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Tonal Evaluation

This phenomenal vintage 1959 Les Paul Custom 3-Pickup Black Beauty is certainly a head-turner, and for good reason! This "fretless wonder" is a piece of history, sporting the traditional Les Paul Custom "tuxedo" look that would become iconic in its own right. Tonally, this vintage treasure is about as vocal as it can get. It has an ultra-resonant body that gives back everything you put into it with an incredible dynamic response.

The neck position is extremely creamy but articulate, and it never loses composure or note definition under a heavy attack. Flip to the middle position and you'll find exceptional cut and clarity with the bridge and middle pickup out of phase, producing glorious "quack" and expressive push in the upper midrange. The bridge pickup is exceptionally thick, with excellent punch and a vocal high end, lending itself to soaring single-note runs with gobs of harmonic content.

The Wildwood Staff is honored to present this vintage treasure to our exceptional customers, and we invite you to take it for a spin and discover the magic of a vintage late '50s Gibson instrument.

Condition of Instrument

This guitar is in wonderful condition overall, and it shows many years' worth of honest playwear. It is all original, and it has tons of vibe and soul. The frets are in good shape considering that it's a fretless wonder, and they have many more years of play left in them. it still has its original double-black PAF pickups that have that unmistakable tone that formed the backbone of countless classic albums by our favorite artists. There is typical light tarnishing on pickups and tremolo as you would expect from an instrument of this age. It looks like the original nut has never been removed, as there is original lacquer in the slot between the fretboard and the nylon nut. It has never but cut out or removed for any reason. We have black lighted this guitar to see if there have been any repairs or overspray, and we found nothing. It comes with its original Gibson Black pebble hardshell case. If you've ever wanted a clean vintage Custom with more mojo than you can shake a stick at, this serial may very well be your holy grail


Brand Used
Model1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom
Finish ColorEbony
Weight10.60 lbs
Top WoodMahogany
Body WoodMahogany
Neck Wood1-Piece Mahogany
Neck ShapeStock
Neck Dimensions.870 1st - .990 12th
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysPearl Block
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
BindingMulti-ply White/Black Binding on Top and Back
Pickups3 PAF’s
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Selector Switch
CaseGibson Pebble Custom Hardshell

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Serial Number: 90463

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