This Used Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Collector's Choice in Blackburst electric guitar is in on trade and in great shape. It is a 2015 Collectors Choice or CC model, with a Black Finish over a Vintage Cherry Burst Finish. Many people know that Fender did this back in the day to fill orders. Well, so did Gibson on occasion. Originally priced at $8299.
The Story behind this Collector's Choice Edition from Gibson... In 1960, at the request of its original owner, Gibson did what would be unthinkable today; they painted an Ebony finish over a beautiful Sunburst Les Paul. At the time however, the motivation for this odd special order was simple, as the player placing it couldn’t afford the higher cost of a Les Paul Custom but had fallen in love with the shiny Black nitrocellulose finish. Over time, evidence of what lies beneath the factory-applied Ebony finish began to present itself and a very sought after 1960 Les Paul was in the making. Today, a guitar known as “Blackburst” resides in a private collection.
To celebrate this exceptional guitar, Gibson Custom is pleased to offer a very limited run of the "Blackburst". Each guitar comes with a before photo, showing the original Burst finish and top underneath the Ebony. A Collector's Choice COA is also included.
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