TOM DOYLE "TIME MACHINE" RELIC #13
AGED LES PAUL '59 REISSUE
2016 '59 Reissue Featuring our Doyle
Coils TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers
'59 Holy Grail Harness with Real PIO BumbleBee Caps ~ Weighs 8lbs.
It’s just like a REAL Played ’59 Burst… without
the half million dollar price tag!
2016 GIBSON CUSTOM SHOP 1959 HISTORIC
"TIME MACHINE" #13 RELIC HISTORIC AGED LES PAUL
Featuring our Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES
PAF Humbuckers & '59 Holy Grail
with PIO Real Bumble Bee Caps...
With Vintage Aged Lifton Case
KILLER AAA DIRTY LEMON BURST FLAME
WEIGHS IN AT 8 lbs 14 ozs
TOM DOYLE TIME MACHINE #13 RELIC
AGED 1959 LES PAUL BURST- THIS
IS A VERY RARE AND SPECIAL
OFFERING RIGHT FROM RIGHT FROM
TOM'S BENCH - THIS GUITAR AND
VINTAGE STYLE LIFTON CASE HAVE
BEEN COMPLETELY AGED & RELIC'D
BY MR. TOM DOYLE AND HIS TEAM
... TOM WAS LES PAUL'S PERSONAL
GUITAR BUILDER AND SOUNDMAN OF
OVER 45 YEARS. THIS LIMITED
EDITION TOM DOYLE "TIME MACHINE"
RELIC '59 HISTORIC REISSUE LES
PAUL R9 IS VERY COLLECTABLE AND
COMES WITH A SPECIAL TIME
MACHINE CERTIFICATE OF
AUTHENTICITY SIGNED BY TOM, AND
AGED & WORN LIFTON CASE.
ALSO COMES WITH ONE OF
OUR DOYLE COILS T-SHIRTS WITH
DISTRESSED VINTAGE LOGO... THIS
ON DOES NOT HAVE THE ORIGINAL
GIBSON COA, BE ADVISED
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN PART OF THE
ACTUAL LES PAUL LEGACY...
Every single part, piece, widget, screw, and
molecule has been meticulously aged, relic’d,
antiqued, and worn down… EVERYTHING! We do
this not just for atheistic reasons (although
it does all look mighty cool), but to
make the entire guitar “open up”, resonate,
vibrate, and sing. No razor blade checking
here baby… it’s all REAL actual hot/cold
weather checking and spider cracking that
releases this vintage monster from its
“shell”. The wood of the guitar comes alive,
and our Doyle Coils PAF Humbucker pickups
let you hear the very essence of the
structure of the guitar itself… that’s why
old, played down, vintage Les Paul guitars
sound so damn amazing, and why this one does
too! It’s just like a REAL Played ’59 Burst…
without the half million dollar price tag!
next time you look at an Aged or Relic'd Les
Paul… take a really good look. Have you ever
seen or played first-hand what a real late
50’s Model Les Paul Standard actually looks
like when it’s been played for almost 60
years? We have… more times than we could
possibly count over the
last 5 or 6 decades. When you see a “factory
aged” Les Paul, ever notice how generally the
only thing that seems to get aged is the
top, and perhaps ever so slightly… the
nickel hardware? Now compare that to a Real
Vintage 1959 Les Paul Burst that has been
played its whole life… a keen eye will
quickly notice all the outrageous
shortcomings of these so called “aged”
When Tom Doyle
and his team Vintage Age and Relic a Les
Paul guitar, the ENTIRE guitar gets complete
attention. Think about it for a moment… how
could an almost 60 year old guitar have a
weather checked top but then have brand new
shiny volume and tone knobs with no “greening”, perfectly
clean finger indicators with no rust? How
could the top be so old, but the hardware
looks so clean and new? Why are the tuning
keys brand new and not discolored, and the
nickel housing not patina’d and rusted? How
can the pearloid fret markers not be
discolored? And for God’s sake, how can all
the plastics be fresh and clean, and crisp…
right from the factory? We could go on and
on… So again, take a really good look at
these supposedly aged or relic'd (and very
expensive) Les Paul
guitars! Rather questionable in our humble opinion.
look at this!
So… how and why do we
know all of this?
Well… if you haven’t
heard of Tom Doyle, then please go Google
him… we’ll wait
Tom Doyle and Les Paul in
the Lab 1964
You see, Tom Doyle was Les Paul’s
personal guitar builder, repairman,
restorer, soundman & engineer,
co-inventor, fixer, and all around
right hand man for over 45 years.
