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Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2014 Limited Run 1960 Heavy Aged Les Paul

Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2014 Limited Run 1960 Heavy Aged Les Paul


The 1960 Handpicked Heavy Aged Les Paul is part of our Benchmark Limited Run Guitars that we commissioned the Gibson Custom Shop to produce. These are guitars that are designed to be the very best of the best. From the hand selected wood, the masterful aging to the Custom wound pickups and combined with features that you just won't see anywhere else.

We started by attempting to get the pickups to closely resemble the tone of what some of our favorite "PAF" guitars sound like now. By under winding Gibson's new Custom Bucker pickup to a specified spec and comparing it to other guitars with original "PAF" pickups Gibson has brought back the clarity and sweet high end that everyone has been searching for. We also suggested using the TonePros long studs and posts which will give a bit more sustain to this already beautifully sounding guitar. This 1960 Les Paul has an amazing looking highly figured hand selected maple top with aging that will make you feel like you have played this guitar for over 50 years. We specified the "Western Desert Fade" finish on this guitar to give it the timeless and classic appearance.

Along with all the new features such as 1-piece dark rosewood fingerboards, the aniline dye stained mahogany body and neck, hide-glue fitted neck and fingerboard and redesigned period correct Kluson “Deluxe” tuners Gibson Custom has delivered the new "Standard" in Les Pauls.

Serial # 0 4515

Weight  8lbs 6.5oz.

What is a Gibson Custom Benchmark dealer, you ask? There is now a very small and exclusive group of authorized Gibson Custom dealers that happen to be experts in the field of Gibson Custom and vintage guitars. Collectively, we represent over 150 years of combined experience in the vintage and rare Gibson guitar market. We collaborate with the Gibson Custom crafts people to produce distinct and rare limited edition guitars like you see here. Rainbow Guitars is proud to be one of these rare dealers. Gibson Custom recognizes the Benchmark dealers as a unique and valuable resource by inviting us into the design process, where Gibson relies on our hands-on experience to help them create exceptional guitars based on our many years of holding and playing some of the most rare and desirable Gibson's in their long history as a company.

As a Benchmark dealer, we have direct access to the Gibson Custom factory and builders, and we hand select materials and instruments to insure the highest standards of quality. As a result, we offer a complete Gibson fan experience through a wide selection of Gibson Custom product, unsurpassed expertise and service that extends above and beyond the ordinary. These instruments are part of very limited runs that are not available outside the Benchmark circle.

Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Collection 2014 Limited Run 1960 Heavy Aged Les Paul Features:

  • Western Desert Fade Heavy Aged Finish
  • Aniline Dyed Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • Version 2 Profile Mahogany Neck
  • One-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
  • Hide Glue Neck-Fit and Fingerboard
  • Original Historic Truss Rod Sans "Tubing"
  • 24 ¾" Scale Length
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • 22 frets
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Stopbar Tailpiece
  • TonePros Long Posts and Studs
  • Under-Wound Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Kluson Deluxe Green Key Double-Band Tuners
  • Nickel Hardware


  • Gibson Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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