Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

Epiphone has announced the limited edition release of their version of the 1959 Les Paul Standard...

Here's part of the official release:

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Holy Grail! Most guitar historians and collectors consider the 1959 Les Paul Standard, the 'holy grail' of Les Paul's - not to mention of all electric guitars. Although the only significant change made in that year was to flatter, wider frets that allowed more dramatic bends, the impact of that change was not truly realized until the 1960's when countless rock and blues players discovered the magical fat, warm voice and feel of the Les Paul Standard.

To commemorate this classic instrument, Epiphone introduces the new Limited Edition '1959' Les Paul Standard. With a history going back to the 1940's when Les Paul himself would visit the Epiphone factory in New York and work on what has come to be known as the first electric guitar, this Limited Edition also pays homage to the man that started it all.

You can get all the details on the entire new range here...

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.