Tom knows more about the Les Paul
guitar than any other single human
being on the planet… and that’s
putting it mildly. Tom was side by
side with Les, “in the trenches”
since the early 60’s… working
tirelessly and was dedicated to “The
Master” his entire life. After Les
would destroy a beautiful guitar in
the quest for this sound or that, he
would summarily bring it to Tom
Doyle to fix, repair, restore, and
even make it better than it was
before Les applied his “handy work”.
By the late 60’s and early 70’s, the
word got out that Tom Doyle was
doing amazing things with Mr. Les
Paul… and the guitar legends came
running. Guys like Jimmy Page, Rick
Derringer, Paul McCartney, Chet
Atkins,, and all of the “jazz guys”
like Bucky Pizzarelli, Al Dimeola
soon had Tom building, modding,
and/or repairing their guitars too.
Then in the 80’s Tom was building
and working on guitars for the likes
of George Benson, Tommy James, Sting,
Muddy Waters… and the list goes on and on.
Tom became known worldwide as
“The Luthier to the Stars”. Not bad work,
if you can get it!
So… why the
history lesson? We want you to know what you
are looking at here. Tom and his team have
completely stripped this guitar down to its
core. Every single part and piece has been
painstakingly pored over, aged, relic’d,
antiqued, patina’d, and fussed over and
rebuilt. Then even more importantly, the
entire guitar has been elevated to a whole
new level with Tom Doyle’s own Doyle Coils
TRU-CLONES PAF Humbuckers, our Holy Grail
'59 Les Paul Harness w/Real Bumblebee PIO
Caps - New pots, caps, wires, switch, jack…
the whole 9 yards. Even the Lifton Case has
been turned into a vintage and relicd’
object of art… no stone left unturned. It’s
the Complete Package!
In short, this
Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Historic 1959
Reissue is a Masterpiece… Virtually
indistinguishable from the Real Deal 1959
Les Paul Standard Burst, and we even dare
say that it sounds better! The guitar has
all of the mojo, prestige, vintage charm,
old-school feel & playability of a Real
Burst, and of course that “wow factor” of
those famous artist played ’59 Bursts you’ve
drooled over all of your life… But without
that six figure price tag.
other guys out there aging and relic’ing Les
Paul guitar? Sure… but how many of them were
Les Paul’s personal guitar builder and
constant companion for all things music for
over 45 years? Tom Doyle is nothing less
than a walking-talking encyclopedia of the
legacy of our friend and legend, Mr. Les
Paul… and the guitar that famously bears his
name. This is an opportunity to put your
hands on an amazing Historic Aged Les Paul
Relic straight from “The Source”… it really
doesn’t get any better than this!
the first things we do is strip the guitar all
the way down to nothing but a body and a neck…
and we get rid of over 2/3rds of the glossy
nitro finish. This lets the guitar “breathe”.
This is a major component of why old vintage
guitars sound so woody and have that live and
earthy, sweet tone. While tons of nitrocellulose
lacquer gives a Les Paul its “fish bowl” glossy
and shiny finish, it does the guitar no favors
when it comes to capturing that vintage late
50's tone we’re all chasing. Getting rid of a
majority of the massive amount of lacquer allows
the guitar to vibrate, resonate, and ring in a
way only 50 and 60 year old Les Pauls, that have
been played and played over decades, can
painstakingly age, wear, breakdown, and antique
every single part, piece, component, nut, bolt,
and screw. Everything on the guitar gets aged…
just as an almost 60 year old guitar would get
aged by time, use, wear, smoke, weather, sweat,
bumps, and bruises… and just plain being played
and played. That’s what these beautiful guitars
were made for – to be played!
guitar’s finish gets weather checked, just as it
would over time. It gets faded, scratched, hit,
cracked, popped, and generally molested… just
like a gigged and heavily used guitar would be.
Not just willy-nilly and indiscriminately… but
with great care. We take great pains to recreate
the natural wear patterns of actual decades of
use by real guitar players in real live player
situations… we’ve studied this at great lengths.
After all we’ve been playing guitar ourselves
our whole lives, and building guitars for the
“Greats” for over 50 years.
Every little detail is given the utmost
attention… nothing left to chance, and we use
every part of our knowledge as professional
luthiers to achieve a completely realistic ‘59
Burst. The result is nothing less than
Now for the “Pièce De Résistance”… We install
our world famous Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES PAF
Humbucker pickups, Les Paul’s final pickup
project! These pickups were the last invention
Les was working on to improve the sound
of the Les Paul guitar. As if that weren’t enough, we rewire
the whole guitar with our ’59 Holy Grail Harness
~ 550K high audio taper pots, and REAL
paper-in-oil vintage correct .022 Bumble Bee
capacitors… The Best of The Best!
