Extra reading on the guitar I ordered.
Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop have teamed up for the very first time, launching an affordable ’59-spec LP model: the Epiphone ‘59 Les Paul Standard.
Part of Epiphone’s Inspired By Gibson series, the limited-edition guitar takes after the coveted vintage classic, offering a number of period-accurate appointments such as 50s-era wiring and a hand-rolled rounded ‘C’ neck profile.
The Epiphone ’59 Les Paul Standard features a mahogany body, with a maple top and an AAA figured maple veneer, and cream binding. There’s also a mahogany neck with an Indian laurel fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets.
A pair of authentic Gibson USA BurstBuckers are wired to period-correct specs to preserve top end when rolling off the volume control. In the control section are two pairs of volume and tone knobs with CTS pots and Mallory capacitors.
The guitar sports hardware by Epiphone, including a LockTone tailpiece and stop bar set, as well as Epiphone Deluxe tuning machines with vintage tulip keys. There’s also a commemorative metal medallion toggle switch plate on the back of the guitar.
The Epiphone ’59 Les Paul Standard is priced at just $799 and comes in two finishes: Aged Dark Burst and Aged Dark Cherry Burst. It also ships with a vintage-style brown hard case.