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    1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty." Serial number 9-0456. The original "fretless wonder" is named so because of the low flat frets that made it an effortless instrument to play in an age when light gauge strings did not yet exist. This guitar is a completely beautiful example of the elegant "Black Beauty," an important guitar for Gibson because it combined three P.A.F. (patent applied for) pickups that combined the fat humbucker sound and high-end appointments. The guitar was the top-of-the-line model with stunning features such as an ebony fretboard, elegant gold hardware, and block pearl inlays. Some of these models were introduced with stoptail pieces and some with a Bigsby vibrato. Les Paul himself preferred the Bigsby vibrato for his string bending techniques. Les Paul suggested the color because he felt it would be formal and elegant like a black tuxedo. An extremely low production model guitar with only 246 produced in 1959, this model instrument in this condition is nearly impossible to find. It also includes the original hang tag! 1959 Gibson Les Pauls are known to be some of the most sought after and collectable guitars available, due to the neck profile, pickups, and the overall vibe. The guitar is in Excellent Plus condition and comes with the original hardshell case. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from nationally known expert Vintage Connection, which in part states, "no breaks, repairs, or other issues" 100% original. From the Jimmy Crimmins 'Vintage Connection' Guitar Collection.

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    October, 2007
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