Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Brazilian Rosewood Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Aged Tom’s Tea

6-String Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Brazilian Rosewood Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Aged Tom’s Tea

Brand New
Serial #94038
8lbs 9oz

Description & Specs

Carrying on Orville Gibson’s historic pursuit of sonic excellence and aesthetic perfection, the Gibson Custom Shop combines traditional instrument-making techniques, innovative methods, and meticulous attention to detail to craft instruments worthy of its banner-era slogan, “Only a Gibson is Good Enough.”

This instrument exclusively features woods hand-picked by CME’s expert guitar-buying team at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, paired with one of our favorite finishes, plus a thoughtful combination of preferred fingerboards, neck profiles, pickups, and hardware, to make this customized Gibson guitar.  

Following decades of research for the Gibson Custom, Art, and Historic Division founded in 1993, Gibson Custom Shop established the Murphy Labs Division in 2017 to take Tom Murphy’s proprietary techniques to the next level.

Sporting a scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer identical what was used on Gibson guitars of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this Custom Shop instrument has been meticulously aged by hand at Murphy Labs—with all the wear-and-tear of a well-played original, including an extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look.  

This Limited Edition 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Murphy Lab Aged w/ Brazilian Rosewood features a super lightweight mahogany body, an AAAA-figured maple top cherry-picked and set aside specifically for this limited run, and (of course) a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. The Murphy Lab aging on this guitar is distinct from other Murphy Lab offerings and completely exclusive to this very special run, with a heavy treatment and notable touches, like custom-aged plated and plastic parts.


Series: Gibson Custom Shop Historic
Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Serial Number: 94038
Product Color: Tom’s Tea
Relic/Aging Level: Murphy Lab Ultra Heavy Aged
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)


Body Shape: Les Paul
Body Material: Hand-Picked Super Light Mahogany
Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top Material: Hand-Picked Highly AAAA Figured Maple Top
Body Binding: Single Ply Cream Royalite Top & Fretboard


Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 50s Rounded Medium C
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Veneer: No
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687" (42.85mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (304.8mm)
Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Number of Frets: 22 Frets
Neck Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Inlay: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Inlay Shape: Trapezoids
Side Marker Inlay: Dots
Neck Binding: Cream


Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
Controls and Switching: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
Electronics Notes: 3-Way Switchcraft, 1/4" Switchcraft Output Jack


Hardware Color: Aged Nickel
Bridge: ABR-1 Historic Reissue
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
Fret Wire: Historic Medium-Jumbo
Saddle: Nickel-Plated Brass
Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
Knobs: Gold Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Cap: Amber Catalin

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