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Pre Owned Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary '60's Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst R-0 Pilot Run Version 3 With OHSC

SKU 80GIB066
by Gibson
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Original price $ 6,499.00
Original price $ 6,499.00 - Original price $ 6,499.00
Original price $ 6,499.00
Current price $ 5,499.00
$ 5,499.00 - $ 5,499.00
Current price $ 5,499.00
Used And Vintage Electric Guitars

 We've had a ton of Les Paul's here over the years, all of which we've loved, but sometimes one comes that really grabs our attention.  This is one of them.  It arrived with a load of other guitars that a local collector brought it - each was unique, and as always, one took a hold of our hearts more than the others.  

This is the Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary '60's Les Paul "Pilot Run Version 3".  It was part of an exclusive run of guitars in 2010.  The third version of the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard has the slim-taper neck for which late-'60 Les Paul guitars have become famous, along with the double-band tuners and gold top-hat control knobs with the "new" silver inserts that were fitted to these electric guitars. Version 3 features a '60s Cherry Burst finish.  Furthermore, Version 3 accurately represents the changes in the finishing process at Gibson in the latter part of 1960, in its more vibrant, colorfast Cherry Sunburst, a finish that stood the test of time somewhat better than many of the sunbursts that preceded it.  Be sure to make note of the special stamp on the back of the headstock.

The 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul pack all the tonal nuances and unparalleled playability that really helped to make these Gibson electric guitars distinguished in the hands of some of the most influential artists of all time.  The time-tested tonewood combination of mahogany and maple, the classic duo of Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and a pair of Gibson's prized PAF-style BurstBucker humbucking pickups all work toward a tonal splendor that few guitars can equal.  Add to these the Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standards' long-tenon neck joint, traditionally back-angled headstock, and thin, breathable nitrocellulose finish, and you've got a guitar that sings and resonates like no other. A total of only 500 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standards were produced in a blend of all three versions.

The guitar is surprisingly well-balanced and not too heavy - it weighs in at 8.8 lbs, but is still very resonant.  Plugged in, it sounds amazing.  "Majestic" is the word that comes to mind.  The Burstbucker pickups provide the most classic of Les Paul tones, with the ability to scream when needed but also pull back nicely for super clean, atmospheric playing.  

It has been vetted and setup to play perfectly by the techs in our shop.  The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, as well as the Certificate of Authenticity in the leather booklet and other original paperwork (hang tags, warranty card, pamphlet, etc.).  Rarely will you find one with all of that, and in such incredible condition.. The previous owner kept it in top-notch shape, making this an incredible find.  This is a special guitar, and we don't expect it to last long.  

  • Finish: Version 3: '60s Cherryburst
  • Sealer: nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Top: carved figured maple
  • Back: solid mahogany
  • Binding: single-ply, cream
  • Body type: non-chambered
  • Neck joint: mortise & tenon
  • Neck joint angle tolerance: ±005"
  • Neck profile: Version 3: 1960 ('60s Slim Taper)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut: Material: nylon 6/6
  • Width: 1-11/16
  • Slots: cut by PLEK system
  • Headstock Inlay: mother-of-pearl
  • Logo: period-correct Gibson logo with "Les Paul model" silkscreened in gold
  • Truss rod cover: vintage truss rod cover
  • Tuners: vintage tulips
  • Plating: nickel-plated body with Alphatic resin
  • Tuning ratio: 12:1
  • Bridge Type: Tune-o-matic (ABR-1)
  • Material: zinc surrounded by nickel alloy
  • Plating: polished nickel
  • Tailpiece Type: stop bar
  • Material: aluminum
  • Plating: lightweight nickel
  • Knobs: gold top hats with silver inserts
  • Pickguard: reissue cream
  • Toggle switch washer: cream with gold silkscreen
  • Strap buttons: aluminum Gibson end pins
  • Pickups: Neck position: burstbucker 1 “ mounted with slotted screws / Bridge position: burstbucker 2 “ mounted with slotted screws
  • Magnet material: alnico ii
  • Pots: 500k audio taper
  • Coil wiring: parallel-machine wound
  • Toggle switch: Switchcraft axial toggle with vintage plastic tip
  • Output jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
  • Case Type: Custom Shop
  • Case exterior: black pleather
  • Case interior: maroon crushed velvet
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
  • Additional materials: owners manual literature; lifetime warranty information

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