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Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

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The Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Standard features a carved plain maple top, solid mahogany back and sides, and single-ply cream binding on the ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A stunning reissue of the "Holy Grail" of the LP.

The Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Standard features a carved plain maple top, solid mahogany back and sides, and single-ply cream binding on the top. The rounded-profile neck is one-piece mahogany with the original-style truss rod. The rosewood fingerboard is finished with 22 frets, vintage trapezoid inlays, and single-ply cream binding. Seriously scorching output is delivered through dual BurstBucker pickups, tone and volume controls, and a 3-way switch. Electronics include the original CTS pots and bumblebee capacitors for a signal path that's truly vintage.

To protect your investment in quality, this guitar comes complete with a Gibson Custom Shop case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Carved plain maple top
  • Glossy finish
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • BurstBucker pickups
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Top: carved plain maple
  • Back wood: solid mahogany
  • Binding: single-ply cream on top
  • Neck construction: one-piece mahogany with original-style truss rod route
  • Fingerboard: 22-fret rosewood
  • Inlays: vintage trapezoid (accurate shape and color)
  • Binding: single-ply cream
  • Profile: early '50s rounded
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Strings: Vintage Reissue .010-.046
  • Pickups: BurstBucker 1 (rhythm), BurstBucker 2 (treble)
  • Other: CTS pots and bumblebee caps
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
  • Hardware color: nickel
  • Bridge/tailpiece: ABR-1/aluminum stopbar
  • Thin, original-style toggleswitch washer and jackplate
  • Tuner style: Vintage tulip
  • Accessories: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity
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Gibson Custom1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

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Now THIS is a Les Paul!!!

I have been playing LP's for the last 20+ years and I have never been totally satisfied with any of the new ones that I have owned and I certainly can't afford the going...Read complete review

I have been playing LP's for the last 20+ years and I have never been totally satisfied with any of the new ones that I have owned and I certainly can't afford the going rates for real vintage pieces these days...enter the Gibson V.O.S 58 Les Paul Standard.I have been eyeing this guitar for many months;you know how you can just vibe off of the looks of a guitar and know it has to sound good? Well this guitar has the look. Long story short...I finally asked to play it, knowing that once I did, there was no way I would be able leave the store without it ( which is why I never asked before when I was in the store) and I have to say that Gibson nailed it with this one!From the first chord I hit; I heard a tone that I have only heard on my favorite albums such as Led Zepplin, Free, BB's Beano album, etc. The tone was warm and thick yet with a clear chime. I have never really heard this tone out of the newer LP's.The 50's rounded neck is to die for! I didn't feel like I was playing a ruler thin neck; It felt like I really had control of my playing but with little effort...even for barre chords. I don't think I will get cramps in my hand during a gig with this baby. Speaking of barre chords; I could play them just easy high up on the neck as I could in lower positions. The action is low and balanced but without a hint of fret buzz or loss of sustain ( which seemed to go on forever)Plain and simple; this is the real deal. Pricey? Yeah, but I feel this one is worth every penny of it. I will not want for another LP as long I have this one. If this one gets stolen, they will have to keep me in a induced coma for the rest of my life so I won't have to spend my days missing it.Again, the tone from this guitar tight,punchy,thick,warm,bell-like...and any other adjectives that you want add to the tonal description of a vintage guitar. You'll swear this LP actually is from the 50's with CTS pots and bumble bee caps. I am not good at writing reviews but if you have the bucks, try one of these gems out...you won't be able to walk away without buying it...be warned.

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it wasnt worth it

i purchased this guitar because of all of the "great" reviews. i bought this guitar online , but i was very unsatisfied. i dont think this guitar plays better than...Read complete review

i purchased this guitar because of all of the "great" reviews. i bought this guitar online , but i was very unsatisfied. i dont think this guitar plays better than one of my $200-$300 backup guitars. now im pretty much broke after all my savings. this guitar is just not good.

