A New Breed

Wildwoodians, we are proud to present you with the first run of Murphy-Aged Wildwood Spec '59 Les Paul with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboards! Yes, you heard me right: this is a Custom Shop Les Paul with a genuine Brazilian board and a finish aged by the legend himself, Tom Murphy. In other words, it's as close as you can get to a real '59 without spending six figures or inventing a time machine. We are honored to showcase such an incredible instrument, and we know that the lucky Les Paul fanatic who gets to take it home will find endless inspiration in its vintage sound and feel.

The Legend Returns

Tom Murphy is a legend in our industry. Over the years, Tom's relentless dedication to replicating the magic of vintage instruments has made him an authority in the guitar world, and all you need to do is look at his list of clients to see proof of his skills. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh of the Eagles, Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton have all called on Tom to apply his signature magic to their guitars.

So, when our friends at Gibson offered us the opportunity to join such an illustrious list of collaborators, we simply couldn't resist. Now, after months of careful preparation and development, Wildwood Guitars and the Gibson Custom Shop are proud to unveil the Wildwood Spec by Tom Murphy Les Paul Standard Series.

You can see Tom's passion, artistic flair and eye for detail in the historically-accurate plastics, historic serial numbers and stunning Murphy-Burst finishes that grace each one of these guitars, but their appeal goes far beyond the tangible aspects of guitar design. Tom Murphy has imbued these guitars with a vintage mojo that is hard to quantify but impossible to miss. His talent and dedication practically seep through every pore of the wood, and the resulting instruments are some of the most accurate Burst recreations we have EVER played.

The Magic is in the Details

The Wildwood Spec by Tom Murphy Les Paul Standards are so much more than meets the eye. We began by hand-selecting premium maple tops and Indian Rosewood fingerboards, and we carefully matched them to give each instrument its own unique visual aesthetic. Then, Tom did the rest with his wizard’s touch. He painted each and every one of these instruments completely by hand, and they also feature his ultra-accurate top carve, hand-stamped hangtags, all-hide glue construction, and reinforced metal jack plates. To complete the package, each of these Les Pauls features our proprietary Wildwood Spec Custombucker pickups, which we believe offer the ultimate vintage PAF sound. These phenomenal instruments have been personally crafted to look and sound as authentic as humanly possible, and we believe this dedication to the details is why they capture the mojo of our favorite vintage Les Pauls with such jaw-dropping precision.

More Options Than Ever


Of course, we couldn’t stop with just one finish or just one tribute to just one year of production. We are proud to offer reissues of the Les Paul’s 1958, 1959 and 1960 incarnations, because we couldn’t bring ourselves to pick just one model to celebrate! Additionally, we worked directly with Tom to develop three stunning finishes: a Murphy Sunburst, a Murphy Teaburst, and a Murphy Lemonburst, each of which features a meticulous replication of a UV fade out of a traditional sunburst. Wildwood Guitars is honored to offer these exceptional instruments to our exceptional customers in both gloss and aged finishes for a total of six distinctive looks.

Any guitar that Tom Murphy touches usually leaves the Wildwood team in total shock and awe, but these guitars have exceeded our lofty expectations. They've left our jaws stuck firmly on the floor ever since the moment we unboxed them. They’ve blown us away in every way imaginable, and we are proud to present the next chapter of Tom Murphy’s artistry: The Wildwood Spec by Tom Murphy Les Paul Standard.

Specifications:

Brand Gibson Custom Shop
ModelWildwood Spec by Tom Murphy 1959 Les Paul Standard
Finish ColorHand-Painted Murphy Sunburst
Weight8.77 lbs.
Top WoodHand-selected 2-Piece Figured Maple attached with Hot Hide Glue
Body WoodLightweight Solid Mahogany
Neck Wood1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
Neck Shape'50s Rounded Tom Murphy "C"
Neck Dimensions.870 1st - .990 12th
FingerboardBrazilian Rosewood attached with Hot Hide Glue
Fingerboard Radius12"
InlaysCellulose Trapezoids
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Frets22
BindingSingle-Ply Cream on Top and Hand-Filed Rolled Fingerboard Binding
Pickups2 Custom Buckers wound to Wildwood Spec
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
HardwareNickel
BridgeABR-1
TailpieceLightweight Aluminum Stopbar
TunersKluson "Deluxe"
Unique FeaturesVintage Accurate Plastic Parts
CaseGibson Custom Hardshell
COAYes

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

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