The earliest 1960 Les Pauls were essentially 1959 Bursts, featuring the same beefy neck profile, thin sunburst finish and, in the case of the rarest of them like the 'Chicken Shack 'Burst', a highly figured maple top.
Collector's Choice #38 is a striking replica of original serial #0 0205, a well-known vintage Burst among those early 1960 Les Pauls built to 1959 specs.
Drew Berlin, one of its proud owners, refers to these as 'double 0s' and has worked extensively with Gibson Custom to help recreate one of the most visually and sonically amazing guitars in the Collector's Choice range.The guitar was owned and played by Stan Webb, who founded the band Chicken Shack in 1965 and played this Burst live through the 1980s, before it was sold to Vic DaPra in the early '90s and shipped to America.
Its eye-popping flame maple top and powerful bluesy tone caught the attention of players, collectors and publishers alike.
It's been featured in The Beauty of the Burst, Sunburst Alley and, most recently, Burst Believers III.
It's now offered in a very limited run that will be determined by the availability of qualifying (and very intense) flamed maple required to create it.
Top Only (back binding), 1 (back pieces), Aged Reissue Lightweight Aluminum (tailpiece type), 2.26 cm /.900 (thickness fret 1), 2.54 cm / 1.0 (thickness fret 12), .040 True Historic Reissue Cream (fingerboard binding), Tortoise Shell (fingerboard side dots), 30.38 cm / 12 (fretboard radius), None (includes), 1959 Les Paul (neck shape), Hot Hide Glue (neck fit adhesive), 1 (neck pieces), Nylon (nut material), 5.6896 cm / 2.24 (neck end board width), 1959 True Historic Thin Head Veneer (peg head type), Figured Maple (top material), Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream (top binding), 2 (top pieces)