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4.0

It's a Gibson

By GAS man-mNjhZ

from Western US

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

The tone and finish on mine is great. But, out of the box it needed some fretwork. There are two areas on the neck that really buzz. And looking down the neck its easy to see how uneven some of the frets are. And the string spacing was terrible. I put new saddles on mine to fix the spacing. I have 2 other Gibson USA Les Pauls and the frets are level and string spacing is right on. I can't believe that this R8 is a "Custom Shop" guitar, and it needs a fret leveling on the first day. Aside from the fixable problems, the tone is really great. Thats why I still have it. And the finish is flawless. But for the price it should be a bit closer to perfect.

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5.0

Sweet and mean...

By gibby fuchs

from Toronto

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I always had a dream of meaty and clean tone cutting through overdrive like butter...i now have it!I play through a fuchs ODS 30 with which this thing is pure magic.Surprisingly quick for a larger fretboard and no issues for my medium sized hands.The tonal qualities change dramatically with use of volume knobs...so dont forget to explore.Fit and finish are top notch. I like the understated would grain and vintage stain.Since I have bought this guitar, im playing twice as much...call that invigoration.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfection

By Jason-yaj9A

from Monroe, LA

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

Well, to start things off, I have had this guitar for about two and a half years now and this pricey chunk of wood has never ceased to amaze me. The tone from this thing is perfect for ANY type of music, it's just a straight tone monster. The feel of this guitar is unlike any other I've played; the neck is nice and fat and may take a little getting used to, but your fingers run through the frets like butter. I have no complaints about the way this guitar plays or sounds and I GARAUNTEE you won't either, however, one of my inlays has started to come out of the fretboard. This is why I give the quality 4.5/5. Now, that should mean nothing because it is easily taken care of. You're purchasing a grade A Gibson Les Paul, you get every cent worth of your money from this thing. The resale value on Gibsons are incredible to begin with, let alone a custom shop Les Paul. The price has risen over a grand since I bought mine if that says anything. In the end, I believe this is Les Paul can stand up to those around 5-6k, making it the best you can get your hands on. A true masterpiece.Now go, try one, and be amazed.

 
5.0

.....none the less jimmy page uses this guitar!

By whitechocolate16

from Vancouver,WA

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I have played this guitar many a time, and it has been about the most playable guitar on the face of the earth. The only instrument that plays as close as good as this one is the 61 sg. It's the guitar that Page used for about 65% of his career and some of the world's best riffs have been written on these bad-boys. the chunky neck is more comfortable then hell and it feels like someone waxed it just before you played it!

 
5.0

The best guitar I have ever played

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

This is the finest guitar I have ever played. I tried a lot of USA Les Paul standards and this guitar blows them away. The tones is sheer magic and it plays like butter.

 
5.0

best guitar i have ever played

By zeppfan

from Escondido, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

this guitar is simply the best guitar i play i dont own one but i sure wish i did it gives the greatest sound for all Zeppelin fans and who are inspired by Jimmy Page you have to play this guitar now!!!!

 
5.0

The

By Vengrave.

from Williamsburg, Ky

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased this Les Paul from a friend for a very "reasonable" price and I can say now, having played it for several months that I would have paid him twice as much if he'd asked. The guitar is not only beautiful (mine has the washed cherry finish) but the playability is unmatched. The neck dimensions and profile are the best I've ever felt. I've had aches and pains in my hands for years but I can play this beauty for hours with no complaints. All in all this is the best guitar I've ever owned.....period.

 
5.0

I don't want to put it down....

By Missedacut

from Motor City

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

It's a "Paul" so there are expectations before you even pick it up. It's my second Les and my favorite. Sounds good, feels good. It was almost perfect out of the case. I had a tech ajust the action to fit my tastes and that was it. Been rockin ever since. Plugged into a Marshall plexi and you understand the legend behind the late 50's Les Paul's.

 
5.0

'58 Les Paul

By veeman07

from Miami

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

This is the best sounding, best playing guitar I have ever owned. For classic rock, blues, and possibly jazz (with a solid body) it can't be beat. I'd say the only thing this guitar isn't built for is metal, which it can still handle regardless! I play nearly every kind of music, and this baby can take it. From slow blues to sweep-picking. And I can't stress enough the beauty of this guitar; it's just stunning. The neck is butter. It fits your hands perfectly, even if you have small hands. I was used to slimmer necks, but the change is good!So do yourself a favor, and play this guitar, I guarantee you won't leave the store without it.

