Gibson Announce Limited Run of Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul
Signature Guitars -
Joe Walsh is a rare and distinguished member of the rock and
roll élite who has managed to retain his distinctive and instantly
recognizable tone and playing style through the course of a career
spanning five decades. From joining the James Gang in 1968, to his
long and ongoing solo career, to his pivotal role as lead guitarist
with the Eagles, that thick, rich, sustaining Les Paul tone has
remained the centerpiece of Joe's sound. Now the look, feel, and
tone of his own exalted original 1960 Les Paul Standard has been
recreated in exacting detail by the world-renowned craftspeople of
Gibson Custom as the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul Standard.
Working closely with Joe Walsh, the guitar's current owner, and
the guitar itself, Gibson Custom has analyzed this rare original
'Burst in exacting detail, reproducing it with unprecedented
precision in a Limited Run totaling 250 guitars: 50 hand-aged by
Tom Murphy and signed by the artist, a further 75 Murphy aged, and
125 treated to Gibson's proprietary VOS processes. The result is a
dead-on 1960 Standard that not only offers every drop of that
legendary Joe Walsh tone, but which also presents the magical look
and feel of this beloved artist's guitar.
From the carefully hand-selected maple top, to the accurate
"tangerine burst" finish, to a neck profile measured precisely from
the original guitar, to the Custom Bucker PAF-style pickups and
period-correct electronics, the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul Standard is
a stunning recreation of one of the most desirable electric guitars
ever made. In addition, as a member of the 2013 class of Historic
instruments, the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul features Gibson Custom's
20th Anniversary Specifications: genuine aniline dye back and
sides, historically accurate truss rod assembly with no tubing, hot
hide glue neck joint, historically accurate binding color, and 1
piece Rosewood fingerboard. All together, it presents a rare
opportunity to own the closest thing possible to this historic
artist guitar. Reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson Custom
Body and Neck
Gibson Custom lays down the foundation for the Joe Walsh 1960
Les Paul Standard by marrying a solid, lightweight, one-piece,
Grade-A mahogany body with a top carved from maple that has been
hand selected to match the look of Joe's original guitar. A thin
nitrocellulose "tangerine burst" finish and your choice of hand
aging by Tom Murphy or Gibson's VOS treatment complete the
authentic look and feel. A quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany neck is
carved to an accurate 1960 profile that measures 0.800" at the 1st
fret and 0.854" at the 12th, and topped with a one-piece, Grade-A
rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays made from period-correct
cellulose nitrate, and a nylon 6/6 nut at the top end.
Pickups and Electronics
To ensure that the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul Standard sounds every
bit as sublime as it looks, Gibson Custom loads it with a pair of
Custom Bucker pickups, made with Alnico III magnets and wound to
precisely match the specs of Joe's original PAF humbuckers. The
traditional four-knob Les Paul control complement includes "bumble
bee" tone capacitors on the tone potentiometers, and a three-way
Hardware and Plastics
The accurate ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge is set up with its
saddles slanted precisely as found on Joe's original guitar, and
partners with a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. A set of
Grover™ kidney-button tuners, a common upgrade on guitars of the
era, offer smooth and precise tuning. The body and fingerboard
binding, pickguard, truss-rod cover, switch ring, and control
cavity covers are all period-correct for shape and color, and the
guitar's controls carries four gold Top Hat knobs with silver
Case and Extras
All guitars include a Gibson Custom hardshell case. Fifty
guitars will be hand-aged by Tom Murphy and signed by the artist
and come complete with a leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity.
All guitars include Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual and
adjustment literature, and are covered by Gibson Custom's Limited
Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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