夢幻逸品Gibson Custom Shop 1959 True Historic Collector's Choice #39 "Minnesota Burst" Prototype #1
Collector's Choice是號稱地球上最接近真正Vintage Gibson的系列，將依然存在於收藏家手中的50-60年代Les Paul包括外觀、傷痕、音色、規格等完整復刻。CC琴款是多數Gibson收藏家們最夢寐以求收藏的型號，也是Gibson最頂級的復刻系列，用料與音色都經過嚴格檢驗，從使用痕跡、傷痕與木材和拾音器等都完全複製，音色可說是完全沒有缺陷，也是Gibson量產琴中收藏性最高的系列之一。而True Historic CC為Gibson目前最高等級的復刻系列，原廠透過3D掃描技術，比起過去琴款更精細的複製技術與更完美的音色，從最頂級的木料、色漆、黏膠、配件等都和以往的Reissue完全不同，而True Historic系列的舊化也比起以往更加精細，讓任何的細節都盡可能接近原琴，原廠給True Historic的定義是一把幾近完美的Les Paul復刻琴。
CC#39 "Minnesota Burst"是Gibson在2016年以True Historic規格發表的限量CC系列，全球限量300支，復刻於收藏家Andrew Raymond手中編號9-1105的1959 Les Paul Standard，值得一提的是，此琴為Prototype #1樣本琴，也就是在Gibson官方網站照片上的那支，眾所皆知，舊化琴款號碼越少，做工會越細膩，在市場上也非常有價值，尤其是Prototype。此琴一直到今年才由原廠流出，除了證書不同以外，Checklist上的日期也會是2019。"Minnesota Burst"原琴是一支琴況乾淨到令人難以置信的1959 Les Paul Standard，使用痕跡非常少，且完整保留了當年出廠的Cherry Burst配色，這是少見沒有褪色純淨的Burst，目前由私人收藏家Andrew Raymond擁有，而原琴有著音色稍微不平衡的拾音器，而導致音色有著獨特的中頻、清晰的高頻，而低頻保持了經典的"woman tone"。為了複製出這種獨特音色，Gibson Custom透過手工纏繞了一組CustomBucker拾音器，完美了複製了原琴的PAF。全新收藏品，CC#39新品訂價為美金$11,499，台幣約三十七萬。Guitar Shop團隊更嚴格挑選的品質，更划算的價格，有興趣的玩家把握機會。
True Historic spec. Super rare! here is a Prototype #1, which is on the Gibson Custom website. This is a very special version from Gibson Custom factory, which was kept in the factory and came out until this year. So the date is 2019 on the checklist.
The guitar is in mint condition, just like new.
Comes with the original Gibson Custom Shop hard case, original paperwork and COA.
A classic example of the ever elusive "closet find", this incredibly clean example of an original 1959 Les Paul Standard was brought to a dealer in Minnesota by its original owner where it was soon sold to a private collector. It wasn't long after that the guitar made waves through the vintage collector community as one of the more pristine original Bursts to re-appear out of obscurity. Now owned by Andrew Raymond of the UK, it remains a well cared-for and exceptional guitar with much of its original color intact, very little wear, and a top that exemplifies the word "flame": deep, moving, pronounced and consistent from side-to-side. "Minnesota Burst's" neck feel is beefy, with mid-'59 cheek and a substantial, playable feel that eases into your hand. For tone, its slightly off-balance pickups exhibit a unique mid-tone that's dark and sweet, while the highs cut through for clarity and the lows maintain that classic "woman tone" that barks beautifully with aggressive string attack and purrs when you back off.
Collector's Choice #39, the Andrew Raymond 1959 Les Paul Standard "Minnesota Burst", nicknamed for the state in which it was rediscovered, will be offered in a very limited run based on the difficulty of sourcing its specific top character. Every aspect of the guitar's look, feel and tone are hand crafted after extensive hands-on analysis and measurement of the original, to deliver a guitar that's as close as possible to owning the real thing.