“Full of history and stories from a pivotal era in British music”: Gibson honors Jeff Beck with a recreation of his historic 1959 ‘YardBurst’ Les Paul – before he gave it a radical makeover

Gibson Custom 1959 Jeff Beck YardBurst Les Paul
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has honored Jeff Beck by unveiling a recreation of the late electric guitar hero’s 1959 ‘YardBurst’ Les Paul Standard, launched in time for his birthday, June 24.

Though Beck is seen as one of the most notable Fender Stratocaster players of his generation, the versatile virtuoso was equally fond of the Gibson Les Paul, which helped kickstart his career as an up-and-coming guitar player.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.