During the early 80’s Gibson responded to increasing requests to supply instruments that attained mythical status; Les Paul’s they’d built in the 1950’s. After more than 30 years of perpetual ‘R & D’ Gibson announced their iconic ‘True Historic’ guitars.
Continuing the ‘True Historic’ ethos Gibson subsequently offered the ‘Historic Selects; a series of identical guitars supplying the revered features while carrying individualised ‘HS’ serial numbers identifying them from their limited edition siblings.
Completely captivating is a great way to describe this fabulous ‘HS’ R9. Its components and execution are exemplary creating a cohesive result that elevate this breath-taking instrument to another level.
Those fortunate enough to experience the Historic Select and True Historic guitars recognise the intoxicating natural tonality and ethereal quality placing them firmly at the apex of all modern Les Pauls. An unsurpassed ’59 that differs only from a ‘True Historic’ in the numbers produced!
This superb example is in excellent condition with only very light signs of use. Critically it has minor belt marks on the back that can only seen with scrutiny under certain lighting. It is totally original with no modification or customisation and is complete with its original Lifton style case, swing tags and Brown Book Certificate of Authentication.
Weight 3.9 kgs / 8.6 lbs