夢幻逸品Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Paul Kossoff Les Paul Tom Murphy Aged
全球限量100支，Gibson於2012年推出的Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Aged簽名琴，Tom Murphy親自舊化，復刻於已故英國搖滾吉他手Paul Kossoff手中的1959 Les Paul Standard(原琴目前為收藏家Kris Blakely所擁有)。由Gibson傳奇技師Tom Murphy手工操刀舊化，複製了原琴所有的規格、配色、零件與使用傷痕，任何的細節都盡可能接近原琴，就連原琴斷頸重接的痕跡也重現。而這100支都經過原廠挑選，盡可能接近原琴漂亮的Figured Maple Top。原廠配置和原琴相同的'50 Neck Profile、Gold Plated Grover Tuner等，拾音器為Gibson Custom Bucker，這組特製的拾音器能讓音色更接近原本Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul上的PAF。近年來的Gibson Signature Reissue Aged Model都已經不再由Tom Murphy舊化，Tom Murphy製作出來的舊化質感與細膩度是現在新款琴上都無法呈現的，在過去十年來，包括Slash、Jimmy Page、Joe Perry等，只要由Tom Murphy製作的Signature Model別說是保值，有些更翻了兩三倍。整體九成五新，近收藏琴品項，Paul Kossoff Aged目前在市面上已經相當少見，把握收藏機會。
Here is an incredible 2012 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Paul Kossoff Les Paul Aged by Tom Murphy model. Limited run of 100, super rare! Guitar is in very good condition.
Comes with the original Gibson Custom Shop hard case, COA and original paperwork.
Paul had a unique take on the blues-rock movement, exhibited particularly in the masterful vibrato that helped to give his Les Paul a huge, dynamic voice—and the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard on which he achieved such heights is known to be one of greatest sounding 'Bursts ever made. Since Paul's death in 1976, this coveted guitar has remained in the possession of Arthur Ramm, Paul's close personal friend. Now, in cooperation with the Kossoff estate, Gibson Custom has gained access to this incredible Les Paul in order to painstakingly recreate it in strictly limited numbers. Digitally scanned, measured and tested in England by Gibson Custom, this rare piece of musical history has been documented in intimate detail in order to recreate as closely as possible the tone, look and feel of the guitar in its current condition, as Paul left it when he passed away. The result, presented by Gibson Custom in the form of the Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard, will be reproduced as just 100 hand-aged guitars, and a further 250 guitars treated with Gibson's proprietary VOS process.
The greatest-ever Les Pauls were considered to be produced between 1958 and 1960, with the real cream of the crop—in many a player's estimation—coming in 1959, and Paul Kossoff's Les Paul is truly one of the best of the best. The Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard from Gibson Custom recreates its glory as closely as is humanly possible. Like great 'Bursts of the late '50s, it has an elegantly figured two-piece carved maple top married to a solid, one-piece, lightweight mahogany body. Gibson Custom has accurately mirrored both the correct "dish" carve on the top of the guitar, and the finish that has faded the original cherry sunburst to a sumptuous "Green Lemon" hue, while selecting figured maple that closely reflects the unique grain on Paul's original guitar. Custom Shop craftsmen meticulously hand-age the finish and hardware of 100 guitars to accurately reflect the condition of Kossoff's existing Les Paul, while these elements are given a gently aged patina through Gibson's VOS process on 250 further examples. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck is attached with the long-tenon neck joint that helps to give vintage Les Pauls their unparalleled resonance and sustain, and is carved to the unique profile of Paul's own guitar. Aged acrylic trapezoid inlays, aged cream fingerboard and body binding, and a nylon 6/6 nut are among the period-correct features.
The "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups on Paul Kossoff's Les Paul were a big part of his mammoth, searing tone. Gibson Custom has carefully measured these outstanding PAFs to produce detail-accurate recreations for the Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard. Each guitar carries a set of Custom Buckers wound with the characteristic mismatched, potted coils of 42-AWG plain-enamel coated wire, with genuine Alnico III magnets for a rich response with outstanding articulation. The sonic results are heard in the thick, creamy blues-rock tone at the neck position, the crispy snarl and bite at the bridge, and the snappy, round, slightly funky tones in between. The guitar carries Gibson's classic pairing of ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and wraparound tailpiece, along with the gold-plated Grover™ tuners that Paul added as a modification to his own guitar. On the 100 Murphy Aged examples, all are meticulously distressed to match the wear of the hardware on the original guitar, while those on the 250 VOS guitars have the gently aged patina that that process brings. From look, to feel, to tone, the Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard is as close as you can come to owning one of the greatest-ever vintage 'Bursts, and it is available in strictly limited numbers.