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Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry Sunburst (SN:85116)

SKU: G85116XXX-P

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You are looking at a Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry Sunburst, serial number 85116. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 11.9 oz.)

The Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue offers players an outstanding, true-to-spec replica of the fabled first-year 'Burst. From the headstock to the plastics and everything in between, each aspect of the original 'Burst has been painstakingly re-created with unrivaled accuracy thanks to Gibson Custom’s new True Historic specifications.

Back in '58, the maple tops used on Les Pauls were relatively plain in comparison to the tops used on the '59s. Holding true to the original, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue features a hand-selected lightweight mahogany back and a maple top with little to no figure and an authentic 1958 Les Paul dish carve. The top showcases single-ply True Historic Reissue cream binding while top and body are joined with vintage-spec hand-applied hide glue adhesive just as they were back in the '50s.

The one-piece, 24.75"-scale mahogany neck is carved into a vintage-correct 1958 Les Paul profile and carries a one-piece, 12"-radius solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets for classic Gibson playability and comfort. Just as the originals, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul boasts an authentic reissue neck joint that's fitted to the body with hot hide glue adhesive, a thinner 1958 True Historic Holly head veneer, a nylon nut and a Historic Reissue truss rod with no tubing. Catering to the genuine Gibson looks, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul features comfortably rolled True Historic Reissue cream fingerboard binding, aged nitrocellulose trapezoid fretboard inlays and tortoise shell side dots.

Dressed in a True Historic wet-sanded thin lacquer finish with period-correct aniline dye filler, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue is available in your choice of three classic 'Burst colors that represent the varying degrees in which the original 'Burst finish had faded: Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Dark Burst and Vintage Lemon Burst. For added vintage appeal, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul is also offered in Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Aged Vintage Dark Burst, and Aged Vintage Lemon Burst.

The True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue comes loaded up with a set of Custom Bucker pickups with vintage-accurate True Historic Replica VOS nickel covers. Crafted to the precise specifications of the original PAFs, these pickups dish out all the screamin' 'Burst-certified tones that helped shape the Les Paul into the legend that it is today. The classic control layout consists of a 3-way toggle and independent tone and volume controls for each pickup.

The plastics and hardware used on the True Historic 1958 Les Paul remain faithful to the originals in every way. All of the plastics including the pickguard, truss rod cover, control knobs, backplate cover, switch washer and trim rings have all been authentically re-created through molecular-level analysis of the originals. The vintage-accurate genuine nickel-plated hardware consists of an ABR thumbwheel bridge, a reissue lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, and a set of reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Key Single Band tuning machines.

The Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue comes with the full protection of a period-correct reissue brown Les Paul hardshell case with pink fur lining. A bound Custom Shop True Historic Certificate of Authenticity completes the package.

With a very limited number of these finely-crafted reissues available, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar poses a rare opportunity for the discerning player and the avid collector alike. Get yours 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 in Binder
  • 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 1958 Les Paul
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Single Cutaway
Neck Type Reissue
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Solid Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top 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
Other Features Please See 'More Info' Tab for Additional Specifications
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 11.9 oz.
Series True Historic
Model True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue

Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Additional Specifications

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.