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- Jun 19, 2006
1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard, “Burst” All 59’ Features, Sunburst, Big full neck, Two PAF’s, Stop tail, Tune-O-Matic, Beautifully Flamed Maple Top, Fabulous sound & playability, Neck perfectly repaired by Gibson in the 60’s, Comfortable weight, Hang Tags & case candy, Nice Original Brown hard case, EC, $199,000
Tom Wittrock says:
I do thank you for the higher resolution photos ... far better than any I took. And I am happy to refer people to you, which I do. I just think it deserves more info than the small amount on your description and the one photo of the back of the headstock. Explaining the "shim" is a great start. That explains why there are no added wings showing, and ends the speculation of a grafted headstock.
On the back of the headstock there is a thin piece of wood (shim), the shape of a stinger to add strength. This repair was done by Gibson in the 60’s. The headstock was never broken off. There is no graft to the headstock.
It’s solid as a rock, guaranteed! Stunning early 1960 Burst with all 1959 features. Big 1959 neck with original factory large frets.