Gibson Debuts New 60th Anniversary Les Paul

Gibson has unveiled the 60th Anniversary Les Paul, which the company is calling a virtual “clone” of the iconic 1959 sunburst Les Paul Standard, with every detail—from laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst—rendered with incredible accuracy.

The 60th Anniversary model features a two-piece figured maple top, a solid mahogany neck with an authentic '59 Medium C-shape profile and a fingerboard of either Indian or Bolivian rosewood. Pickups are a pair Custombucker Alnico III humbuckers and controls boast CTS 500K audio taper potentiometers and paper-in-oil capacitors.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.