The Collectors Choice series recreates specific vintage Les Pauls from the golden era of production to provide players around the world the opportunity to experience the precise look, feel, and tone of some of the rarest original examples out there.
The guitar certainly looks right and it’s no surprise given the Custom Shop team were granted unrestricted access with hands-on analysis of the original guitar. It has a perfect gently aged Goldtop look with every minor ding, scuff, and check of the original hand aged to match. The Goldtop finish has that characteristic slight greening within its bronze and subtle darkening in the lacquer checks and wear patterns, it really looks spot on.
The guitar’s two Custom Bucker S pickups have been recreated to the exact specs and materials of the original PAFs in Mr Juszkiewicz’s guitar, and exhibit a slightly lighter wind than average, resulting in outstanding definition and clarity, yet plenty of thickness and body resulting in some of the best sounding pickups to have come from Gibson.
Collector’s Choice #12 was offered in a limited run of only 300 guitars and comes with its Custom Shop Case and COA.