夢幻逸品Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#2 "Goldie" Tom Murphy 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。
目前市面上最稀有少見的CC莫過於#1 #2 #4 #8，而CC#2 Goldie是Gibson在2010年發表的第二款CC，全球限量300支，由Gibson傳奇技師Tom Murphy操刀，復刻於編號9 0629的1959 Les Paul Standard，這是一支由Sunburst褪色後的經典Lemon Burst。CC系列只有三款為由Tom Murphy舊化，分別為CC#1 CC#2與CC#13，非常難得。Tom Murphy完整複製了原琴的傷痕位置，讓任何細節都盡可能接近原琴，且整體舊化更加的自然。原廠搭配一組複製原琴音色的Burstbucker PAF拾音器，這組特製的拾音器能讓音色更接近原琴，有別於一般的Les Paul，"Goldie"的音色共鳴與動態非常好，Q度也來得比其他款CC來的多，從外觀、音色、手感等都是一支非常完美無可挑惕的Les Paul復刻琴。近期的新款CC官方定價都超過台幣三十萬，而早期的CC一直以來都是保值的象徵，CC系列中少見的Murphy Aged更是導致"Goldie"在市場上的價格一年比一年還高，有興趣的玩家們把握機會。
2010 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#2 "Goldie" Tom Murphy Aged. Guitar is in mint condition. Don't miss it, add this great guitar to your collection, it will only go up in value.
Come with original Gibson Custom Shop hard case, original paperwork and COA.
Launched in the spring of 2010, Gibson Custom's Collector's Choice™ '59 Les Paul series focuses on meticulous recreations of rare and specific existing examples from the extremely short run of Les Paul Standards produced in 1959.
The second model produced in this series, serial number 9-0629 (aka "Goldie") is an instrument that presents several of the most desirable aspects of these highly sought-after electric guitars. Crafted with close analysis of the original by Gibson Custom, including digital scanning and measurement from every conceivable perspective, "Goldie" totally embodies the spirit of the Collector's Choice™ series by recreating this original individual '59 Les Paul in as near-to-perfect detail as is humanly possible. As such, the instrument presents a rare opportunity for players and collectors alike: a precise reincarnation of the look, tone, and feel of one of the world's most elusive electric guitars. "Goldie" will be reproduced in strictly limited numbers, with all guitars sent to world-renowned guitar-aging artist Tom Murphy for hand aging.
"Goldie" is an exciting opportunity not only because it is such a gorgeous Les Paul, but also because its ownership is extremely well documented, with only the first few years of its existence after heading from Gibson's Kalamazoo factory to its first owner near Deer Park, Texas, remaining slightly hazy. Having resurfaced in the early '80s at one of the first Dallas guitar shows, "Goldie" has graced the collections of several noted burst aficionados including Vic Da Pra and Tom Wittrock, the guitar is currently in the care of an anonymous collector and on loan to Gibson Custom. The guitar has also been extremely well cared for in its 52 years on this planet, suffering some of the minor nicks and dings that all well-played instruments experience in half a century of use—all precisely recreated by Tom Murphy's hand aging—but no breaks, repairs, or modifications. Also, this '59 Les Paul Standard's finish has naturally mellowed to a sweet, rich, golden "unburst," a luscious deep "green lemon" amber tone at the center with just a hint of darkening around the edges, giving it a look that many collectors adore. To precisely recreate the appearance of the original in the top of Collector's Choice™ #2 1959 Les Paul "Goldie," Gibson Custom has hand selected figured maple with a broad, elegant flame and "slip matched" the two pieces to present the same degrees of depth and dimension. Hand-finished in nitrocellulose lacquer and hand aged, this top is partnered by a light one-piece mahogany back which has faded to match the original's soft, mellow reddish-brown.
The playing feel of Collector's Choice™ #2 1959 Les Paul "Goldie" is ensured by a precise analysis of the neck profile of the original 1959 Les Paul Standard upon which it is based, and its perfect recreation in the one-piece quarter-sawn mahogany neck of this Custom Shop creation. The result is a gorgeously rounded late-'50s profile that measures approximately .900" at the 1st fret and .990" at the 12th. The rosewood fingerboard is bound in vintage-accurate and aged plastic, as is the body top, and a genuine nylon 6/6 nut and vintage-style tuners with single-band green keys grace the headstock. To recreate the tone of this rare Les Paul, Gibson Custom has selected a Burstbucker 1 for the bridge position and Burstbucker 3 for the neck, a pairing that accurately reflects the mismatch in output that was often found in original PAF sets. Together, they present a woody, throaty tone from the neck, and impressive chime and clarity from the bridge. All in all, Collector's Choice™ #2 1959 Les Paul "Goldie" is a total delight in sound, feel, and appearance, and the closest many players and collectors are ever likely to get to owning an actual 52-year-old 1959 Les Paul Standard.
Each of a strictly limited number of examples will include a Custom Shop hardshell case, Certificate of Authenticity, and Gibson Custom's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.