1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with OHSC, Very Rare!

Early 1957 Goldtop – formerly owned by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos. One of a very small group of Left Handed Stop Tail Les Pauls from the 1950s.

Thanks to Scott Jennings for reminiscing about this great guitar. I remember when Scott had it for sale in Vintage Guitar Magazine in the early 90s at Route 66 Guitars; somehow I knew I would end up with this guitar some 25 years later – it was worth the wait!

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1957 Gibson Les Paul Special, Ultimate Rock and Roll Machine!

When the job calls for pure Rock and Roll, I know which guitar to reach for: my 1957 Les Paul Special! Within seconds of picking it up, I started hypnotically launching into the essence of hard rock from the Who’s Live at Leeds album: Summertime Blues, My Generation, Magic Bus, etc. Of all my vintage guitars, this one just knocks out the power chords like no other – this guitar is pure rock and roll euphoria!

Specs:

Neck Depth: .92/1st, .98/12th
Pickup Output: Neck/8.23K, Bridge/7.83K
Weight: around 8.5 lbs

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2003 Brazilian Historic 1959 Gibson Les Paul, 100% Original, Superb!

Left Handed 2003 Brazilian Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC, all tags, paperwork, COA. Near Mint condition with spectacular Cherry Sunburst flame top, and lightweight at around 8 1/4 lbs. I’ve had many beautiful Brazilian Les Pauls over the years, righty and lefty, but this is the nicest one; true collector condition/investment grade Brazilian R9!

Not For Sale

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2017 Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, New w/ COA/OHSC, Tiger Flame!

This is a brand new Left Handed Gibson R9 Les Paul from December 2017 with one of the more attractive tops I’ve had over the years. The top reminds me of Billy Gibbons’ Pearly Gates 59. It also looks like the 59 Burst featured at the top of the Les Paul Forum home page. It is a strong curly maple top with wide Tiger flame and striking 3-D movement from any angle or light. It is hard to find a top like this – I’ve had close to 50 R9s over the years, and this is one of the best I’ve seen!

The finish is VOS Ice Tea, the hardware is Nickel, the weight is very desirable for a Les Paul at 8 lbs, 6 oz, and the neck profile is reminiscent of a mid-59 Burst with .89/1st fret and 1.00/12th fret.
I also set up the guitar with 4/64/Hi E and 5/64/Low E at the 12th fret. Here’s another amazing thing about this guitar: the clearance of the strings over the Tune-O-Matic bridge was good with the stop tailpiece clamped down – something that I rarely see with Les Pauls and provides maximum sustain!

This Les Paul has it all – it’s truly a special R9!

Includes all tags/paperwork with COA and OHSC.

Was $5,995 Now $4,500

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