Gibson has teamed with blues and country luminary Lee Roy Parnell to deliver a signature ’59 Les Paul standard. The new model takes its cues from classics of the past, as well as a bit of good ol’ Texas sunshine.
A pure Gibson, straight from the golden era. The Lee Roy Parnell ’59 Les Paul Standard is a triumph of simple ingredients and understated style.
Parnell has long since been associated with his ’57 Goldtop, but the team at Gibson set out to create something that spoke to that memorable era for the brand, but also strikes out on a path of its own.
It features a contoured cutaway for easy access to the upper frets with revised pickup routes which is Parnell’s choice for capturing more tone from the timber. Speaking of which, each guitar features a hand-picked figured maple finished in “Abilene Sunset Fade” burst, inspired by Parnell’s Texas home.
Pickup-wise, the guitar features a ’57 underwound Classic humbuckers, with Kluson tuners for an additional old school touch.
The new release comes on the back of a host of new releases from the company, which survived a bankruptcy scare last year. This includes a massive new Custom Shop range, Joe Perry signature and Michael Clifford Melody Maker, which was inspired by Joan Jett.
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