Gibson Custom Shop Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard Sunburst Aged

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Limited Edition of 100 worldwide

Chicago Music Exchange is proud to bring you a very special collaboration between Rockford's very own Rick Nielsen and The Gibson Custom Shop. We have received five of these masterfully crafted and aged Rick Nielsen Les Pauls. This is truly a one of a kind opportunity to own a special piece of Rock N Roll History!

Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard Aged  

Gibson Custom is excited to release the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard, original serial number 9 0655, a replica based on Rick’s original, serial number 9 0655. Rick and the original have been together for over 25 years, since the charismatic guitarist of mega-band Cheap Trick added the guitar to his vast collection.  Unlike most of Rick’s collection however, his original ’59 has become a constant stage and studio companion. Rick even travels with it today, much to the dismay of his touring crew who are quick to point out that the majority of the band’s insurance rider costs on tour are used to cover Rick’s rather valuable original ’59. Gibson Custom worked very closely with Rick to create a replica so convincing that he intends to retire the original, having now put the prototype and its standard side-by-side and found it to be worthy to take the original’s place in his tour arsenal.  The Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard is being offered in a run of 100 Aged LPs.  All versions of the guitar are rendered to True Historic specifications and are, of course, hand-crafted based on digital scans of Rick’s original so that the neck shape and dish carve are precisely replicated.

SPECS: Top: 2 piece figured maple top
Back: 1 Piece genuine mahogany
Neck wood: 1 piece Indian rosewood
Nut: Nylon
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Inlays: Cellulose trapezoid
Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker, True Historic Covers
Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker, True Historic Covers 
Hardware: Aged Nickel 
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe Single Band
Bridge: ABR-1 
Case: Hardshell case

    Chicago Music Exchange is an authorized online Gibson dealer. This guitar comes with manufacturer warranty.

    *Tops and finshes may vary slightly

    Product Specs

    Brand New (New)
    Custom Shop Collector's Choice Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard
    Solid Body
    Made In
    United States
    Number of Strings
    6 String
    Right / Left Handed
    Right Handed
    Body Shape
    Single Cutaway
    Body Type
    Solid Body


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    Joined Oct 2012
    Chicago, IL, United States


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    Chicago, IL, United States
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