We're often surprised at how good the guitars are from the earlier years of the Gibson Custom Shop, which was then called Custom, Arts & Historic. They are often in no way inferior to their newer counterparts, and this '59 reissue Les Paul is a perfect example. Despite a slightly thicker neck, the guitar fits perfectly in the hand and convinces dry with fast response and a full sound. At the amp you quickly notice that it is not only made for typical warm Les Paul sounds: With a lot of bite and attack it also masters aggressive rock riffs and shoots the distorted licks around your ears that it is a real pleasure. And then there's the gorgeous top, which is grained in all directions. Since the guitar comes from the previous ownership of an active studio musician, it has moderate wear on the sides and edges. In addition, a push-pull pot has been installed to split the bridge humbucker to single coil. The original poti is included.
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