Gibson Les Paul Bill Nash Relic 1959 Conversion Cherry Sunburst with Gibson case
Beautiful Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 that was reliced and converted to a 59 by the great Bill Nash. 22 of a very limited run of 40. The guitar comes with Pearly Gates Custom shop pick ups and includes the Gibson hardshell case. First step is to completely disassemble and separate the parts that will be aged and re-used, from the parts that we reject and replace. The "keeper" parts are then aged. The finish, which is sometimes rather thick, is stripped off down to the bare wood. At this point some get stains applied, if required to get the desired color. Then the guitar gets re-finished in 100% nitrocellulose lacquer, keeping it as thin as possible to enable superior resonance. After curing, the guitar gets the complete aging treatment and is then frets are re-worked and dressed to Nash's specs, then they are ready for re-assembly. Gibson installs frets on the fretboard prior to it getting glued to the neck and body. Maybe they do it as it is easier to do it that way, but it can really lead to all sort of fret issues (buzzing, fret outs, high action, dead spots etc).
What happens is the neck and body glue, moisture, and all of the underlying structure will shrink, expand and or settle. The fretboard (and frets) will now adjust itself to the changes and you and up with? The most noticeable and common issue is the hump at about the 14th fret, right where the neck gets really thick before it hit? So what Nash does is now re-work the neck and frets and take care of this to give the player better action, playability, sustain, bending etc.
Gibson Les Paul Bill Nash Relic 1959 Conversion - Features. Frets: Refretted, Dressed and Leveled by Nash. Nut Width: 1.695" (1 11/16"). The item "Gibson Les Paul Bill Nash Relic 1959 Conversion Cherry Sunburst with Gibson case" is in sale since Thursday, March 16, 2017.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "litio1973" and is located in Mexico City. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe.
- Brand: Gibson
- Body Type: Solid
- Model: Gibson Les Paul Standard
- String Configuration: 6 String
- Dexterity: Right-Handed
- Body Color: Cherry Sunburst
- Body Material: Solid Wood
- Model Year: 2008
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States