Gibson adds possibly the first ‘59 Les Paul reissue ever produced and a near-perfect ‘61 Les Paul SG Custom to Certified Vintage collection

Gibson Certified Vintage guitars
(Image credit: Gibson)

In February, Gibson launched its Certified Vintage program – a new initiative that involved selling some of the most valuable and highly collectible electric guitars in its vaults direct to customers via the Gibson Garage.

Gibson’s intentions with its exclusive new collection were signposted in the initial drop, which comprised a 1959 Burst Les Paul that was used as a benchmark for the brand’s Murphy Lab programs and a 1961 Les Paul SG Standard – both of which were in “outstanding” condition.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.