Gibson / "Chicken Shack Burst" CC №38 / 2017 / Original Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Here we have a stunning example of a Gibson Collector's Choice #38 Les Paul. It's in incredible condition, and really looks and feels the part of an early 1960 Burst.


It sounds great, the Custombucker pickups sound much like those early PAFs, with an openness and clarity to them that escapes many humbuckers. All in this just a great Les Paul, and a must for anyone who's keen to experience that "00" Burst magic...


It comes with all its original case, paperwork, and case candy.



Here's what Gibson has to say about the Collector's Choice series, and CC #38:


The Collector's Choice ™ Series makes it possible to own a recreation of a specific guitar. Once again working with a specific instrument and its owner allowed Gibson Custom full access so that it could be analyzed, digitally scanned and measured from every conceivable perspective. Now Gibson Custom can faithfully recreate the individual personality of a specific serial number, thereby bringing its magic within reach of a limited number of owners. 


The details of finish, material, wear and tone in the Collector's Choice™ range are as near to a perfect re-creation of each guitar's current condition as is humanly possible.


The earliest 1960 Les Pauls were essentially 1959 'Bursts, featuring the same beefy neck profile, thin sunburst finish and, in the case of the rarest of them like the "Chicken Shack 'Burst", an amazing flame maple top. 


Collector's Choice #38 is a striking replica of original serial #0 0205, a well known vintage Burst among those early

1960 Pauls built to 1959 specs. Drew Berlin, one of its proud owners, refers to these as "double O's" and has worked extensively with Gibson Custom to help recreate one of the most visually and sonically amazing guitars in the Collector's Choice range.


The " Chicken Shack 'Burst" gains its namesake from the band founded by Stan Webb in 1965. Stan played the guitar live through the 1980's, before it was sold to Vic DaPra in the early 9Os and shipped to America. Its eye-popping flame maple top and powerful bluesy tone caught the attention of players, collectors and publishers alike. It's been featured in The Beauty of the Burst, Sunburst Alley and, most recently, Burst Believers Ill. It's now offered in a very limited run that will be determined by the availability of qualifying (and very intense) flamed maple required to create it.

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
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Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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