With it's ember-orange glowing center that bursts into a scarlet inferno at its edges, The Limited Edition Gibson 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul in Atlanta Burst is a stunning variant of cherry burst. This blaze of glory is a spot-on color representation of page 94 of the quintessential burst-lovers bible; Yasuhiko Iwandade's The Beauty of The Burst*.
The only major change to the Gibson Les Paul "Sunburst" in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter jumbo frets which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Green began to discover the fat, warm voice of the '59 Les Paul which they dubbed "Sunburst." This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Sunburst as the quintessential electric guitar in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.
Using a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and modern technology, the luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop painstakingly reproduce the key elements that define stunning, vintage looks, flawless playability, and incredible tone. Solid mahogany back, historically accurate long neck tenon for superior strength and sustain, period correct neck profiles, hardware and electronics, and 100% nitrocellulose lacquer are all part of this special Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul guitar.