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Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #16 Ed King 1959 Les Paul "Redeye" Kingburst
Item: GBLP59CC16SBNH148

Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #16 Ed King 1959 Les Paul "Redeye" Kingburst

Item: GBLP59CC16SBNH148

Collector’s Choice™ #16 is the long-time sidekick of Ed King, co-writer of the southern-rock classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” and has been played on countless gigs and recording sessions through Ed’s work with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock. When Ed agreed to work with Gibson Custom to recreate his Collector’s Choice Les Paul, the team was taken initially by the beautiful, well-preserved look of the guitar. “The top on this thing is crazy, and its condition is actually quite incredible,” said Edwin Wilson, Gibson Custom Historic Manager. Once we plugged it in, though, the rare mix of feel and tone that lay beneath the surface proved this guitar as well-rounded an example of a rare ’59 burst as we have ever had the pleasure to re-create.to recreate.

In addition to embodying the full aesthetic and sonic glory of this pristine Les Paul, Collector’s Choice™ #16, like all 2013 Gibson Custom reissues, also features Gibson Custom’s 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 red dye for the guitar’s back, neck, and sides. Further period-correct details include the neck’s 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 of this comes together in a guitar that presents a rare opportunity for the Les Paul player or collector, and will be produced in a very limited run of up to 300 hand-aged and meticulously crafted instruments.

Serial# CC16 A 148 

Weight 8lbs 5.5oz

Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #16 Ed King 1959 Les Paul "Redeye" Kingburst Features:

  • Aged Dirty Lemon Finish with Kingburst Pattern
  • Limited Production of 300 Worldwide 
  • Hand-Selected Eastern Maple Top
  • 1-Piece Lightweight Genuine Mahogany Body
  • 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany Neck
  • Custom Profile Neck Shape
  • 1-Piece Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • "Original Style" Cellulose Trapezoid Inlays
  • 24-3/4" Scale Lenth
  • Custom Wound Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Nickel Hardware
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Historic "Vintage" Aniline Dye Back and Sides


  • Gibson Brown Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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