Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Washed Cherry Electric Guitar (SN:84857)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Washed Cherry Electric Guitar, serial number 84857. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 15.6 oz.)

Although the Les Paul had already started to evolve with modifications including the Tune-O-Matic bridge in '56 and the humbucking pickups a year later,  the 1958 Les Paul marked a turning point for the Les Paul with the introduction of the first sunburst finish. President of Gibson, Ted McCarty, was convinced that the declining sales and diminishing popularity of the Les Paul were a result of the flashy Gold Top finish, and sought to revamp its appeal with an elegant, more traditional Cherry Sunburst finish. Because the grains of maple were now visible through the finish, Gibson started to use “bookmatched” two-piece tops glued together with a center seam, giving each and every single one a unique and distinctive character. Gibson Custom Shop has faithfully replicated the classic 1958 Les Paul Standard with all the key ingredients, including lightly figured top for a more authentic look. Although the original '58s were only available in Cherry Sunburst, each of the “burst” finishes offered on the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissues represents varying degrees to which the original Cherry Sunburst finish had faded, including a Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry sunburst.

This 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue is reliant on the pivotal elements that made the Les Paul truly classic, but combines them in a way that flaunted what was really underneath the finish, a subtle lightly figured maple top. The body is crafted from solid, non-weight relieved mahogany, a perfect mixture of both richness and depth with the clarity and snap of the maple top. The neck is carved from quarter-sawn mahogany into a fat, rounded '50s, baseball bat neck profile and features a long-tenon neck joint that equates to increased resonance, sustainability and player comfort.

Part of Gibson's 20th Annivesary Specifications, the '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes equipped with a pair of Custom Bucker pickups that are capable of producing all the classic tone of the coveted PAFs of the late '50s. Keeping the originals in mind, Gibson Custom employs Alnico III magnets as well as unequal turns of each coils 42 AWG wire for that renowned bite delivered by PAF pickups. Each pickup features independent volume controls, allowing the tone of these pickups to clean up nicely, while the bumblebee tone capacitors facilitate a warm, singing tone when you roll back on the tone controls. Other Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specs include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a no-tubing Historic Truss Rod assembly, accurate fingerboard/body binding color,  period-correct Aniline dye beneath its nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Each 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue comes fully protected inside of a Custom Shop hardshell case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Get your Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Washed Cherry Electric Guitar (Serial#: 84857) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape Early '50s Rounded
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Type ABR-1
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Body
Carved Top with Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Back

Single-Ply Cream Binding on Top

Franklin Titebond Adhesive

1-Piece Neck with Long Neck Tenon

Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)

Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

Neck Fit
Hot Hide Glue Adhesive

Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

1-Piece Rosewood Fingerboard with Single-Ply Cream Binding and Cellulose Trapezoid Inlays

Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062

Material: Nylon

Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Holly Headstock Veneer with Pearl Logo

Vintage Black and White Truss Rod Cover

17 Degree Headstock Angle

Nickel-Plated Kluson Deluxe Tuners with a 12:01 Tuning Ratio

Nickel-Plated Bridge

Nickel-Plated Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece

Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Pickguard: Cream
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Control Plate Cover: Black
Strings: .010 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Capacitors: Bumblebee
Toggle Switch: 3-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"

Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Period-Correct Aniline Dye

Certificate of Authenticity Included
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 15.6 oz.
Series Historic Reissue
Model 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue VOS


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