Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Iced Tea VOS (SN:R860560)


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You are looking at a Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Iced Tea VOS, serial number R860560. 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 legendary 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 has faithfully replicated the classic first-year 'Burst Les Paul from 1958 with all the key ingredients, including lightly figured top (in comparison to a '59) for a more authentic look. Although the original '58s were only available in Cherry Sunburst, each of the 'Burst finishes offered on the Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard represents varying degrees to which the original Cherry Sunburst finish had faded over time, including a Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco, Iced Tea, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst, and Washed Cherry. Each finish is also available with Gibson Custom's proprietary VOS treatment to offer a gracefully aged aesthetic from the finish down to the hardware.

This Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard 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 mahogany into a fat rounded '50s profile and features an old-school long-tenon neck joint that equates to increased resonance, sustain and player comfort.

The '58 Les Paul Standard comes equipped with a pair of Custom Bucker pickups that are capable of producing all the classic tone of the coveted "Patent Applied For" humbuckers 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 to deliver that renowned bite and growl of those PAF pickups. Just as the originals, each pickup features independent volume and tone controls.

Other vintage-accurate features include a solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, reissue Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, an ABR bridge with a reissue lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, a nylon nut, hot-hide glue neck fit, a no-tubing Historic Truss Rod assembly, accurate fingerboard/body binding color, and period-correct aniline dye.

Each Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard comes with the full protection of a hardshell case and includes a bound Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Custom.

Get your Gibson Custom Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Iced Tea VOS from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape 1950's Style Les Paul
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Les Paul
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon with Historic Long Neck Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Figured Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker
Neck Pickup Custom Bucker
Bridge Type ABR Thumbwheel with Reissue Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 15.6 oz.
Series Standard Historic
Model Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.