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DOYLE COILS HERE
Walk into any music store, a gig, recording
studio, or a friend’s
house with an old worn vintage Lifton Case
snap open the latches, pull out this guitar and
mouths will drop… happens every time we show up
anywhere with one of these “Time Machine”
Relics. Sometimes we have a hard time convincing
some people that it’s not the Real McCoy. Then when
they hear it played through your favorite amp… minds are blown, and heads
just shake in disbelief.
SO CLOSE TO A REAL '59 BURST ITS UNCANNY!
2016 1959 REISSUE SPEC UPDATES OVERVIEW:
• One piece, single layer Rosewood
fingerboards with real celluloid Trapezoid
• Aniline dye on back & sides on burst
finishes. This was original and discontinued
many years ago. Aniline dye is a vintage wood
coloring technique that accentuates wood grain
• Kluson “Deluxe” tuners – the most accurate
reproductions to date. These tuning keys feature
the correct color, vintage profile and
• Hide glue on neck to body joint. Many argue
that the original hide-glue guitars are tonally
superior to the modern aliphatic adhesives. Hide
glue turns transparent in the neck joint & also
allows for easier removal of the neck.
• New Custom Bucker pickups. These new Custom
Bucker Pickups are the most accurate
reproduction of the original fifties PAF pickups
to date and not available after market.
• Truss Rod Assembly has been redesigned to
the vintage truss rods of the 50's & do not have
sleeve or "condom" of the previous reissues.
• Slightly darker cream binding to match the
original 50's Gibsons.
• New color formula for the back & sides that
result in a slightly darker color with more
depth & grain presentation.
This LIKE NEW 2016 Gibson Custom
1959 Les Paul started off as a Hand Chosen
Historic 1959 Reissue R9 with a simply amazing AAA
Dirty Lemon Burst Flame Maple Top... and then was
meticulously hand aged and upgraded by Tom Doyle & his Team.
This Guitar weighs in at a beefy vintage weight of 8lbs.
14ozs... and is a VERY Resonant Vintage Sounding guitar!
LIMITED EDITION TOM DOYLE "TIME MACHINE"
'59 HISTORIC REISSUE LES PAUL R9 IS VERY
COLLECTABLE AND COMES WITH A SPECIAL CERTIFICATE
OF AUTHENTICITY SIGNED BY TOM, A REAL AGED &
WORN LIFTON CASE. ALL THE ORIGINAL GIBSON HANG
TAGS AND CANDY, AS WELL AS ONE OF
OUR DOYLE COILS T-SHIRTS WITH DISTRESSED VINTAGE
DIRTY LEMON FLAME TOP RELIC '59 BURST
Everyone who owns one of these is absolutely overjoyed
MACHINE #13 LES PAUL RELIC
THIS IS A
VERY RARE AND SPECIAL OFFERING
THIS GUITAR AND VINTAGE STYLE LIFTON CASE HAVE BEEN
COMPLETELY AGED & RELIC'D
BY MR. TOM DOYLE AND HIS TEAM ... TOM WAS LES PAUL'S
BUILDER AND SOUNDMAN OF OVER 45 YEARS
SHIPPING & PAYMENT
BUYER TO PAY
$75 FOR SHIPPING WITHIN LOWER 48 STATES USA
REQUIRED TO PAY WITHIN 24-48 HOURS OF BEING INVOICED
THE SAME OR NEXT BUSINESS DAY ONCE PAYMENT RECEIVED!
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel this
auction at any time as this guitar is also listed
for sale locally. So if you want this guitar, then
bid now before its gone... thanks!
~ GOOD LUCK
AND HAPPY BIDDING ~
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CONTACT US DIRECTLY BEFORE YOUR BID CAN BE ACCEPTED
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YOUR BEST OFFER NOW...
THIS SPECIAL GUITAR WILL NOT LAST!
"TIME MACHINE" #13 RELIC
2016 GIBSON LES
PAUL CUSTOM SHOP 1959 REISSUE
AGED 59 IN VINTAGE AAA DIRTY LEMON BURST
FLAMED MAPLE - HIGHLY FIGURED
GIBSON BROWN LIFTON CASE, TAGS, ETC...
FREE TO CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ~
International Buyers will be required to pay an additional 3% fee of
the selling price to cover added transaction and handling charges...
No Exceptions. Thank you.
Les Paul’s Final Dream of the Ultimate Humbucker Pickup Comes to
BUY YOURSELF THIS
GORGEOUS AND VERY COLLECTABLE GUITAR...
IT IS SURE TO GO UP IN VALUE & SOUND AND LOOK EVEN BETTER AS
TIME GOES BY!
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