OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY!!! The ALLRIGHT NOW GUITAR AKA Paul Kossoff's "stripped" 59 Les Paul!!! SERIOUS VOODOO!!! AGED TO THE MAX, JUST LIKE THE REAL ONE (see last 2 pics showing "real" guitar)!!! This is a one-off. Gibson had a promotion for dealers called (Gibson Gallery's choice). The dealer sent Gibson photos of the the stripped 59 kossoff Les Paul!and Gibson made this guitar per a dealer's request.   Plays and sounds incredible, This guitar will bring out a player's new unfound creativity!!! Fantastic Carmelita neck with soft shoulders (can bend notes for days w/o fatigue) !!!  Minimal fret wear (see pic)!!! Super dark rosewood board!!! Love these CustomBuckers  great sounding guitar, killer bridge pickup lead tone. Overall the guitar is very organic sounding warm and woody with bite clarity and definition.  Gotta love the AGED CASE!!! All case candy plus extras  including the Gibson build sheet and an unopened copy of Guitar and Bass magazine with an in-depth article about Paul Kossoff's "stripped" 59 Les Paul!!  Player or non player, it doesn't matter this is an unbelievable piece to own!!!
The guitar weighs 8.625 lbs
Neck Dimensions 1st/12th frets .876/..969"
Pickup readings Br/Nk 7.87KK/7.89K

Steve Clarke authenticates vintage guitars for Bonham’s auction house and is also the author of the book Famous Frets, in which he traces in forensic detail the fate of some of rock’s most celebrated guitars, from Marc Bolan’s Les Paul to Pete Towshend’s Strats.

Steve is also a seasoned tech and guitar restoration expert and also has the distinction of being the only tech permitted to maintain Kossoff’s ‘Stripped Top’ 1959 Les Paul, which today belongs to an anonymous private collector.

“I’m as certain as I can be that the stripped ’Burst is actually the All Right Now guitar,” Steve says. “The first picture of Koss with that guitar that exists was taken on 6 or 7 April 1969,” he explains, referring to images of Kossoff playing live at the Golf-Drouot club in Paris.
When Fire And Water leapt into the Top 10 the following year, it was the ‘Stripped Top’ ’Burst that Kossoff used to play All Right Now on the BBC’s flagship music show, miming self-consciously before a studio crowd.

“He used the ‘Stripped Top’ ’Burst on Top Of The Pops in June 1970,” Steve says. “Then, again, at the Isle of Wight festival on 30 August that year, with half a million people watching, it’s also the stripped ’Burst he’s using. It was his favourite guitar without a doubt.”

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Custom Shop Special Order '59 Les Paul Standard Reissue
  • Natural
  • 2019
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Offset Body
  • No
Model Family
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson Custom Shop
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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