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Gibson Custom Collectors Choice #3 1960 Les Paul "The Babe"


Regular price $9,999.00

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#030 of 300. Mint condition. Comes with original hardcase, COA and case candy


Gibson Custom chose a very special Les Paul Standard to model the Collector's Choice #3 1960 Les Paul "The Babe" solidbody electric guitar after. "The Babe" is based on an incredibly well-preserved Les Paul Standard owned by the legendary Joe Bonamassa, sporting an unusual combination of '59 features on a 1960 guitar. The classic mahogany body, maple top, and mahogany neck with maple spline are all present, but certain features like the chunkier '59 standard neck set this Les Paul apart from typical 1960 models. Also, Joe's original "Babe" is one of the few Les Paul Standards verified to have a factory-ordered Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, which you'll also find on this highly collectible instrument. With only 300 available worldwide, don't miss your chance to own an amazingly playable and unique guitar - the Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #3 1960 Les Paul "The Babe".

  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Binding: .90 Cream
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Species: Mahogany with Maple Spline
  • Profile: '59 Rounded, Precise Recreation of Original
  • Truss Rod: Traditional
  • Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Neck Fit
  • Joint: Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
  • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Binding: .04 Cream
  • Inlays: Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
  • Other: Reissue Fret Wire
  • Tortoise Side Dots
  • Material: Nylon
  • Width: 1.687
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Gibson Logo
  • Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Antique Bell Shaped
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Model: Gotoh Reissue Green Key
  • Tuning Ratio: 12:01
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Type: ABR-1 with Aluminum Base
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Type: Bigsby Vibrato
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hat with Dial Pointers
  • Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
  • Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
  • Control Plate Cover: Black
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Neck Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III) - 7.82 kΩ
  • Bridge Position: Custom Bucker (Alnico III) - 7.84 kΩ
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls
  • 2 Tone Controls
  • Capacitors: Bumblebee
  • Coil Wiring: Parallel-Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: Switchcraft Axial Three-Way with Vintage Toggle Cap
  • Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
  • Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Cherry Tea Burst
  • Custom Shop Hardshell
Weight: 9.21 lbs
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