This is 1 of 3 Bursts currently in stock!
Very clean, light 59 Burst; nice red to honey tea burst, the red remains under the guard and switch plate. It weighs in at 8.8 lbs.
The pots date is from the eighth week of 1959 (#134908). The pots code is on the back but they are usually on the side of the pot. The pots may have been replaced. The bumblebee capacitors are correct. The wiring is also correct.
The finish is in very good original condition. The guitar was well taken care of, showing light playing wear.
The zebra neck pickup reads 8.03-K; the double black bridge pickup reads 8.61-K.
The Ω reading is very strong with the bridge reading hotter.
The three-position switch and cavity are correct.
The frets are original and show slight playing wear.
The fret board is in excellent condition with minimum playing wear.
The ABR -1 bridge and stop tailpiece are original and correct.
The pickup surrounds are original and correct.
The pick guard is correct and original.
Tuners are correct with replaced buttons, never had other tuners.
This guitar was mine in 2008 when I sold it to my friend; a bass player. When I bought and sold the guitar, it had a Bigsby installed. It now has the original stop tailpiece back on the guitar. I feel this was a factory stop tail because of the original ground wire that’s tunneled to the stop tail stud sleeve. The small holes from the Bigsby can be seen in the pictures attached. The Bigsby and original pickup covers come with the guitar. I just went through the guitar with Jim Foote, my luthier from Music Works to verify the authenticity and this guitar is an original correct 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst. The big round neck is incredibly comfortable. The light weight and balance, as well as the high output pickups, make this a great playing and sounding guitar. The color fade and the excellent condition make for a beautiful traditional popular 59 Burst look.
The guitar weighs 8.8 LBS and it comes with its original brown case.
For more details, please contact Drew Berlin.
Email: Drew@Drewberlin.com Office #: 310-325-4111