The Gibson Custom Shop recreated the 1959 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul used by Duane Allman in a two-version limited edition.
Gibson explains that after extensive research with musician and historian Lee Roy Parnell, they came to the conclusion that Allman’s most recorded guitar was the 1959 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul, and decided to recreate it in Aged and VOS versions, each limited to 150 guitars.
- Figured maple top
- Mahogany back and sides
- Cream bindings
- Set-in mahogany neck with maple spline and the artist’s original shape
- Rosewood fingerboard, 12" radius and trapezoid inlays
- Nut width: 1.687"
- Schaller Double Band tuners, 12:01 ratio
- Brass saddle ABR-1 bridge and aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece
- 2 Custom Bucker Alnico III pickups
- 2 volume and 2 tone knobs, 3-way pickup switch
- Nitrocellulose VOS or Aged Lemon Burst finish, Cherry back
- Includes a Custom shop hardshell, certificate of authenticity, “Peacock” Shirt inspired dust cover, USB drive with video documentary of the history of the guitar by Lee Roy Parnell and extra plastic back plate. The Aged version also includes a glass slide.
MSRP is $15 527 for the Aged version and $10 821 for the VOS LP. Visit www.gibson.com for further details.
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