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Gibson Custom Shop Collector’s Choice Number 16 1959 Les Paul “Redeye”

Collector’s Choice Number 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 recreate. A limited run of up to 300 guitars will be built. Here are the details: King's Burst/Cherry Sunburst finish, Serial number CC16A-206, Figured Maple top, One piece Mahogany body, Aniline Dye used on the body and neck, Accurate vintage color fingerboard and body binding that is a darker Cream to match the original 50’s era binding, Hide Glue neck fit, Single layer Rosewood fingerboard, New Historic truss rod assembly without the tube surround, Zebra Burst Bucker #3 bridge and neck pickups with Alnico III magnets, ABR-1 bridge with lightweight Aluminum stopbar tailpiece, Bumble Bee tone caps, Kluson “Deluxe” Green tuning keys, 8.6 pounds, With hardshell case

Condition: New

Item Code: CC16A206

Minimum Advertised Price $7,998.00

 

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