Historic Makeovers are Gibson Historic Reissues "made over" the right way. They are the most accurate, most vintage correct Makeovers the world has ever seen. Historic Makeovers is committed to making your Historic Les Paul look and feel just like its beloved vintage brethren from 1959. From a newly reformulated yellow base coat right down to a custom-designed silk screen logo that is indistinguishable from vintage originals, every single detail has been re-examined and improved. They leave no stone unturned, no screw overlooked and nothing left to chance.
Historic Makeovers is the next best thing to owning a $300,000.00 original 1959 Les Paul guitar. With processes, originally developed by vintage guitar enthusiast Kim LaFleur, including top carves, neck resets, Royalite binding installation, case distressing and vintage-correct parts, Historic Makeovers is proud to be the gold standard in complete vintage makeovers.
This guitar started life as a 2009 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary Gold Book 1959 Les Paul. It was one of 500 built honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Les Paul, now it is a ONE OF A KIND! Having been sent to Historic Makeovers for the Real Deal Makeover, this guitar is now indistinguishable from a real 1959 Les Paul. The intricate spider web vintage checking is beautiful and so realistic making this guitar look like it's been loved, played and seasoned to perfection. Even the case is aged!