During the early 80’s Gibson responded to increasing requests to supply instruments that attained mythical status; Les Paul’s they’d built in the 1950’s. After more than 30 years of perpetual ‘R & D’ Gibson announced their iconic True Historic guitars in 2015. A labour of love resulting in the most accurate recreation of guitars that shaped history.
One of the exalted 800, our ‘True Historic R9’ is simply the finest Les Paul ’59 Reissue we’ve ever encountered. Its components and execution are exemplary creating a cohesive result that elevate this breath-taking instrument to another level.
Those fortunate enough to experience a ‘True Historic’ ‘59 recognise the intoxicating natural tonality and ethereal quality placing them firmly at the apex of all modern Les Paul's.
Irrespective of value or collect-ability, this ‘R9’ is too seductive to sit in its case - it embodies 60 years of inspiration.
This superb example is in excellent condition with only very light signs of use. Critically it has minor belt marks on the back that can only seen with scrutiny under certain lighting. It is totally original with no modification or customisation and is complete with its original Lifton style case, swing tags and Brown Book Certificate of Authentication.
Weight 3.85 kgs / 8.5 lbs