A leading innovator in designing affordable professional instruments, Epiphone asked the question, “What if we set our sights on making guitars with Gibson Custom Shop’s vintage looks, but at an accessible price point?” From that initial design meeting two years ago, Epiphone is proud to premiere the first-ever collaboration between Epiphone and the Gibson Custom Shop on the new 1959 Les Paul Standard, available worldwide at Epiphone Authorized Dealers.
“Our product development teams from Epiphone and Gibson Custom Shop are proud to have collaborated on these fantastic Les Paul models inspired by our iconic 1959 Les Paul Historic reissues,” says Mat Koehler, Head of Product Development of Gibson Custom Shop. “As one of many collaborations to come, we were able to incorporate many of the ‘guitar geek’ upgrades and features we celebrate at the Custom Shop and offer that to the Epiphone audience.”
Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, the Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul™ Standard is Epiphone’s stunning recreation of the rare vintage classic Les Paul. Featuring a Mahogany body with a Maple top with a AAA figured Maple veneer, comfortable 1959 hand-rolled neck profile with long neck tenon, aged finish, Gibson USA BurstBucker™ 2 & 3 humbucking pickups, Switchcraft® selector switch and output jack, CTS® pots, 50s era wiring, Mallory™ capacitors, non-beveled pickguard, new Epiphone Deluxe vintage tuners, and a vintage-style brown hard case. It also comes with an Epiphone Limited Edition metal medallion toggle switchplate. The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul™ Standard is available in Aged Dark Burst and Aged Dark Cherry Burst, visit: www.epiphone.com.
The 2020 Epiphone-For Every Stage portfolio of guitars is comprised of Epiphone Originals which feature new and classic acoustic and electric instruments and Epiphone’s Inspired by Gibson collection which offers fans classic Gibson models at an accessible price. For all things Epiphone, visit: www.epiphone.com.