Collector’s Choice™ #16 1959 Les Paul “Redeye”

Gibson Custom is proud to announce Collector’s Choice™ #16 1959 Les Paul “Redeye”—as the latest instrument in a series dedicated to recreating the look, feel, tone and vibe of some of guitar history’s rarest instruments.

Collector’s Choice™ #16 is the long-time sidekick of Ed King, co-writer of the southern-rock classic “Sweet Home Alabama” and veteran of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock. King agreed to work with the team at Gibson Custom to recreate his “Collector’s Choice” Les Paul.

The team, which includes Gibson Custom Historic Manager Edwin Wilson, was stunned by the beauty and well-preserved look of King’s cherished instrument. “The top on this thing is crazy, and its condition is actually quite incredible,” observes Wilson. “Once we plugged it in, the rare mix of feel and tone that lay beneath the surface proved this guitar as well-rounded an example of a rare ’59 burst as we have ever had the pleasure to re-create.”

The reproduction embodies the sonic glory and full aesthetic of King’s iconic Les Paul. To learn more about this extraordinary instrument, click here.