HSS4VSGH1 Hollow-Body Electric Guitar
- Designed to benefit all musicians
- Crisp Bright tone
- Vintage Sunburst
During Duane Allman’s short life and career, he created a legacy that continues to inspire generations of musicians. In the brief period of time it took him to cement his legend as one of the true greats, Duane Allman’s guitar collection seemed like an ever-changing cast of Gibsons, either traded or borrowed for brief periods of time.
When Gibson Custom decided to recreate his ’59 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul, unprecedented time and effort was taken to extensively research its history, interviewing friends of Duane and the Allman Brothers Band as well as previous owners of the guitar. What was uncovered is a fascinating story of what is proven to be Duane’s most heard guitar.
Through a very limited run of guitars capturing the precise look, feel and tone of the original, Gibson Custom presents the Duane Allman Cherry Sunburst ’59 Les Paul. Based on unrestricted access to and study of the original, Gibson Custom has recreated the details of this incredible instrument with uncompomised attention to detail and the highest standards of materials and craft. In addition to the guitar, a very special package of commemorative items are included to make ownership a lifelong and memorable event for the few who will have the pleasure of calling one of them their own.
The ES-335 Fat Neck was introduced by the Gibson Custom Shop in 2008. For players who prefer a larger, heavier neck with a rounded profile for any reason–playing technique, larger hands, resonant characteristics, or just a true vintage look and feel–this historic reissue is the perfect instrument.
Countless music legends have immortalized Gibson’s ES-335.
B. B. King is blues royalty. Can we agree on that? The man was playing the blues before most of us knew what a guitar was.
For many of his early years, the man played an ES-335 before moving on to a Gibson ES-355. Said King in The Electric Guitar – An Illustrated Guide, “I knew I liked the 335 from the first time I played one…the neck was so thin and the body was so shallow so it was comfy to play.” Eventually, King named his favorite guitar, Lucille.
And eventually, the man hooked up with Gibson to make the B. B. King Signature Edition, not surprisingly named “Lucille.” Special touches include a fine tuner tailpiece, a semi-hollow body design with no f-holes, multi-ply binding and Varitone circuitry.
Hey, if you’ve ever heard this man play live, you know just how sweet or saucy he can make his guitar sing. The Gibson Lucille model is just like B. B.’s!
When Gibson Custom introduced its very limited-edition 20th Anniversary Series for 2013, the company kicked off the celebrations for the anniversary of its Historic Reissue guitars with the appropriately special 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty.
Now the next beauty is here: a rendition of the rare, and highly prized, first Custom with PAF hum-buckers the 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty 3-Pickup. In addition to being both a stunning recreation of the 57 Les Paul Custom and a collectable anniversary model, this 1957 Black Beauty marks two very significant milestones.
First, it is a major addendum to the inaugural guitar in a series that will be offered only in 2013. Limited to 100 pieces of each model, each in the series is unique, exquisite, and scarce. Second, this guitar is the first run of instruments to be made with one-piece ebony fingerboards since November of 2011, and is likely to be one of the very last.
With its antique ebony finish, gold-plated hardware, and classic Black Beauty appointments including multi-ply body and headstock binding, pearl block fingerboard inlays and split-diamond headstock inlay the 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty 3-Pickup is a gorgeous musical instrument by any standards.
Add to that its 20th Anniversary medallion, which covers the toggle switch access on the guitars back; a custom fitted dust cover with a retro 1993 Gibson Custom logo; and a one-of-a-kind, hand-made framed Certificate of Authenticity, and you have a unique and memorable instrument worthy of this milestone in Gibson history.
Also, to help ensure that the exclusive 100 owners of this extraordinary guitar can keep it in like new condition for years to come, we even include a pair of white gloves. But dont be afraid to rock out, either. The 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty is primed for tone just as much as it is for looks, with a trio of Alnico III-loaded Custom Buckers, a solid, one-piece mahogany body