Features and Tech-Specs
Other period-correct details on this “1959 reissue” include amber “top-hat” knobs with metal pointers, nickel hardware, and a stamped serial number on the back of the headstock. To top it all off, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard comes in an extremely cool replica Lifton-style case with brown exterior and pink interior. Every guitar also includes a certificate of authenticity as well as Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service. Befitting its status, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard will be restricted to only 1,959 guitars, so you’ll need to hurry in order to secure your piece of history.
Body and Finish
The body of each Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard is crafted from solid mahogany with a carved rock maple top, to which a gorgeous grad-AAA flame maple veneer is attached. The guitar is finished in your choice of Faded Cherryburst or Faded Ice Tea Burst, to capture the look of a gently aged Les Paul Standard. The design follows with the timeless lines of the original Les Paul Standard, with a gently arched, carved top and rounded lower bout, making it one of the most proven and tonally exalted electric guitar designs in history.
Pickups and Electronics
In the image of the original, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard carries a pair of the most accurate PAF reproductions Gibson has ever made. A BurstBucker™ 2 in the neck position and a slightly over-wound BurstBucker™ 3 in the bridge position offer excellent output balance and capture all the tone that made the Les Paul Standard famous in the first place. Their signal reaches the amp via a high-quality Switchcraft™ three-way selector switch and output jack, and independent volume and tone controls, with acclaimed Mallory™ 150 tone caps.
Neck, Fingerboard and Headstock
The neck is crafted from premium mahogany then glued into the body using a TiteBond® wood glue, utilizing a long-neck tenon typically found on the Les Pauls from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Extending well into the neck pickup cavity, the long-neck tenon provides additional strength and stability to the neck, and offers more wood-to-wood contact between the neck and body, which ultimately results in sweeter tone and longer sustain. The neck features the traditional ‘50’s neck profile with a rosewood fingerboard fitted with 22 nickel/silver alloy medium-jumbo frets.
The Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard is equipped with Epiphone’s LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece, which provide extreme advantages both of tone and adjustability, along with classic vintage-style tuners. This legendary bridge provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone and sustain.