Only a hand full (1 hand) of these were made. Billy Gibson of ZZ Top has one, I have one. Had it for years. Made by Jim Nunis of Texas. I think he passed on recent.
Made to 1959 specs, long tendon you name it. Has Old Growth Brazilian fret board. Big Beefy neck profile. Perfect Playing Perfect Tone. Pickups are Peter Florence 1959 Zebra's. I have the other relic nickel cover for it. Has old 70s case.
All done in Nitro, All reliced. Built in 1986. Well it plays as Good as it looks. I say again, This is My own. I have played it, many sets of strings on it. I will miss it. This was built by a World Class Luthier. I am positive you will LOVE IT!
Last but not least. L@@k at pictures towards end, This Baby Glows under Black Light as a real 1959 Burst would. This was my #1 go to Gibson for Years, even over real deal 1960s I own. Gota have a Les Paul Burst!*!Here is a email I got from Paul. If anyone knows how Great this Guitar is, it will be bought at a price that is Worth Every Penny, Read on:
Hi Eddie- A gorgeous Nunis guitar! Jim was a friend of mine. I have one of his first Model 2 double cut away Les Paul types. And yes- Jim did pass away in March I think, of '06. They had a memorial party for Jim, and about 30-40 of his guitars and owners showed up. Jim liked to spray lacquer without a mask, and that may have been what got him. I heard he was told to cease making any more LP cpoies, so they are rare and nice. You may still be able to go on his web site and see that he got one of his guitars to Zak Wylde just before Jim passed. Zak loved his red and white Nunis, uses it to warm up- but due to endorsements, can't play it on stage. Lots of new, younger players from all over the world were beginning to pick up on Jim's work. Jim took care to hand pick the finest old wood and had many exotic wood shops always looking for prime pieces. He was a hoot to be around and is missed by a lot of friends.He lived in Atlanta area. Good luck always- that's fine guitar you have-Paul