A 2010 Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice #1 Melvyn Franks 1959 Les Paul VOS with Faded Sunburst finish.  From a limited series of 300 guitars in VOS finish, this guitar is a reproduction of the 1959 Les Paul Standard that once belonged to Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, and later to guitar powerhouse Gary Moore.  Melvyn Franks purchased the guitar from Moore.  The guitar is now owned and played by Kirk Hammett of Metallica.  That's quite a heritage.  Now you can own this stunning reproduction for a fraction of what the real '59 Burst would cost.  What are you waiting for?

In excellent condition and freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, so it's totally dialed in.  Check out the specs below for more information.  Feel free to call us for an in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have before making a buying choice.  This guitar will thrill any Gibson Les Paul aficionado with its authenticity and craftsmanship.  A true Lifetime Guitar.


Sperzel Non-Locking Tuners

1 11/16" Nylon Nut

Mahogany Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

Bound Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Trapezoid Inlays and 12" Radius

Gibson Burst Bucker Pickups

Original Mis-Matched Control Knobs

Factory Out of Phase Setting in Middle Position

Aged Nickel ABR and Stoptail

Faded Sunburst Flamed Maple Top on 1-Piece Mahogany Body

Weight 9 lbs 1 oz

Original Hard Shell Case

Serial Number CC01V186

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Listed9 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Custom Shop Collector's Choice #1 Melvyn Franks '59 Les Paul Standard Reissue
  • 2010
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Model Sub-Family
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Shape
  • Single Cutaway
Model Family
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
  • Melvyn Franks
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Finish Features
  • Relic
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Color Family
  • Yellow
Wood Top Style
  • Flamed
Number of Frets
  • 22

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