Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection 1959 Reissue R9 Les Paul Standard Preowned 1996
Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne
Gibson Custom was introduced in 1995 with the 1959 Les Paul Reissue as their flagship model. Reissues produced before these first 'Historic' pieces are now referred to as "Pre-Historic". This transition saw many improvements in the process of re-creating the Holy Grail of Les Pauls, and these mid-90s Les Pauls were made in such a way that is unmatched in quality. Collectors refer to these mid-90s reissues as the 'Good Wood Years', and we have never seen anything close to as impressive as this incredibly figured maple top! It's three-dimensional and breathtaking, with a fabulous washed Cherry Sunburst finish. The grain on this top is multi-directional, deeply figured and intricate, and is a real showstopper.
Tonally, it's a near-perfect recreation of the classic Les Paul tone with endless sustain and beautifully balanced Gibson PAF-style pickups. The playability is exceptional, and the condition is fabulous - there are a couple of very, very tiny lacquer dings on the back and some barely-there lacquer swirls, but this is easily a 9/10 guitar. The original case is included, but there is no COA - not unusual for this era of Gibson in Australia. This is a once-in-a-lifetime Les Paul, and we have simply not seen a better one.
Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new itemsto most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.
Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.
The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.
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