Gibson Custom Shop M2M Hand Selected Top 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab Light Aged Southern Fade 8.20 lbs

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  • Description and Features
  • Model: LPR59M2M14928 Gibson Vintage Greatest Hits, Expertly Aged Using the most sophisticated tools and technology, master artisan Tom Murphy and his team create each Murphy Lab guitar inside our Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Each instrument is a unique, handcrafted work of art,...
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  • Model: Gibson Custom Shop M2M 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab
  • Top Wood: Hand Selected M2M Flame Maple
  • Body Wood: Lightweight Mahogany
  • Finish Color: Southern Fade
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
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DESCRIPTION

Gibson Custom Shop M2M Hand Selected Top 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab Light Aged Southern Fade 8.20 lbs

Model: LPR59M2M14928


Gibson Vintage Greatest Hits, Expertly Aged

Using the most sophisticated tools and technology, master artisan Tom Murphy and his team create each Murphy Lab guitar inside our Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Each instrument is a unique, handcrafted work of art, with the character, vibe, and feel of an original.

Light Aging

Simulates fifty years of average play wear, a favorite guitar that rarely left the comforts of home. More intense lacquer checking patterns, unique to each instrument, are accompanied by light dings, pick trails, finish flaking, and softened edges throughout. Paired with vintage original sheen patina hardware and hand-rolled fingerboard binding.

Down to the Last Detail
We scientifically reverse-engineered the original formula of nitrocellulose lacquer used in the 1950s and 1960s. Combined with Tom’s proprietary aging techniques, this brittle lacquer checks beneath the surface for an authentic vintage look and feel.
Murphy Lab artisans gently age each knob and component to simulate years of play wear, matching the worn body to create the look and feel of a well-traveled instrument — that works like new.
Wear on the neck, where the neck would be worn. The back of the body scraped bare where a belt buckle would bump. Your Murphy Lab Gibson will look like an heirloom from the moment you open the case.

  • Checked Finish
  • Hardware Patina
  • Murphy Mileage

Meet the Master

Tom Murphy, the Master Artisan and namesake of the newly created Murphy Lab, was central to the creation of the Gibson Custom Shop and personally developed the process of aging guitars. For 25 years, he has been replicating the vibe and character of vintage instruments on the canvas of newly-created guitars. With a deep knowledge of authentic instruments, passion for his work, and visionary creativity, Tom has developed the tools and techniques to age guitars with more accuracy and attention to detail than ever before.

FEATURES
ModelGibson Custom Shop M2M 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab
BuilderGibson Custom Shop - Murphy Lab
Year2020
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodHand Selected M2M Flame Maple
Body WoodLightweight Mahogany
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorSouthern Fade
AgingMurphy Lab Light Aged
Back FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
Binding1-Ply Royalite
FingerboardIndian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Neck CarveAuthentic '59 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length24.75", 62.865cm
Neck Radius12''
Frets22 - Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Width1.69" / 42.85mm
Nut MaterialNylon
Neck FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
InlaysAged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Headstock17 Degrees
Neck PickupCustombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Bridge PickupCustombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
PickguardCellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
HardwareNickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
BridgeABR-1 with Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
TunersKluson Single Line, Single Ring
Controls2 Volume Pots, 2 Tone Pots, 3-Way Toggle Switch
ElectronicsCTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Case Gibson Custom Shop Hard Shell Brown/Pink
Weight8.20 Pounds (8 lbs 3 oz)