Collectors Choice #15 Greg Martin
The Collector’s Choice™ series provides players with the opportunity to experience the precise look, feel and tone of some of the rarest guitars in history. Gibson Custom is extremely proud of the achievements you’ll find in Collector’s Choice #15, 1958 Les Paul Serial #8-6756, long the main squeeze of Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Greg Martin, and played on countless gigs and recording sessions. As such, it is a familiar voice among the most exalted tones in music today, and an unparalleled inspiration for a brilliantly crafted re-creation of a Les Paul that is flush with character in its tone, its feel, and its aesthetic. From the luscious, road-tested look of its faded “dirty lemon” finish, to the big, bold tone from a robust pairing of PAF pickups that Greg has woven into a Grammy Award-winning career, Collector’s Choice™ #15 is an exceptional guitar in every sense. Only through unfettered access to the original can Gibson Custom capture and reproduce these essential details—the neck shape, dish carve, finish, ageing, and tone—all of which are present in abundance in Collector’s Choice™ #15. In short, the result brings you the closest thing humanly possible to owning the original—if Greg would ever part with it.
Weight 8.7lbs Wonderfully aged Flame
This Guitars features a great recreation of a flame that has been wonderfully aged over the course of time. A Fantastic recreation. Weight 8.7lbs (3.95kg)
The Gibson Custom Shop Collectors Choice no 15 Greg Martin 58 Les Paul is a guitar steeped in a wealth of history and prestige. The Collector's Choice '58 Les Paul series makes it possible to own a recreation of a specific guitar from the few Les Paul Standards created in 1958. Once again working with a specific '58 and its owner allowed Gibson Custom full access so that it could be analyzed, digitally scanned and measured from every conceivable perspective.
Now Gibson Custom can faithfully recreate the individual personality of a specific serial number of '58 bringing its magic within reach of a limited number of owners.
The details of finish, material, wear and tone in the Collector's Choice range are as near to a perfect re-creation of each guitar's current condition as is humanly possible.
One-piece Mahogany back with lightly figured Maple top
Rosewood fingerboard with nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays
Pair of custom-wound Custom Bucker pickups in the neck and bridge positions
Nickel plated ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stop bar tailpiece
Kluson™ Deluxe Nickel Reissue Green Key tuners with 12: 1 tuning ratio
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