top of page
Gibson Custom Shop BOTB Les Paul 'Beauty Of The Burst' 'Hand Selected' for Japan

Gibson Custom Shop BOTB Les Paul 'Beauty Of The Burst' 'Hand Selected' for Japan


Those familiar with the 'Beauty of the Burst' book will recognise this as bearing more than a passing resemblance the cover burst. Its an absolutely stunning 2016 Honey Gibson 1959 Custom Shop reissue ‘Hand Selected’ Les Paul. These individual guitars were carefully hand selected from the Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee, by the representatives of top Japanese dealers with the highest knowledge of Gibson Custom Instruments who took them back to Japan. It’s an amazing looking top on this one as you'd expect from a Japanese hand selected R9. There is so much movement going on here that the pics don’t get anywhere near to it. It has stunning curly maple with Tigerish 3D maple flame and mineral streaking. It is as close to the real deal that you are going to find. A stunning R9 in every sense of the work.  Complete with all case candy inc certificate of authenticity booklet & also the separate corresponding hand selected certificate, both bearing the guitar's serial number. Great feeling '59 profile neck and Gibson factory fitted E-Buckers (Gibson PAF clones only available on Wildwood spec or Japan Ltd Custom Shop guitars). Nice and light at 4.1kg. Obviously no issues at all, no breaks, repairs or modifications. Complete with pickguard, Condition is very clean with just one little paint nick on the side at the top bought. Comes with all case candy, COA and original historic pink velvet crush lined Lifton reissue hard shell case also in great condition.  Has had the full VOS treatment from Gibson's custom shop so some intentional light ageing all over. This represents the absolute best of the best when it comes to a 1959 Custom Shop reissue. I’ll let the pics do the rest of the talking. 


*Please note* Paypal no longer refund the seller’s fees for cancelled orders. Any orders made and then cancelled will be fully refunded (inc. your shipping) but minus the Paypal fees charged to us.*


We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of actual guitar, we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.

bottom of page