Working closely with Walsh, the guitar's current owner and the guitar itself, Gibson Custom is very pleased to be offering a beautiful replica of, not only a rare original Gibson Burst, but the very same companion to some of Joe's most memorable recordings and performances.
Through detailed analysis of the original guitar, Gibson's team of talented craftspeople have recreated a limited run of this very special guitar; a 1960 Les Paul, with tangerine burst finish and the most accurate set of historic appointments in Gibson Custom's 20-year quest to recreate Gibson's most treasured solidbody guitar from the 1950's era.
Among the most notable features of the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul is its unique neck profile to match the original, hand aging (by Tom Murphy) to capture the guitar's wear throughout its lifetime, and two custom-wound Custom bucker pickups that capture the tone of the original with incredible accuracy.
As a member of the 2013 class of Historic instruments, the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul also features Gibson Custom's 20th anniversary specification: aniline dye back and sides, historically accurate truss rod assembly with no tubing, hot hide glue neck joint, historically accurate binding color and 1-piece rosewood fingerboard.
- 1-piece mahogany back with hard rock maple top
- 1-piece mahogany neck
- 1-piece rosewood fingerboard
- Trapesoid inlays
- Nylon 6/6 nut
- Nickel Grover kidney tuners
- ABR-1 bridge
- Lightweight aluminum stop bar tailpiece
- Custombucker neck and bridge pickups
- '59 profile, Holly Veneer with Pearl logo
- Nickel hardware
- Gold top hat knobs with silver volume/tone inserts
- Includes hardshell Custom Shop case