夢幻逸品2013 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#6 "Number One" Aged
Collector's Choice是號稱地球上最接近真正Vintage Gibson的系列，將依然存在於收藏家手中的50-60年代Les Paul包括外觀、傷痕、音色、規格等完整復刻。CC琴款是多數Gibson收藏家們最夢寐以求收藏的型號，也是Gibson最頂級的復刻系列，用料與音色都經過嚴格檢驗，原廠採用3D儀器檢測，從使用痕跡、傷痕與木材和拾音器等都完全複製，音色可說是完全沒有缺陷，也是Gibson量產琴中收藏性最高的系列之一。
CC#6 Number One為Gibson於2013年發表的CC系列，全球限量300支，復刻於收藏家Mike Slubowski所擁有編號9-1918的1959 Les Paul Standard。這是Mike Slubowski眾多收藏中他認為最好聽的因而取名為"Number One"，也是號稱目前地球上狀況最好的1959 Burst，原琴因為擁有不可思議的乾淨外觀，漆面與各部位狀態保存如新，所以復刻後的Aged版本也沒有其他款CC擁有過多的舊化傷痕，也將原琴迷人的Dark Cherry Burst完整呈現出來。原廠搭配一組複製原琴音色的Custom Bucker與Custom Bucker S拾音器，這組特製的拾音器能讓音色更接近原琴上的PAF，整支琴從外觀、配色一直到音色，都是一支非常完美無可挑惕的Les Paul復刻琴。整體九成新，Fret約八成新，些許不明顯的使用痕跡，狀況非常好。當年官方全新定價為$6,899美金，約台幣二十一萬，收藏CC系列的玩家們千萬別錯過。
Limited run of 300! Guitar is in very good collection, has some very little scratches, frets is in 80%. Comes with the original Gibson hard case, COA and original paperwork.
From Gibson Custom:
Guitars in the Collector's Choice™ series by Gibson Custom bring players and collectors closer to owning a specific, existing vintage Les Paul than anything else available on the market. Through exacting study and measurement of the original instrument, precise digital scanning of the woods, and the unparalleled skill of the luthiers of Gibson Custom—all with the generous and unrestricted cooperation of the subject guitar's current owner—each Collector's Choice™ guitar represents a detail-perfect recreation of the look, feel, tone, and vibe of a particular original "burst." Gibson Custom is proud to announce the release of Collector's Choice™ #6 1959 Les Paul #9-1918. This rare and highly prized 1959 Les Paul Model is an extremely clean original example, and exhibits many of the most desirable traits of 1958-1960 Les Pauls. "I call it my 'Number One' or 'Desert Island' guitar because it's by far the best guitar I've ever owned, held, or heard," says Mike Slubowski, owner of the original 1959 Les Paul. Collector's Choice™ #6 1959 Les Paul #9-1918 is being made available in a limited run with a maximum of 300 examples, with the availability of qualifying materials ultimately determining the final number.
According to the Gibson Custom team that analyzed the guitar in a series of hands-on sessions, the original is a pristine example of a guitar whose fifty-plus years have been lived gently and quietly. The guitar has consistent edge radiuses and clean cavities which clearly exhibit the original tool marks, and its top has just enough figure to lend it character, without upstaging its remarkably strong, unfaded, deep-cherry sunburst finish—what Gibson Custom's finish experts have dubbed "non-filtered tobacco burst," a rare finish even in its day. In fact, the only evidence that this finish was ever exposed to light at some point in its life is a dark, sales-tag-shaped portion of the finish, which otherwise remains strikingly vibrant. Digital analysis of the guitar reveals a dish carve with a subtle flatness, and a neck profile with just enough "cheek" for the optimum in-hand feel, while its ideal specifications are further echoed in a very slight difference in bridge and neck pickup outputs. In short, the Collector's Choice™ #6 1959 Les Paul #9-1918 is an impeccable recreation of one of the world's most desirable vintage electric guitars.
In order to bring this Limited Run reproduction as close to the original as is humanly possible, Gibson Custom's master luthiers have carefully selected from premium, aged tonewood stocks to closely match the look of the original's lightly figured two-piece maple top, lightweight one-piece mahogany body, and one-piece mahogany neck. Gibson Custom has formulated a unique Non-Filtered Tobacco Burst finish for the top, with traditional aniline dye for the neck, back, and sides, and, following hand-sprayed coats of nitrocellulose lacquer, the entire guitar has been hand aged to reflect the gently worn condition of the original. The neck is carved to a profile that accurately recreates the feel of the original guitar's full, rounded neck. Dark-brown Indian rosewood is used for a close match to the fingerboard, and is inlaid with traditional nitrocellulose trapezoids, trimmed with cream binding, and topped with a nylon 6/6 nut.
To complete the sonic accuracy of Collector's Choice™ #6 1959 Les Paul #9-1918, Gibson Custom carefully measured the pickups in Mike Slubowski's original guitar and recreated a set of Custom Buckers wound to precisely the same specs. Details include Alnico III magnets and 42 AWG enamel-coated wire wound around distinctive "zebra coil" bobbins, which are hidden by gently aged nickel-plated covers. These pickups' renowned blend of depth and clarity is complemented by the traditional pairing of a traditional ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, both nickel plated and aged appropriately, and a set of gently aged nickel reissue green-key tuners. For players and collectors seeking the look, feel, and tone of an exceptional original 1959 Les Paul Model guitar, Collector's Choice™ #6 1959 Les Paul #9-1918 represents a rare opportunity. The guitar will be produced in no fewer than 25 and no more than 300 examples