Gibson Custom Shop M2M Hand Selected Top 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab Light Aged Southern Fade 8.35 lbs

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Gibson Custom Shop M2M Hand Selected Top 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab Light Aged Southern Fade 8.35 lbs

Model: LPR59M2M14928

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.

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.

Heavy Aging

This baby’s been out on the road — for decades, it seems. Significant wear and tear, lots of buckle rash, light arm wear, neck wear, peghead face wear, and prominent checking patterns throughout. Paired with Murphy Lab heavy-aged hardware and hand-rolled fingerboard binding.

Down to the Last Detail

  • Checked Finish
  • 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.

  • Hardware Patina
  • 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.

  • Murphy Mileage
  • 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.

ModelGibson Custom Shop M2M 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Murphy Lab
BuilderGibson Custom Shop - Murphy Lab
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
Weight8.35 Pounds (8 lbs 5 oz)