Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Lemon Burst Ultra Heavy Aged (Serial #941732)

$ 10699.00

Gibson Custom Shop’s new Murphy Lab has one purpose: to take expert aging artist Tom Murphy’s proprietary techniques to the next level. Here, Tom and his personally trained team of artists use cutting-edge technology and Tom’s own processes, developed over years of careful testing, to produce perfect replicas of golden-age Gibsons, each dressed with Tom’s brand of authentic, hand-applied playwear, and scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer, identical to that which the brand used in the 1950s and 1960s. Each Murphy Lab model corresponds to one of four distinct aging levels and features extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look.

Gibson Custom Shop’s 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is not just a tribute to the priceless original models — it’s a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail. It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop’s expert team — a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans. It’s the definition of cool, and it’s the best representation of the 1959 Les Paul Standard since the Gibson Custom Shop began making Historic Reissues over twenty-five years ago. It features Heavy Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

General:
Brand Name: Gibson
Case Type: Hardshell Case
Hardware Color: Nickel
Made in: Made in the USA
Product Color: Lemon Burst
Relic or Aging Level: Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged
Serial Number: 941732
Series: Gibson Custom Shop Historic

Body:
Body Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: 1-Piece Light Mahogany
Body Shape: Les Paul
Top Material: 2-Piece Figured Maple

Neck:
Fingerboard Inlay: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoids
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay or Decal: Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo and Les Paul Model Silkscreen
Neck Binding: Cream
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic ’59 Medium C
Number of Frets: 22 Frets
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.69″ (42.85mm)
Truss Rod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube

Electronics:
Bridge Pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico III Unpotted
Controls and Switching: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Switch
Electronics Notes: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers and Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Neck Pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico III Unpotted

Hardware:
Bridge: ABR-1
Fret Wire: Historic Medium Jumbo
Knobs: Gold Butyrate Top Hat
Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Creme
Saddle Material: Nickel Plated Brass
Switch Cap: Amber Catalin
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply Black
Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line Single Ring