Gibson Custom Shop 2016 Collector's Choice '59 Les Paul Standard Reissue (Aged by Historic Makeovers) Electric Guitar USED - Gruhn Burst


This guitar is in excellent condition. Comes with COA, hangtags, and OHSC.

Aging was simulated by Historic Makeovers (under their "standard package"); this includes aging and relicing to simulate the headstock break and repair that the original DaPra 90627 had.

Certification from Historic Makeovers is included. 

In 1984, when Vic DaPra set out to acquire an original '59 Les Paul (ser# 9 0627), he didn't have the luxury of the internet. "I had to wait for Polaroid pictures to come through the mail. It felt like forever." Rarely does an original late '50s Gibson Les Paul make it to us with such clean lineage. The days of "closet" finds are quickly becoming the folklore of a bygone era. Unearthing one of the very few two-owner 1959 'Bursts with so much character in its top is incredible: this guitar is astounding, from the billowy, unending, multi-dimensional flame to the softly mellowed hue of its now caramel-colored burst. Gibson Custom is excited to offer a very limited number of "Gruhn 'Burst" Les Pauls, hand-crafted featuring our True Historic features. To bring you the specific tone and feel of Gruhn 'Burst, we've re-created its neck profile and top carve through digital analysis of the original and tone-matched its pickups with specially wound Custom Buckers. To capture the finite details of this very special Collector's Choice edition, the color and wear are hand-applied and based on in-depth study of the Gruhn 'Burst, with Vic's personal involvement in developing and approving the run.

Serial Number: CC35A051

Weight: 8.4lbs



  • Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple
  • Binding: Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream
  • Back: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Glue: Hand Applied Hide Glue
  • Body Contour: Original 1959 LP


  • Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
  • Neck Profile: '59 LP
  • 1st Fret Thickness: .900" / 2.26 cm
  • 12th Fret Thickness: 1.00" / 2.54 cm
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Indian Rosewood 1-Piece
  • Neck Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Binding: .040 True Historic Reissue Cream
  • Side Dots: Tortoise Shell
  • Neck Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
  • Neck Adhesion: Hot Hide Glue
  • Inlays: Trapezoid


  • Pickups: Custom Bucker with ABS Coil (Machine Wound)
  • Magnet Material: Alnico III
  • Resistance DC: 8.0k (Neck) and 8.5k (Bridge)


  • Hardware Material: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green
  • Bridge: ABR w/ Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum


Collections: Electric Guitars, Used

Category: Electric Guitar, Gibson, Used

Type: Electric