Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #15 Greg Martin '58 Les Paul Electric GuitarProduct #J02869 Gibson Custom J02869 AAG Solid Body Electric Guitars https://www.esnapw.com/rses/ESnapServlet?MerchantNumberSent=63655
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A limited run of up to 300 hand-aged and meticulously crafted guitars based on the Kentucky Headhunters lead guitarist's favorite axe.
Played on countless gigs and recording sessions, Collectorâs Choice #15 Greg Martin 1958 Les Paul is an astounding re-creation of the original 1958 Les Paul thatâs been the main squeeze of Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Greg Martin since the bandâs early days. As such, it is a familiar voice among the most exalted tones in music today, and an unparalleled inspiration for a brilliantly crafted reproduction of a Les Paul thatâs flush with character in its tone, feel, and aesthetic. From the luscious, road-tested look of its faded âdirty lemonâ finish, to the big, bold tone from a robust pairing of PAF pickups that Greg has woven into a Grammy Award-winning career, Collectorâs Choice #15 is an exceptional guitar in every senseâand by any standard.
The full achievement of this detailed recreation arrives courtesy of Gibson Customâs intimate and painstaking analysis of the original guitar, with close cooperation from Greg Martin himself. The distinct, individual details that reflect this guitarâs unique character include the precise neck shape (a rounded, but not overly clubby, â58 profile that has been scanned and duplicated for an exact match); the precise top carve, along with precise renditions of every critical angle and curve; and to capture that essential burst tone, Gibsonâs pickup specialists have performed exhaustive testing of the originals to design a pair of custom-wound Custom Bucker PAF reproductions (with Alnico III magnets) that capture every nuance of these classic pickups.
In addition to essentially cloning the full aesthetic and sonic glory of this pristine Les Paul, Collectorâs Choice #15, like all 2013 Gibson Custom reissues, also features Gibson Customâs 20th Anniversary Historic Specifications, which bring the Custom Shop reproductions closer to the real thing than ever before. These specifications, introduced for 2013, include a single-layer rosewood fingerboard, hot hide glue neck joint, accurate fingerboard and body binding color, historically accurate truss rod assembly, and genuine aniline dye, specially mixed to produce the correct color, on the guitar's back, neck, and sides.
Further period-correct details grace the neckâs nylon 6/6 nut, holly headstock face with pearl Gibson logo, reissue Kluson Deluxe green-key tuners, ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, reproduction Bumble Bee tone caps, and more.
All this deep technical and artistic expertise comes together in a guitar that presents a rare opportunity for the Les Paul player or collector, and will be produced only in a very limited run of up to 300 hand-aged and meticulously crafted instruments. Qualifying materials will ultimately determine the size of the run, so reserve this piece of history now at your authorized Gibson Custom dealer.
Body and Neck
The body of Collectorâs Choice #15 Greg Martin 1958 Les Paul is made from a single piece of solid, lightweight mahogany topped with a lightly figured, hand-selected maple top that emulates the look of the original guitar. The neck is made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and carved to the precise â58 profile taken from exact measurement of the original guitar. It is topped with a one-piece rosewood fretboard with aged cellulose trapezoid inlays.
Pickups and Electronics
The original PAF humbucking pickups are a crucial part of the âburst toneâ in any original late-â50s Les Paul. To make the pickups loaded into Collectorâs Choice #15 Greg Martin 1958 Les Paul as authentic as possible, Gibson Custom carefully studied and measured every intricate spec of the originals, to replicate them as a pair of Custom Buckers. Made with Alnico III magnets, with coils scatter-wound to accurate specs and wax potted, these are as close as youâll come to the real thing. Theyâre followed by the traditional control knob complement and three-way switch, with âbumble beeâ tone capacitors.
Period-correct hardware graces the Collectorâs Choice #15, including reissue Kluson Deluxe âgreen-keyâ tuners, an ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, all nickel plated. The binding is all the accurate vintage color, as are the pickup rings and pickguard, and the guitar carries a traditional black/white âbellâ truss rod cover.
Cases & Coverage
Each guitar will include a silkscreened brown Custom Shop hardshell case and ownerâs manual, a Custom Shop Collectorâs Choice #15 leather-bound trifold Certificate of Authenticity, and is backed by Gibson Customâs Limited Lifetime Warranty with 24/7/365 Customer Service.
Gibson Customâs Collectorâs Choice Series
Gibson Customâs Collectorâs Choice Series allows players around the world to experience the precise look, feel and tone of some of the rarest guitars in history. Through unfettered hands-on access to specific vintage Les Pauls, Gibson Custom is able to capture and reproduce the characteristics of these prized originals in amazing detail: neck shape, dish carve, finish, aging, and toneâto name just a few essential elements. All are re-created with stunning accuracy and workmanship. The process is breathtaking on any occasion, but when the instrument in question is owned and played by a globally recognized artist, our excitement at offering it in the growing Collectorâs Choice catalog takes on an added dimension.
- Top: Lightly Figured Maple
- Back: 1-Piece Mahogany
- Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
- Species: Genuine Mahogany Neck with a Maple Spline
- Profile: â58 Profile
- Truss Rod: Vintage Truss Rod Assembly
- Joint Angle: 4Â° (+/- 15 seconds)
- Joint: Mortise & Tenon
- Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
- Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
- Species: Rosewood
- Radius: 12"
- Binding: .Single-ply Cream
- Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid Inlays
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
- Material: Nylon
- Width: 1.687
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Inlay: Holly Headstock with 'Gibson' Pearl Logo
- Truss Rod: Cover Reissue
- Angle: 17 Degrees
- Model: Kluson Deluxe Green Key
- Tuning Ratio: 12:01
- Plating: Nickel
- Type: ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic
- Plating: Nickel
- Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
- Plating: Nickel
- Pickguard: Reissue Cream
- Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
- Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
- Control Plate: Cover Black
- Strings: .010 - .046
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum Gibson End Pins
- Neck Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
- Bridge Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
- Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
- Capacitors: Bumble Bee
- Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
- Output Jack: Traditional Â¼"
- Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Whether you're a collector or player, this is a worthy addition to any arsenal. Order today before they're all gone!