Chicago Music Exchange has announced the sale of three original Gibson Les Paul Standards from the golden era of 1958 to ’60. The three fabled Bursts comprise an original 1959 example, and two further guitars from 1960.
Regarded as the holy grail by many collectors, the Burst is one of the most iconic and desirable electric guitars ever. Prior to 1958, the Les Paul Standard was only available with a Goldtop finish. PAF humbuckers superseded P-90s in 1957, and the new Cherry Sunburst finish arrived the following year.
From 1958 until early 1960, the red finish on the edges of the iconic ‘burst was prone to fading when exposed to UV light, and some of the more heavily faded instruments – with their ‘lemonburst’ tops – are the most attractive vintage Les Pauls of all.
In celebration of having a trio of these legendary guitars for sale, CME is also giving away a 60th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul, a perfect replica of an early Burst, built to commemorate the guitar’s impact on rock ‘n’ roll.
Hear them in action in Chicago Music Exchange’s video below:
Find out more and enter into the giveaway is at chicagomusicexchange.com.