 
5.0

No wonder its a classic

By roofm

from OH

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I love jimmy page, old Clapton, and early Beck. This guitar covers all. It can even do modern with the right settings on your amp. Cant say enough about the quality of this guitar. Just unbelievable.

 
5.0

Best bang for the buck

By Jasper7778

from charlotte NC

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

Best Les Paul for the money. Gave it a 9 on value only because I think all Gibsons are high but if you are looking at a standard or classic spend a little more and get the 58. The quality and sound are worlds apart. This is by far the best guitar I own and one of the best I have ever played got mine for private reserve you can't bet it.

 
5.0

opinion of 16 year old led zeppelin fan

By nick longi

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I think this is the best guitar in the les paul series. When I think of this guitar I think of great guitarists, like Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, and Scott Gorham.

 
5.0

A Superb Blues AXE

By Ridge Runner

from Cool, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar specifically to play electric blues. I am glad I made the choice. I played several Fenders and an Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom, but still chose this guitar for the sound. Fender makes a nice guitar. The Epiphone is similar, but doesn't quite have the raw thumping power of this bad boy.I have an ES 137 Custom I've played for a little over a year and it's a wonderful utility guitar that really stands out playing jazz.For blues they aren't kidding when they call this the Holy Grail. The Gibson Custom Shop did a marvellous job putting mine together.

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar

By LedZep4ever

from somewhere, U.S.A>

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. It has the sweetest tone ever. It can go from smooth and creamy to heavily distorted, and still sound great. No matter what style of music you are into, this guitar will be perfect for you. I would recommend this guitar to any musician ever. Buy this guitar and rock out!

 
5.0

More Paul Not Les Paul

By Jim McFalls

from Seattle, Washington

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

WOW! Just when you think Gibson has made some nice Les Pauls over the years...then they come out with the Custom Shop '58 Les Paul which should be renamed...More Paul because the one thing this guitar doesn't have is "Les" anything. From the case to my hands quickly tunes and stays that way...then blasts you off your seat with only the great power you would expect from a Les Paul. I would hghly recommend this '58 reissue to anyone that needs attention and command from any stage or venue. Thanks Gibson for continuing to care and for living up to the Gibson name year after year.

 
5.0

Best Guitar Ever Made

By lpistheonlychoice

from San Fransisco, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

When I played the guitar, the tone was magic. When I played I sounded exactly like the legends. Even though I was used to playing 60's necks, this was the best feeling neck I ever played. The playability, look, and tone were awesome. It was heavy, but once I started playing I forgot about it. Les Paul Standards are magic guitars, too. Unless you don't know what to do with your heaps of money, you can save and go for the Standards, and get amazing guitars. The custom shops are nicer though. The detail is nicer on these too. If you played both guitars, not knowing which was which, I doubt you could tell the difference in tone.

 
5.0

Home Run

By spikesspine

from carlsbad, ca

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I own a couple of nice strats and a fine tele but this guitar is a whole new ball game. I now have tones I'd only heard other people play. The guitar is understated elegance. Mine weighs 9 pounds about a pound and a half lighter then a custom. There's no way I'm putting it down. All I can tell you is "it's going, going gone!! It's out of here a grand slam homerun to win the game!! Buy it now before the price goes up. You can't go wrong.

 
5.0

Just Plain Sweet!!!!

By TJ SIMS

from Elk Grove, CA

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

This guitar is just beautiful to look at, hold and smell. Then you plug it in and it just keeps getting better!!! Tone is rich and full flowing. Will distort for hard rock or long sustaining solos. Excellent product!!! Gibson boys did it again! I got mine from a local music store for a bargain. As soon as the salesman opened the case I knew it had to be mine. I'll never part with any of my Les Pauls and this one's my favorite!

 
5.0

Excellent!

By PRS24-LeYZj

from Springfield, IL

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

This is a beautiful instrument in sound and quality.

 
5.0

Clapton/Zep tone

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing it sounds so sweet and smooth just like the original PAFs. This guitar clips almost all amps without even turning the volume up! You can get that classic blues rock clapton tone or the Led zeppelin tone. It produces great harmonics and sound wonderfullll clean. The finish on mine is spectacular.

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