Collector's Choice #24 1959 Les Paul aka "Nicky" Collector's Choice
Collector's Choice #24 1959 Les Paul aka "Nicky" follows the Collector's Choice series ethos in bringing to life the favorite original '59 Burst of collector Charles Daughtry, while stepping it all up to an unprecedented new level of fanaticism for 2015 thanks to the new True Historic specifications, representing Gibson's most dedicated efforts yet to perfectly re-create the look, feel and tone of original vintage Les Pauls. Distinct details such as a hand-matched lightly figured maple top, double-pass dish and neck carve taken from scans of the original, aged period-correct appointments taken from molecular-level analysis of the originals, an Historic truss rod, accurately measured and reproduced PAF humbuckers, and a deliciously faded wet-sanded thin-lacquer Lemonburst finish on a carefully hand-aged guitar make this an amazing opportunity for player and collector alike.
Wow—just WOW. Hands down, the best '59 reissue, yet. Close your eyes and the feel, playability and SOUND will having you believing that you're playing and hearing a 1959 Sunburst Les Paul. Now, open them, and you'll still be convinced this is the real deal! Looks, sounds and plays better more than a few original Bursts that we've had/played. This guitar truly captures what makes the original Sunbursts Les Pauls so highly sought-after and legendary. It's NOT just hype!