Gibson Custom 2009 Michael Bloomfield 1959 Les Paul Standard USED


Michael Bloomfield 1959 Les Paul Standard

To most guitar and blues aficionados, Michael Bloomfield was more than just a renowned, big-city blues guitarist. A session player who was weaned on Chicago's legendary south side blues, Bloomfield forever altered American-based blues with his bold and passionate guitar playing and he did it all while strumming a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard. The master craftsmen at Gibson Custom are proud to announce the much-anticipated Michael Bloomfield 1959 Les Paul Standard, an accurate recreation of the instrument Bloomfield used to create the legendary "Bloomfield Sound." Whether listening to his recordings with the Butterfield Band, his work on Bob Dylan's classic Highway 61 Revisited album, or his mastery of the guitar on Super Session, Bloomfield's technique is without equal, and the tone achieved using his beloved Les Paul is one of the most recognizable of all time. The Michael Bloomfield 1959 Les Paul Standard faithfully captures that celebrated tone, along with every precious detail of the original. Starting with the Les Paul’s traditional carved maple top and solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back, this instrument is pure Gibson, right down to such time-honored appointments like CTS potentiometers and bumble-bee capacitors, holly headstock veneer, Grover kidney tuners and a rounded neck profile similar to those on the original Les Pauls from 1959. The guitar's Bloomfield Burst finish also replicates the finish on Bloomfield’s original Les Paul, and was achieved through the careful examination of hundreds of photos of the original.

This special reissue was available in a limited release of only 300 guitars: The first 100 were aged by renowned finish and restoration artist Tom Murphy, while 200 received the popular V.O.S. (Vintage Original Specs) treatment. All came with a standard Gibson Custom case silkscreened with Bloomfield's signature and certificate of authenticity.


Top Carved figured maple
Back Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany
Binding Single-ply cream binding on top
Body Type Non-Chambered
Adhesive Franklin Titebond



Species 1-piece mahogany neck w/long neck tenon
Profile 1959 rounded neck profile
Truss Rod Traditional
Joint Angle 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive Franklin Titebond
Length 24 ¾" scale


Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Franklin Titebond
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"



Species Rosewood
Frets 22
Radius 12"
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Inlays Acrylic Trapezoid
Binding Single-ply cream binding



Material Bone
Width 1.687
Slots Gibson PLEK System



Screen Holly headstock veneer
Logo '59 Reissue
Truss Rod Cover Gibson Bell Shaped™ Molded
Angle 17 Degrees



Model Nickel plated Grover kidney tuners
Tuning Ratio 12:01



Type ABR-1 Bridge
Material Zinc
Plating Nickel



Type Stop Bar
Material Aluminum
Plating Nickel



Knobs Gold Top Hats
Toggle Switch Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Strings .010 - .046, Vintage Strings
Pickguard Cream
Strap Buttons Aluminum Strap Buttons



Neck Position Burstbucker 1
Bridge Position Burstbucker 2
Magnet Material Alnico II



Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Capacitors .022mF “Bumblebee”
Coil Wiring Parallel-Machine Wound
Toggle Switch Switchcraft Three-way with Cream Toggle Cap
Output Jack 1/4" Switchcraft



Color Bloomfield Burst
Sealer Nitrocellulose Lacquer



Type Custom Shop
Case Exterior Black Pleather Silkscreened with Mike Bloomfield signature
Case Interior Plush



Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Allen Bloomfield
Additional Materials Literature & Lifetime Warranty Information






Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Gibson

Type: Electric