Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul "Gabby" Gibson Appraisal Burst USED


If an original 1959 is rare, an original that’s been in the first owner’s hands since 1959 is almost mythical! If not for the clear lineage of “”Gabby””, her story would be hard to believe. As it goes, the original owner decided it was time to see what the vintage market thought of her, so he reached out to most trusting source he could think of, Gibson. Because Gibson isn’t in the business of appraising vintage guitars, Gabby’s appraisal was entrusted to Vic DaPra, noted collector and vintage guitar expert, who ended up purchasing her. “”Gabby””, a shortened take on her nickname “”The Gibson Appraisal ‘Burst””, is among the unlikeliest rarities in the lore of vintage guitars; exceptionally clean with a beautiful top and a finish that has retained an amazing amount of its original red in her factory applied Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The story of an original Gibson Les Paul that’s been all but hermetically sealed for over half a century spreads like wildfire through the vintage community. By the time Vic DaPra decided it was time to let some other lucky soul own her for awhile, people were standing in line around the world. Ultimately “”Gabby”” was entrusted to an anonymous Texas collector. When he finally had to the chance to play her himself, he was ecstatic! Now available in a limited edition, Gibson has worked with Vic DaPra and the current owner to reproduce one of the finest, and most talked about, 1959 Les Pauls of all time!

  • Model: Collector's Choice #30 1959 Les Paul
  • Finish Color: Gibson Appraisal Burst
  • Weight: 8.43 lbs
  • Top Wood: Figured Maple
  • Body Wood: Genuine 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Wood: Genuine 1-Piece Mahogany w/ a Maple Spline
  • Neck Shape: Rounded
  • Neck Dimensions: .890 1st - 1.010 12th
  • Fingerboard Material: 1-Piece Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Aged Cellulose Trapezoids
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickups: Custom Buckers (Alnico 3)
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Toggleswitch
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stoptail
  • Tuners: Kluson "Deluxe"
  • Case: Brown Hardshell Case
  • COA: Yes

Collections: Electric Guitars, Used

Category: Electric Guitar, Gibson, Used

Type: Electric