Gibson Les Paul -59 Reissue.Custom Shop. Super limited edition: 1 of 5! 2003.Ex cond.All original.Extremely lightweight: 3,65
Tiger red SUPER Quilted maple top.Background and Description about another of the 5 made: "I was a very good customer of Music Machine in the 2003/2004 time frame before Gibson terminated their partnership. Rick Van Heel was the sales rep who I purchased many Gibson Custom Shop instruments from. In late 2003 I was emailing back and forth with Rick and he told me that Music Machine was having a very limited run of super quilted maple (5A+) topped and ultra-light weight solid bodied R9s made (Both of these options incurred a significant up charges). I believe the total was 5.
The guitar was delivered to me in early 2004 (It has a 2003 serial number). It weights in right at 8lbs. Pickups are Burst Buckers 1 & 2.
The neck shape is the standard R9 neck shape for this period. It feels perfect and plays great.
Rick van Heel who has played and sold thousands of Gibson told me this instrument is an amazing example (tonally and visually) of what Gibson was producing during this era of Gibson CS. It really sounds great for a light weight Les Paul. Everyone that has played the instrument over the years are always blown away by the tone and looks of the instrument.
8000-11400 usd in USA for a regular R9 from 2003.
This unique special R9 version from early 2003...