夢幻逸品Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#4 "Sandy" 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。
目前市面上最稀有且最受歡迎的CC莫過於#1 #2 #4 #8，而CC#4 "Sandy"為Gibson於2012年發表的前期CC系列，全球限量300支，復刻於Tom Wittrock手中編號9 1228的1959 Les Paul Standard，Sandy是一支很有指標性的Les Paul Burst，褪色後自然且經典的Lemon Burst，配上緊密的虎紋，原廠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，就連原琴琴頸重新上漆也複製出來。琴重只有3.7kg，不接音箱光是空弦就能感受到木頭最真實的共鳴回饋，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。原廠搭配一組複製原琴音色的Zebra coil Custom Bucker PAF拾音器，這組特製的拾音器能讓音色更接近原琴，Sandy的音色高頻偏多，有別於常見的Les Paul，在Vintage的音色中帶著其他款CC沒有的清晰，琴頸為'59 Neck Profile，手感非常好。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，導致在市場上的價格一年比一年還高，收藏價值非常高，有興趣的玩家們把握機會。
2013 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#4 "Sandy" Aged. A replica of Tom Wittrock's now famous Les Paul Burst! It has a nice weight (about 3.7kg/8.16lbs) and great top. Guitar is in mint condition.
Come with original Gibson hard case, original paper work and COA
The Collector's Choice™ series by Gibson Custom offers the most avid fans of Gibson's legacy the chance of owning a piece of history, through the precise and exacting replication of a series of prized original sunburst Les Paul Standards. As a result, each Collector's Choice™ guitar represents the closest thing possible to owning one of the best of the best of a rare run of guitars made between 1958 and 1960 that is already recognized as the most desirable production model in the history of the electric guitar. Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" is again the result of intense study, scanning and hands-on examination of the original guitar, an amazing 1959 Les Paul Standard that offers many of the most desirable features of the breed. From its lusciously faded "dirty lemon" finish over a beautifully and tightly grained figured maple top, to its sublime neck profile, to its remarkable zebra-coil PAF humbucking pickups—all recreated in precise detail with significant time and attention devoted by the original guitar's owner, Tom Wittrock — Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" is a true wonder to behold, and brings you as close to the look, feel and tone of the original as is physically possible. As with all Collector's Choice™ guitars, "Sandy" will be available in strictly limited numbers, with a maximum run of 300, with the availability of qualifying materials ultimately determining the final number.
While all late '50s Les Paul Standards are highly sought after, and extremely valuable, Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" truly represents many of the most desirable characteristics of the breed. "So many things were right on this guitar," said Edwin Wilson, head of Gibson Custom's Historic program, during his analysis of the guitar. "Sandy plays beautifully; the neck is really comfortable with just the right amount of 'beef' to it and a fairly low neck pitch so the strings feel almost like butter. One of the more stand-out features about Sandy is the curly eastern hard maple top. It is absolutely a knockout! The flame on this guitar is not very wide, but its crossing in and out on itself makes it one of the most intense and busy tops we have copied. Overall, this guitar is really the perfect example of a great 1959 Les Paul Model guitar, making the Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" an honor to reproduce."
In order to bring this limited run reproduction as close to the original as is humanly possible, Gibson Custom has examined and measured every significant detail of this prized 1959 Les Paul, and digitally scanned it to precisely replicate internal dimensions as well. Fine details of the reproduction include precise neck and top carves; closely matched maple grains for the guitar's exquisite top; exposed zebra-coil humbuckers with Alnico 3 magnets, accurate coil winds, and offset square-window bobbins; and wear patterns that capture the current state of "Sandy" near to perfection. In addition to accurately replicating the faded "dirty lemon" sunburst finish, Gibson Custom even replicates the lacquer over-spray that a previous owner ordered for the neck to preserve it from further wear. For players and collectors seeking the look, feel and tone of a singular, well-loved, and well-documented 1959 Les Paul Model, and not just another "reissue" guitar, Collector's Choice™ #4 1959 Les Paul "Sandy" presents an unparalleled opportunity.