| November 29, 2023 |

Behold the Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Limited Edition Murphy Lab Aged With Brazilian Rosewood

Materials of the highest quality cherry-picked by Tom Murphy himself, including Brazilian rosewood fretboards, super lightweight mahogany bodies, and AAAA-figured maple tops

Ready to rock your holiday season, regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice? Even if you deserve a lump of coal in your stocking this holiday season—we hope not—perhaps you should consider sneaking in something extraordinary for your collection? Dive into 130 years of the Gibson legacy, a brand that’s reverberated through countless genres and influential generations of players. 

This year, we’re cranking up the excitement with an exclusive collection from the Gibson Custom Murphy Lab. Tom Murphy, our resident guitar-crafting wizard, has been working his magic, crafting something that’s not just special, but legendary for the discerning guitar aficionado. Don’t just add to your collection—elevate it with a piece of Gibson’s heart and soul.

Gibson Custom Shop is proud to introduce the first-ever 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Limited Edition Murphy Lab Aged With Brazilian Rosewood. This amazing limited run incorporates Tom Murphy’s deep knowledge of vintage guitars, his passion for the craft, and inspired creativity to bring his vision of the ultimate 1959 Les Paul™ Standard reissues to life. These rare gems are available in the USA only from Gibson Custom Shop at authorized, premium Gibson dealers and on Gibson.com.

What else makes this release astonishing? Featuring only 50 guitars in each of the six color options, hand-selected by Tom Murphy himself, the guitars boast high-quality materials: Brazilian rosewood fretboards, ultra-lightweight mahogany bodies, and hand-picked AAAA-figured maple tops reserved specifically for these fine instruments.

The Murphy Lab aging process for this run of guitars is unique, offering a heavy treatment that sets them apart, including custom-aged plated and plastic parts. Every guitar comes with a leather-bound certificate of authenticity and an aged Lifton™ hardshell case, enhancing their exceptional value.

The six finishes are named after Custom Shop Master Luthier Tom Murphy, including Tom’s Cherry, Tom’s Tea, Tom’s Lemon Burst, Tom’s Tri-Burst and Tom’s Dark Burst—each of the above five colors are available at select dealers.  A sixth color, the Murphy Burst, is available exclusively at the Gibson Garage and at Gibson.com.

Murphy Burst—a Gibson.com and Gibson Garage exclusive!

Tom’s Cherry

Tom’s Dark Burst

Tom’s Lemon Burst

Tom’s Tea

Tom’s Tri-Burst

Explore the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue Limited Edition Murphy Lab Aged With Brazilian Rosewood from Gibson Custom Shop.