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Gibson Unveils 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard

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Gibson Unveils 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard
Nashville, TN (February 3, 2010) -- Gibson is kicking off 2010 by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the last year of "Holy Grail" Les Pauls, 1960, with new Custom Shop recreations.


There are three versions of the guitar being released with slightly different features to represent the production variation from that year.

Version 1 features a 1-piece mahogany neck with "1959 rounded" profile, Gold Top Hat knobs, Vintage Tulip tuners and either Heritage Cherry Sunburst or Heritage Dark Burst finish.

Version 2 features a 1-piece mahogany neck with 1960s (.8/.925) profile, Gold Top Hat knobs, Vintage Tulip tuners and either Sunset Tea Burst or Light Iced Tea Burst finish.

Version 3 features a 1-piece mahogany neck with a 1960 Thin Taper (.790, .865) profile, Gold Top Hat knobs with silver inserts, Vintage Tulip (Double Band) tuners and Cherry Burst finish.

All versions have a non-chambered mahogany body with carved maple top, rosewood fingerboard with aged acrylic trapezoid inlay, Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups mounted with slotted screws, and a Tune-o-Matic ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The guitar comes with a black/maroon hardshell case and Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

All of the models carry an MSRP of $8504.

For more information:
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