1959 Burst Max Barnett Gibson Les Paul
The price is Firm..firm.. more Firm...:) This is a Max Barnett Built Les Paul Body/Top And Neck he sold 40+years ago (1980) as a Exact Specs, Wood from same country..area as Gibson used in the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Bursts that still sell for 300-400k in 2020 The wood is from the same area as the Gibson factory was using in the late 1950's. Same country same forest same suppliers...Remember this was built in late 1970's when a Burst was not 20 years old and sold for $1,000. In 1980 a 59 Burst sold for $1500...You will Never Ever find the same wood, same area outside the USA AS GIBSON Found that MaGIC Tone Wood in 1959. It's gone, Part of History. Now this Wood 61+ years old.
Dave Johnson built it and re finished it. Using same hide glue the same steps as Gibson used in 1959, same Nitro etc etc. Real PAF humbucker pickups. The other parts are Gibson Historic USA. BUT The Heart is 1959 Real Wood, Built by Max.and The PAF's
Dave used Correct Nitro, and built it just as good as Anyone can or ever did. If noir at this MaX you know the details, because un informed players do not or would look at a Les Opaul made by MAX. I mean I don't need to use MAX last name. MaX people are Smart..or lets say want that Holy Grail Guitar before they die, but 250k just ain't ever gone fly... or have.. :) Do it before you die./ You'll be O.K.
Get over Max didn't put it together. Dave is very well known, and the MOST IMPORTANT part is 1959 Old Growth Wood. Max found in 70's.
Well here is the Deal As Close as a Real Burst you will ever get. Plays and Sounds Stellar! Blows Away All Others New Green Wood. thin sounding what ever you need to call it. ALL Suck compared to REAL 1959 Wood.
Simple terms here. Max Barnett built Neck, Body, Flamed Maple Top, Brazilian Fretboard. (all wood from 1959 wood)
Both pickups are Vintage and 100% original: Bridge Pickup is 1959 Long Magnet reads 7k
Neck Pickup : is a 1962 long magnet pat number , made just after Pat applied... BOTH ARE PAF Killer Tone!!!!
Weight is 9-3/4lbs
The Case is Hard Shell Quality Case Case. For the record this is my own Guitar. I never pushed the sale, and never finished the write up I started many years ago. I don't even own a Burst. But sorry you can keep your $9,000 History with $150 anyone can buy new green wood want be.. They on't cut it for this 55 year old!.. I say all this in love...
WHAT MAKES THE 1950'S LES PAUL SOUND ?