The 1960 Les Paul Standard, In a Glorious Murphy Lab Finish
1960 was the last year that Gibson made the original Les Paul Standard. The ’60 Les Paul Standard was almost identical to the 1959 model — with one major difference: it featured Gibson’s new SlimTaper neck. The fast-playing neck profile would go on to become a favorite of guitarists cross-genre, and remains to this day one of the most popular neck shapes. The 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra-Light Aged honors the legendary originals with the inclusion of prototypical details such as hide-glue construction, reflector control knobs, wide double-ring tuner tips, and chemically re-engineered plastic parts. Custombucker Alnico III pickups and a custom wiring harness make this 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue perform like a coveted classic, while its scrumptious Murphy Lab-aged finish gives you the look and feel of a cherished vintage treasure.
Artfully aged in Gibson Custom Shop’s Murphy Lab
Under the leadership of Master Artisan Tom Murphy, Gibson Custom Shop’s Murphy Lab performs one specific function: to craft artfully aged instruments using the most cutting-edge tools available. These guitars are targeted to one of four distinct levels of age and wear, ranging from Ultra-Light to Ultra-Heavy. This 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue features Ultra-Light aging, with unique lacquer checking but minimal playing wear. It’s as if the guitar spent most of its life in its case. VOS patina hardware puts the final touch on this exquisite instrument.
Legendary tone from Alnico III Custombuckers
Each with its own volume and tone controls, these unpotted pickups will let you nail chimey country licks as easily as you dial in searing rock tones. Catnip for tube amplifiers, these Custombuckers deliver classic tone for everything from warm jazz to dirty blues. And handwired with CTS audio taper pots and paper-in-oil capacitors, you’ll have nearly endless tone-shaping control at your fingertips.
Handcrafted by Gibson’s elite luthiers
Painstakingly handcrafted by Gibson’s elite luthiers in the company’s Nashville Custom Shop using only the finest materials, the 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue — like every Gibson Custom guitar — is optimized for playability before leaving the factory. The fingerboard is polished and beveled with rolled edges before being bound, then given the Plek Pro treatment. Plek Pro is a state-of-the-art, computer-guided process that analyzes neck relief and the height of the nut and bridge. The machine then scans, levels, and dresses your guitar’s frets to a microscopic level of accuracy for perfect intonation and ideal action with no fret buzz, loss of sustain, or fretting out when bending strings. This guitar’s Plek’d frets ensure that every note in every position rings true and clear with unblemished tone.
Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue Ultra-Light Aged Electric Guitar Features:
- Superb Murphy Lab Ultra-Light Aged finish and VOS patina nickel-plated hardware
- Prototypical fine details and hide-glue fit construction
- 1-piece mahogany body, 2-piece carved figured maple top
- Solid mahogany neck, 1960 SlimTaper profile
- Indian rosewood fingerboard, aged cellulose nitrate Trapezoid inlays
- Specially calibrated, unpotted Custombucker Alnico III pickups
- 3-way toggle switch; 2 volume, 2 tone controls; CTS audio taper pots and paper-in-oil capacitors
- Adjustable no-wire ABR-1 bridge; lightweight aluminum stop bar
- Kluson single-line, double-ring tuners
- Handcrafted in Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop
- Hardshell case included