1959 Les Paul Standard
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Holy Grail!
Most guitar historians and collectors consider the 1959 Les Paul Standard to be the "holy grail" of Les Pauls and all guitars of the modern era. Although the only significant change made that year was to flatter, wider frets that allowed more dramatic bends, the impact of that change was not truly realized until the 1960's when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Michael Bloomfield, and Peter Green discovered the magical sound and feel of the Les Paul Standard. To commemorate this classic instrument, Epiphone introduces the Limited Edition "1959" Les Paul Standard. Epiphone has had a long history with Les Paul going back to the 1940's when Les would visit the Epiphone factory in New York at night and work on what has come to be known as the first solid body electric guitar. This Limited Edition pays homage to the man who started it all.

The Epiphone Les Paul Standard includes a certificate of authenticity as well as Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service. If you don't have the wallet for a real "1959" or want a professional instrument that you can perform with night after night, this complete package is for you. But hurry. Quantities are limited to only 1,959.
SPECIFICATIONS
Bodymahogany
TopCarved hard maple cap with AAA flame maple veneer
Neckmahogany
Neck Shape1950s rounded “D” profile
Neck Joint“Deep-Set”, glued-in
TrussrodAdjustable
Scale24.75”
Fingerboardrosewood with mother of pearl “trapezoid”
Fingerboard Radius14”
Frets22 medium jumbo
Neck PickupGibson USA Burstbucker™ 2
Bridge PickupGibson USA Burstbucker™ 3
Controlsbridge volume, neck volume, bridge and neck pickup tone controls w/Mallory-150 capacitors, Switchcraft™ 3-way toggle
BridgeLockTone™ Tune-O-Matic StopBar
HardwareNickel
Machine HeadsVintage style 14:1 ratio with “tulip” buttons
ColorsFaded Cherryburst (FC), Faded Iced Tea (FT)
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