Kantor Vault: Private collection

'59 Les Paul 12-String

Gibson Custom Shop®

OK , I had been after this idea for some time and Rick Gembar head of the Custom Shop basically said “If I turned down making one of these for Jimmy Page, why would I make one for you?!!” Many trips to Nashville later over a couple of drinks Rick finally caved in and this is the result. this guitar is documented as the first Les Paul 12 String ever built. Mark McGuire would not allow us to use a perfect Cherry Sunburst finish as there was no such guitar in 1959! Therefore I settled for a heritage cherry sunburst and I think you can see this guitar speaks for itself! Rick recants that in his 18 years at Gibson he has only produced two Les Paul 12 String guitars… Mine and then one for Warren Haynes… another first!