Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul Reissue M2M #04996

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  • Serial Number: #04996
  • Includes Fitted Gibson Custom Shop Hard Case
  • Hand Made In The Gibson Custom Shop
  • Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit For Better Tonal Transfer From Neck To Body
  • Aniline Dye Just Like The 50's Bursts

Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul Reissue M2M #04996

The Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar faithfully recreates the original model from its era. Its Carved Mahogany body is topped with high quality Flamed Maple and given a stunning antique sunburst finish to deliver visually stunning aesthetics. This unique model features hand-crafted beauty, authentic vintage Gibson tone and historically accurate appointments, helping to ensure a vintage playing experience with the feel of an original 1960's Les Paul. A set of Gibson?s custom buckers produce the legendary Les Paul tone that seasoned players will recognise instantly. The Gibson is designed with reissue Kluson deluxe tuners, an ARB bridge with an aluminium tailpiece, and cr me binding on the neck and body. Also featuring a solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and traditional cellulose trapezoid inlays, the 1960 Gibson reissue is a must have guitar for any Les Paul enthusiast.

Product Ref: 76466

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Birth of the Burst Finish

Throughout the '50s the Les Paul guitar had already enjoyed several modifications including the introduction of a tune-o-matic bridge in 1956 and humbucking pickups in 1957. However, sales were slowing and Gibson's president Ted McCarty blamed the model's flashy Goldtop finish. So, in 1958 an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish was released along with a bookmatched two-piece carved Maple top, which proved to be hugely popular. The VOS (Vintage Original Spec) finish on this Gibson guitar is a perfect example of the faded appearance of those vintage burst models, providing each instrument with its own distinctive look and character.

Classic Les Paul Features

The Gibson Custom Les Paul Standard Historic features a solid Mahogany body which blends depth and richness with the clarity and warmth of the figured Maple top. The 1-piece Mahogany neck retains the chunky yet smooth 1960 Les Paul profile which combines with the traditional long-tenon neck joint to enhance both sustain and resonance while also ensuring comfortable playability. The Gibson Custom Les Paul also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary specifications which include a one-piece Indian Rosewood fingerboard, reissue Kluson deluxe tuners, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic truss rod assembly with no tubing, 50's cream body and neck binding, and period-correct Aniline Dye beneath the nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Custom Buckers

The Custom Shop Gibson is fitted with a set of custom-made buckers, designed with mismatching coil wounds and built to mimic original PAFs, the pickups provide an incredible amount of output that’s recognisable to its era. Built with genuine Alnico III magnets for an outstanding blend of smoothness and clarity, the neck pickup offers a slightly warmer and more sharp tone than the bridge, perfect for leads and soloing. With a 3-way selector for switching between rhythm and treble, or running them both together, the Gibson also features individual controls for the buckers volume and tone.


  • Gibson Hardshell Case
  • "Custom Bucker" pickups for PAF-style chime, bite and growl
  • Vintage Original Spec (VOS) Finish with Contrasting Mahogany Back
  • Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit ensures optimum resonance and sustain
  • Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
  • Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads
  • High Quality Rosewood Fingerboard for an authentic playing feel
  • One piece genuine Mahogany neck with accurate playing feel
  • Flamed Maple Top Create Unique and Stunning Aesthetic


Body & Bridge

  • Top: Flamed Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Binding: Cream
  • Contour: Original 1960 Les Paul
  • Bridge: ABR w/ Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminium
  • Construction: Set-Neck
  • Finish: Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck:Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Cream
  • Profile: 1960 Les Paul
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Truss Rod: Historic Reissue-No Tubing
  • Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
  • Side Dots: Tortoise Shell

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker
  • Controls: 2 x Volume/2 x Tone/3-Way Switch
  • Tuning Machines: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Double Band
  • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminium
  • Pickguard: Crème
  • Truss Rod Cover: True Historic
  • Knobs: True Historic Gold Top Hats
  • Case: Brown Reissue Les Paul w/ Pink Fur Lining