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Tom Murphy is a legend in our industry. Over the years, Tom's relentless dedication to replicating the magic of vintage instruments has made him an authority in the guitar world, and all you need to do is look at his list of clients to see proof of his skills. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Walsh of the Eagles, Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton have all called on Tom to apply his signature magic to their guitars.
So, when our friends at Gibson offered us the opportunity to join such an illustrious list of collaborators, we simply couldn't resist. Now, after months of careful preparation and development, Wildwood Guitars and the Gibson Custom Shop are proud to unveil the Wildwood Spec by Tom Murphy Les Paul Standard Series.
You can see Tom's passion, artistic flair and eye for detail in the historically-accurate plastics, historic serial numbers and stunning Murphy-Burst finishes that grace each one of these guitars, but their appeal goes far beyond the tangible aspects of guitar design. Tom Murphy has imbued these guitars with a vintage mojo that is hard to quantify but impossible to miss. His talent and dedication practically seep through every pore of the wood, and the resulting instruments are some of the most accurate Burst recreations we have EVER played.
Serial Number: 91463
Brand Gibson Custom Shop
Model Wildwood Spec by Tom Murphy 1959 Les Paul Standard - VOS
Finish Color Hand-Painted Murphy Dark Burst
Weight 8.87 lbs.
Top Wood Hand-selected 2 Piece Figured Maple attached with Hot Hide Glue
Body Wood Lightweight Solid Mahogany
Neck Wood 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
Neck Shape '50s Rounded Tom Murphy C
Neck Dimensions .900 1st - 1.020 12th
Fingerboard Rosewood attached with Hot Hide Glue
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Inlays Cellulose Trapezoids
Scale Length 24.75"
Width at Nut 1 11/16"
Binding Single-Ply Cream on Top and Hand-Filed Rolled Fingerboard Binding
Pickups 2 Custom Buckers wound to Wildwood Spec
Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
Tailpiece Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Tuners Kluson "Deluxe"
Unique Features Vintage-Accurate Aged Plastic Parts
Case Gibson Custom Hardshell