1959 GIBSON LES PAUL BURST

BODY 2

All parts show uniform aging. Metal plating in nickel, which dulls into this finish with time as opposed to chrome which flakes.

27 tune-o-matic placement is straighter than modern. String gauges were heavier at the time. Many find they cannot completely intonate genuine bursts, running out of saddle travel. Gibson had this problem for many years before and after.

28 Demonstrates the top is NOT book matched. The term is overused and most often does not apply to genuine bursts.