Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, Epiphone's 1959 Les Paul Standard is a stunning recreation of what is considered as the "holy grail" of vintage guitars. Featuring period-correct specs that include an aged finish, '50s-era wiring and a '59 hand-rolled neck profile — this model also boasts Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups, CTS pots, new Epiphone Deluxe tuners and a Graph Tech nut.
The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard adheres to Gibson's signature all-Mahogany guitar construction, guaranteeing a thick and harmonically-rich sound with piano-like sustain. To give their model the truly high-end aesthetic that original '59s exert, Epiphone has adorned its body with a carved Hard Maple cap featuring a gorgeous AAA Figured Maple veneer. A metal medallion toggle switchplate enhances this instrument's beauty even further.
The neck is the most essential part of any guitar when it comes to playability, which is why Epiphone has accurately replicated the acclaimed '59 rounded "C" neck profile for its affordable tribute model. Providing optimal comfort, this vintage-like neck shape will take you back in time to the "Golden Era" of electric guitar production! An Indian Laurel fingerboard offers a smooth touch under the fingers too, with medium jumbo frets ensuring a controllable feel for string bends and vibrato.
"A Rock monster disguised as a vintage sweetheart" - Guitar.com
Genuine Gibson USA pickups are almost never fitted in Epiphone guitars, but the 1959 Les Paul Standard is a rare exception. Equipped with BurstBucker 2 and 3 humbuckers in its neck and bridge positions respectively, the Epiphone '59 Les Paul has a premium voice that recaptures the nostalgic tones of yesteryear.
Following the legendary PAF design and featuring unpolished Alnico II magnets, the BurstBuckers produce a full-bodied and airy tone that will highlight every dynamic nuance of your playing style — especially the BurstBucker 3 with its hotter, overwound sound.
"The neck ’bucker on its own is beguiling, with a jazzy warmth that is at times more convincing than some 409-pickup-equipped instruments we’ve played bearing the Gibson name on the headstock." - Guitar.com