Sonic Evaluation

Wildwoodians, I invite you to feast your eyes on a truly magnificent Les Paul! This heavily-aged '59 Standard feels like your favorite worn-in pair of jeans, and it sounds like a Viking warlord felling a man with a single blow (forgive me for being impressionistic here--I fell in love with this guitar, and I fell hard). It definitely fits into the "Tele-on-steroids" category of Les Paul thanks to its snappiness, its clarity, and its bite. However, it has a bit of extra gristle and muscle that gives it more weight, power, and authority than normal for such a guitar.

If I were describing an underfed wolf, I'd use many of the same words I'd use to talk about the bridge pickup: biting, snarling, ripping, sinewy, and menacing, to name a few. The neck pickup is more like a mountain lion: still plenty toothy, but with plenty of extra power and weight. Despite all of this, it still sounds clear and focused, and it handled everything from jazz to punk to country with ease. Anyone searching for a clear, articulate Les Paul with elemental power beneath its strings will love this Lester!

Condition Report

This heavily-aged Custom Shop Les Paul has virtually no signs of play wear. And, it comes with an aged Lifton case and a certificate of authenticity from the Gibson Custom Shop.


Brand Used
Model1959 Les Paul Standard
Finish ColorDirty Lemon
Weight8.66 lbs.
Top Wood2-Piece Figured Maple
Body WoodSolid Mahogany
Neck Wood1-Piece Mahogany w/Long Tenon
Neck Dimensions.880 1st - .980 12th
FingerboardBrazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12"
InlaysCellulose Trapezoids
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
BindingSingle-Ply Cream on Top and Hand-Filed Rolled Fingerboard Binding
Pickups2 Custom Buckers
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Toggle
TailpieceLightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
TunersKluson Deluxe
CaseAged Lifton Gibson Case

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Serial Number: 98379

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