夢幻逸品Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#8 "The Beast" 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#8 "The Beast"為Gibson於2013年發表的前期CC系列，全球限量300支，復刻於Bernie Marsden所擁有編號9 1914的1959 Les Paul Standard，他的好友，也是藍調巨星的Joe Bonamassa稱 "The Beast"是有史以來最好的Les Paul。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，就連原琴琴頸的裂痕也複製出來。CC#8是許多玩家公認前幾代CC音色最為黏密，共鳴最好聽的一款，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BurstBucker PAF拾音器，這組特製的拾音器能讓音色更接近原琴。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#8目前在市場上非常罕見，導致價格一年比一年還高，有興趣的玩家們把握機會。
2013 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Collector's Choice CC#8 "The Beast" Aged. A replica of Bernie Marsden's 9-1914 Les Paul Burst! Guitar is in mint condition.
Come with original Gibson hard case, original paper work and COA
Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice™ series is devoted to painstaking replication of choice original vintage Les Pauls. As a result, these guitars bring players and collectors closer to owning a specific, existing vintage Les Paul than anything else available on the market. The latest in the series—Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast”—embodies everything that made the 1959 Les Paul legendary in the first place, in the exacting image of a true workhorse ’Burst that has toured the stages and studios of the world in the hands of a legendary rocker. British guitarist Bernie Marsden is one of rock’s true road warriors. As a founding member of Whitesnake and guitarist with several other bands, projects, and notable solo artists, Bernie has laid down some of rock’s hottest riffs for more than five decades, and his prized 1959 Les Paul, serial number 9–1914, has been there through it all. Through the collaboration between the craftspeople at Gibson Custom and the generous cooperation of owner/artist Bernie Marsden himself, this hallowed ’Burst now comes to life in a strictly Limited Edition with a maximum of 300 guitars, all representing every detail of this road-tested veteran, from its faded “Dirty Lemon” finish, to its patina and playing wear—and most of all, its feel and tone.
The process of creating a Collector’s Choice™ guitar involves detailed hands-on analysis of the original, along with intimate digital scanning and precise measurement of every output and specification. The exceptional accuracy used to craft Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” includes attaining similar lightweight, one-piece mahogany bodies and similarly figured carved maple tops, recreating the precise beefy ’50s neck to match the original’s distinctive and individual profile, and developing a custom-wound set of pickups that includes a Burstbucker #2 in the neck and a Burstbucker #3 in the bridge to recreate The Beast’s unique chimey-to-throaty tone range. To take it all further, Gibson Custom accurately matches every nuance of the finish aging and playing wear found on the original, with the result that the final guitars have been thoroughly approved by Bernie himself for adherence to the original’s look, feel, and tone.
In addition to being an uncannily accurate recreation of a legendary guitar, Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” also features Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Historic Specifications, which bring the Custom Shop reproductions closer to the real thing than ever before. These specifications, introduced for 2013, include a single-layer rosewood fingerboard, hot hide glue neck joint, accurate fingerboard and body binding color, historically accurate truss rod assembly, and genuine aniline dye for the guitar’s back, neck, and sides. Further period-correct details are found in the neck’s nylon 6/6 nut, holly headstock veneer with pearl Gibson logo, reissue Kluson™ Deluxe tuners, ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, Bumble Bee tone caps, and more. For player’s and collector’s seeking the look, feel, and tone of an exceptional original 1959 Les Paul Model guitar played and loved by a respected artist, Collector’s Choice™ #8 1959 Les Paul “The Beast” represents a rare opportunity.