Sonic Evaluation

WHAM! This '59 Historic reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop hits you like a nine-pound hammer made of sparkles. It's full and rich, with deep chocolate-y lows and broad, sonorous midrange. However, its high end is quite sparkly and lush, with lots of bell-like note bloom and chime. It's quite a nice contrast, and I found myself happily strumming away on open chords and engaging in AC/DC-esque riffage. Guitars this resonant make playing simple things a joy, because they make an E power chord sound like more than an E power chord--does that make sense? Lead players need not fear, however, because this monstrous resonance also gives single notes and double stops tremendous girth and weight. The contrast between the warmer lows and sparklier highs is quite delightful, and it makes for a remarkably expressive playing experience. Any Gibson aficionado seeking a rich, thick-sounding Les Paul will love this serial!

Condition Report

This guitar looks like it has hardly been played! There are no real signs of play wear. All factory paperwork, vintage reissue strap, cable and hardshell case are included. It has Bumblebee caps installed. Original bought from Wildwood Guitars! No COA due to Gibson not issuing these till later.


Brand Used
ModelGibson Historic 2000 1959 Les Paul
Finish ColorIced Tea
Weight8.93 lbs
Top WoodCarved Figured Maple
Body WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Shape1959 Shape
Neck Dimensions.880 1st - .970 12th
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysCellulose Trapezoids
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
HeadstockHolly Veneer
BindingSingle-Ply Cream on Top and Neck
Pickups'57 Classics
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way
TailpieceLightweight Aluminum Stopbar
CaseGibson Brown Lifton Hardshell Case

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Serial Number: 90514

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