2012 Gibson Custom Shop Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Reissue Aged by Tom Murphy
Gibson Custom於2012年推出的Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Aged簽名琴，全球限量100支，由Gibson傳奇技師Tom Murphy操刀，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)。
儘管Paul Kossoff在他年僅25歲時就去世，但他獨特的搖滾演湊方式持續著影響全球的吉他手。1970年代初期，Kossoff在舞台上將他的1959 Les Paul Standard扔向空中，導致吉他琴頸完全斷成兩截，在這之後吉他交給了當時著名的維修師Sam Li將其琴頸進行修復，而原琴的琴頭在重新上漆時為了保護Gibson字樣，以免被黑漆覆蓋，導致字樣旁會有一個遮蔽的痕跡。原廠除了複製了原琴的所有規格以外，包括斷頸維修後的樣子、經過重新上漆的琴頭質感、Gibson字樣旁的遮蔽痕跡、任何的傷痕、褪色的鍍金Grover弦鈕、生鏽的拾音器蓋等也都被完整復刻了。而這批100支復刻當中，就屬擁有接近原琴的銳利大虎紋Top最具有收藏價值。原廠配置一組Custom Burcker Alnico III PAF拾音器，這組特製的拾音器能讓音色更接近原琴上的PAF，整體細節非常接近原琴
Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Reissue Aged是少數由Tom Murphy親手操刀的Signature Model，他在後期已不再親手製作任何的舊化琴款，使早期這些由他本人製作的顯得更加稀有、收藏價值與保值性也更高。收藏品項，配件齊全，有興趣的玩家們把握收藏機會。
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2012 Gibson Custom Shop Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Reissue Tom Murphy Aged with killer top. Only a limited run of 100. It has a vintage feature and sounds great! The guitar is in mint condition as a collection.
Comes with the original Gibson Custom Shop hard case, COA and original paperwork.
The shipping fee includes insurance. We usually declare a low value on the shipping invoice and the insurance will follow the full value of the goods.
Despite his tragically short career, Paul Kossoff's guitar work invariably enters at the top of any discussion of classic Les Paul performances. His playing with seminal British blues-rockers Free, and on his acclaimed solo album Backstreet Crawler, exhibited a tone, skill, energy and pure musicality that put him among the pantheon of great British guitar stars such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jimmy Page, Mick Ronson and Jeff Beck. Brian May of Queen was heavily influenced by Kossoff's technique and feel. "In the early days of Queen, we loved the music of Free, and frequently played their songs in sound checks, and at home for fun," May said. "Kossoff was the epitome of cool. Influence me? Ha! I would say the riff of ‘Hammer to Fall' is not a million miles away from Kossoff!"
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.
Each includes a Gibson Custom hardshell case, a Certificate of Authenticity (leather-bound with the 100 hand-aged guitars), and is covered by Gibson Custom's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.