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Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast"

Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast"


Gibson's Custom Shop has certainly found one of the greatest '59 Les Pauls for Collectors Choice #8 to re-create. The Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #8 is the spittin' image of Bernie Marsden 1959 Les Paul. Every detail, right down to its aged and worn finish, which has turned to a great looking faded lemon burst over a hand-selected flamed Eastern maple top. Like all 2013 Historic Les Pauls, Gibson Custom makes sure to use the Aniline dye finish on the Grade-A mahogany back and sides to give it that accurate coloring, hot hide glue neck joint, accurate fingerboard and body binding color, historically accurate truss rod assembly and hot hide glue neck joint. The 50's style rounded neck profile has a solid rosewood fingerboard with exact reissue trapezoid inlays. The latest in the series—Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” has toured the stages and studios of the world in the hands of a legendary rocker. British guitarist Bernie Marsden is one of rock’s true road warriors. As a founding member of Whitesnake and guitarist with several other bands, projects, and notable solo artists, Bernie has laid down some of rock’s hottest riffs for more than five decades, and his prized 1959 Les Paul, serial number 9–1914, has been there through it all. Through the collaboration between the craftspeople at Gibson Custom and the generous cooperation of owner/artist Bernie Marsden himself, this hallowed ’Burst now comes to life in a strictly Limited Edition with a maximum of 300 guitars, all representing every detail of this road-tested veteran, from its faded “Dirty Lemon” finish, to its patina and playing wear—and most of all, its feel and tone.

For player’s and collector’s seeking the look, feel, and tone of an exceptional original 1959 Les Paul Model guitar played and loved by a respected artist, Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” represents a rare opportunity.

Serial# CC 08A 268 

Weight 8lbs 4oz.

Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice #8 1959 Les Paul "The Beast" Features:

  • Aged "Dirty Lemon Finish
  • Historic "Vintage" Aniline Dye Back and Sides
  • Hand-Selected Eastern Maple Top
  • Lightweight Genuine Mahogany Body
  • 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany Neck with CC#8 50's Rounded Neck Profile
  • 1-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
  • 24-3/4" Scale Length
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • Tortoise Side Dots
  • "Original Style" Cellulose Trapezoid Inlays
  • Burstbucker 3 Bridge Humbucker,
  • Burstbucker 2 Neck Humbucker
  • Vintage Single-Band Green Key Tuners
  • ABR-1 Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Nickel Hardware
  • Aged Finish and Hardware


  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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