Gibson has unveiled its long-awaited, highly-anticipated Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar.
The first offering in what Gibson promises will be a “multi-year partnership" with the Tool guitarist, the Silverburst stunner will be available in two versions. The first is a run of 79 Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom replicas, each aged in exacting detail to match Jones' own '79 Les Paul Custom by the Gibson Custom Shop's Murphy Lab, and signed and numbered by Jones.
The second version is a run of 179 replicas featuring exclusive silkscreen artwork on the rear of the headstock, designed by Jones and Joyce Su.
Like Jones' Les Paul, the replica sports a Seymour Duncan Distortion bridge pickup, a Dimarzio volume pot and custom capacitors. Even the unique neck profile, diamond-shaped strap buttons and the mirror Jones affixed to the headstock of his Les Paul were all also painstakingly recreated.
The Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom is available now. The Aged & Signed version will sell for $9,999, while the Vintage Old Stock replica version rings up at $5,999. The guitars come with Silverburst hardcases, also designed by Jones and Joyce Su.
You can check out the guitar in more detail below in The Witness, an animated short film for which Jones composed and performed the music with Tool bandmates Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey.
For more info on the guitar, stop by gibson.com.
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