For the past 25 years an original 1959 Les Paul has been a staple for the legendary guitarist making multiple appearances both on stage and in the studio. The new Gibson Custom model precisely replicates the original at a level of detail so fine that when put side-by-side Nielsen declares it Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8th during a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Offered to true historic specifications, the Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul Standard is offered in two finish options (aged and vintage gloss).The neck consists of double-carved, one-piece genuine mahogany and the fingerboard features one-piece, hand-rolled Indian rosewood with cellulose trapezoid inlays. The body pairs a two-piece maple top with a one-piece genuine mahogany back.