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Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark 2013 Ltd 3-Pickup 1959 Les Paul Gloss Lemon Burst

Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark 2013 Ltd 3-Pickup 1959 Les Paul Gloss Lemon Burst


The 1959 3 pickup Les Paul is part of our 2013 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 to the Custom wound pickups and combined with features that you just won't see anywhere else.

The simple yet dramatic changes have elevated this year’s Historic Reissue to the "one to have" status. The Custom Bucker pickups have been rewound to our spec to give it the closest reproduction of that classic "59 sound to date. The 3 Custom wound pickups have 3 separate volume controls and a master tone control. There is also a split coil push/pull pot to make the middle pickup single coil for even more versatility. Gibson is using 1-piece  dark rosewood fingerboards just as they did in '59. The mahogany body and neck are stained with aniline dye as the original was to give them the richest and deepest color and grain detail while allowing the body's resonance to increase. The neck is now fitted with hide-glue which will help with resonance as well. The  Kluson “Deluxe” tuners have been redesigned to be the most accurate reproductions yet. The body binding has been accurately darkened for more of a correct vintage look.

Serial# 9 3517

Weight 9lbs

Model Year 2013

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 Gibsons 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 2013 Ltd 3-Pickup 1959 Les Paul Gloss Lemon Burst Features:

  • Lemon Burst Gloss Finish
  • Aniline Dyed Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • One-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
  • Hide Glue Neck-Fit
  • 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
  • Three Under-Wound Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Individual Volume Controls with Master Tone
  • Control, Push/Pull to Coil-Tap Middle Pickup
  • Kluson Deluxe Green Key Tuners
  • Nickel Hardware


  • Gibson Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

List price: $8,919.00

Price: $5,295.00

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