with it.
Body
Hand selected distinctly figured maple top and lightweight, one-piece mahogany body, hand-aged to match the original.
Neck/Fingerboard
Glued-in mahogany neck with a distinctly rounded (but not clubby) ’58 profile of the original, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with cellulose inlays.
Finish
Lusciously faded Dirty Lemon burst finish, aged to match that of the original guitar.
Electronics
Custom Buckers with Alnico III magnets to re-create the original PAFs. Individual volume and tone controls with “bumble bee” capacitors and a three-way switch.
Hardware
Period correct Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and reissue Kluson™ tuners, all in aged nickel.
Plastics
Aged, vintage correct pickguard, binding, and top-hat knobs.

SPECS

Body

Top Lightly Figured Maple
Back 1-Piece Mahogany
Binding Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
Adhesive Franklin Titebond

Body

Neck

Species Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline
Profile ’58 Profile
Truss Rod Vintage Truss Rod Assembly
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

Neck

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Hot Hide Glue
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005″

Neck Fit

Fingerboard

Species Rosewood
Radius 12″
Binding .Single-ply Cream
Inlays Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays
Nut/E.O.B 1.687/2.062

Fingerboard

Nut

Material Nylon
Width 1.687
Slots Gibson PLEK System

Nut

Headstock

Inlay Holly Headstock with ‘Gibson’ Pearl Logo
Truss Rod Cover Reissue
Angle 17 Degrees

Headstock

Tuners

Model Kluson™ Deluxe Green Key
Tuning Ratio 12:01
Plating Nickel

Tuners

Bridge

Type ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic
Plating Nickel

Bridge

Tailpiece

Type Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Plating Nickel

Bridge

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
Strings .010 – .046
Strap Buttons Aluminum Gibson End Pins

Hardware

Pickups

Neck Position Custom Bucker
(Alnico III)
Bridge Position Custom Bucker
(Alnico III)

Pickups

Electronics

Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls
2 Tone Controls
Capacitors Bumble Bee
Toggle Switch Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
Output Jack Traditional ¼”

Electronics

Finish

Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Dirty Lemon

Case

Type Custom Shop Hardshell

Case

Accessories

Certificate of Authenticity Custom Shop Artist Certificate of Authenticity
Additional Materials Each Collector’s Choice™ #15 Greg Martin 1958 Les Paul comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s limited lifetime warranty.