2017 Gibson Custom Shop Collector’s Choice # 38 1960 Les Paul Prototype # 1 Owned by Drew Berlin

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  • Description and Features
  • An Uncanny Replica of an Original Early ‘60’s Burst The earliest 1960 Les Pauls were essentially 1959 Bursts, featuring the same beefy neck profile, thin sunburst finish and, in the case of the rarest of them like the ‘Chicken Shack ‘Burst’, a highly figured maple top. Collector’s Choice #38 is a striking replica of original...
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  • Model: Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice # 38 1960 Les Paul Prototype
  • Top Wood: Flame Maple
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Finish Color: 'Chicken Shack Burst'
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
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2017 Gibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice # 38 1960 Les Paul Prototype # 1 Owned by Drew Berlin

An Uncanny Replica of an Original Early ‘60’s Burst

The earliest 1960 Les Pauls were essentially 1959 Bursts, featuring the same beefy neck profile, thin sunburst finish and, in the case of the rarest of them like the ‘Chicken Shack ‘Burst’, a highly figured maple top. Collector’s Choice #38 is a striking replica of original serial #0 0205, a well-known vintage Burst among those early 1960 Les Pauls built to 1959 specs. Drew Berlin, one of its proud owners, refers to these as ‘double 0s’ and has worked extensively with Gibson Custom to help recreate one of the most visually and sonically amazing guitars in the Collector’s Choice range. The guitar was owned and played by Stan Webb, who founded the band Chicken Shack in 1965 and played this Burst live through the 1980s, before it was sold to Vic DaPra in the early ‘90s and shipped to America. Its eye-popping flame maple top and powerful bluesy tone caught the attention of players, collectors and publishers alike. It’s been featured in The Beauty of the Burst, Sunburst Alley and, most recently, Burst Believers III. It’s now offered in a very limited run that will be determined by the availability of qualifying (and very intense) flamed maple required to create it.

  • Plastics: True Historic plastics for authentic ‘50’s detail
  • Top and Neck: Double-carved top and neck
  • Finish: Thin, wet-sanded nitro finish
  • Figured Maple: Dramatically figured top to match the original
  • Fingerboard Binding: Rolled by hand for a smooth feel
  • Playing Wear: Hand aged to catpure “Chicken Shack’s” unique personality
  • Pickups: DiMarzio Double Cream Humbuckers
  • Peghead Detail: “Broken” edges for the correct smooth vintage feel
  • Construction Techniques: 50s-era hide-glue construction
  • Historic Truss Rod: A tubeless ‘50s-era truss rod

FEATURES
ModelGibson Custom Shop Collector's Choice # 38 1960 Les Paul Prototype
BuilderGibson Custom Shop
Year2017
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodFlame Maple
Body WoodMahogany
Finish TypeThin, wet-sanded nitro finish
Finish Color'Chicken Shack Burst'
AgingAged
BindingSingle Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream
Neck WoodMahogany
FingerboardRosewood
Neck Carve1959 Les Paul
Scale Length24.75''
Neck Dimensions4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Neck Radius12''
Frets22
Nut Width1.687"
InlaysAged Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
Headstock1959 True Historic Thin Head Veneer
Neck PickupDiMarzio-Double Cream
Bridge PickupDiMarzio-Double Cream
Pickguard59 True Historic-Mulit-Laminate Acrylic
BridgeABR With Thumbwheels
TunersKluson Deluxe Single Band
Case 2 Volume/2 Tone, 3-Way Switchcraft
Weight7.95 Pounds (7 lbs 15 oz)