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Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar Washed Cherry

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The 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS guitar begins with a solid mahogany back and carved plain maple top. The one-piece mahogany neck is t...Click To Read More About This Product

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As close to an original '58 as you can get.

The 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS guitar begins with a solid mahogany back and carved plain maple top. The one-piece mahogany neck is topped with a gorgeous rosewood fretboard that's adorned with acrylic trapezoid inlays with shape and color true to the original. Early '50s rounded neck profile delivers the vintage feel players love. BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups deliver famous vintage Les Paul tone.

In an effort to jump start the steadily declining sales of the Les Paul model, Gibson abandoned the familiar gold finish and used a translucent, cherry sunburst finish which showed off the figured maple tops that were often used on Les Pauls. The renamed Les Paul Standard made its debut in 1958.

Vintage Original Spec series instruments receive a special nitro-cellulose finish treatment yielding the patina of a gently-aged vintage guitar while handcrafting enhances comfort and playability. Each VOS model has a solid mahogany back; historically accurate long-neck tenon for strength and sustain; and period-correct neck profile, hardware, and electronics.



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FEATURES
Body and Hardware:
  • Carved plain maple top
  • Solid mahogany back
  • Single-ply cream binding on top
  • Thin toggle switch washer and jack plate
  • Nickel hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar
Neck and Headstock:
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • Early '50s rounded neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Vintage tulip tuners
Electronics and Strings:
  • BurstBucker 1 (R) and 2 (T) pickups
  • CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Vintage Reissue .010 strings
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Gibson Custom1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Outclassed by Gibson

By TAYLORFANFOR LIFE

from Texas

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Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

Okay, I have been an avid fan of the Epiphone Les Paul. Always thought they were phenomenally crafted at a good price. Still feel the same about them, however, after playing the real deal, at least this model, I can honestly see, feel, hear an enormous difference in sound and quality. The craftsmanship is unmatched..playability is unreal.. I think I got lucky and found one that really fit and played to my ultimate liking...they are truly the creme de la creme of guitars... and worth the extra if you can pull it off... at least for me.
What sets this apart from the Epiphone model is higher quality electronics. Definitely can hear the difference. Other than that pretty much the same standard les paul features.
Top quality instrument. You can tell just by playing it. Compare it to other Les Paul's and you can definitely feel and hear the difference.
Okay, this is a little hard to rate. How much of an investment are you willing or can you make. It was absolutely worth the extra for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's not just a guitar - it's a lady

By Skid-bcdYK

from Schwäbisch Hall

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

The Gibson Les Paul 1958 VOS is the best guitar I've ever owned. Every single note, that is played on this great instrument, sounds absolute powerful and great. The playability is great (In my opinion) because I love the thick, round neck- the guitar feels fantastic. One of the things I love about this guitar, is the difference between the two humbucker... when you select the pickups with the toggle switch, it's not a huge sound step... it dosn't sound like a complete diffrent guitar. It's the perfect guitar for Blues and Rock till Hard Rock - greetings from Germany and sorry for my simpel english.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson 58

By ballzzzzzz

from Salt Lake City

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a little less then a year ago, and it's really a great guitar. I love the look of it, and the feel of it, but one thing is just the huge neck, sometimes I like it, but other times when I'm trying to shred, it kind of bugs me. But I've come the realization that people need to stop worrying about how big the neck is or how big the frets are and just play because sometimes I can shred like no other on this guitar, and I've seen other people do it too, so it's all just matter of opinion. But other then that, it's a great sounding guitar, really heavy and everything, you can tell just by looking at it that it's a quality guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain To

By Preston-PwNL-

from Solon, OH

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

I tried this because i want a Slash Jimmy Pageish guitar. I didnt wanna pay 2K more for a 59', so i decided to look at this baby. The neck is HUGE, so unless your a not blues/jazz/rytheme player (there the best), or your worried about playing 10000 notes a minute (there bad), then this isnt the guitar for you. But like i said its perfect for blues guitarists. This is a pretty heavy guitar hence its non-wieght relieved. I played it out of a JIMI Hendrix Marshall and a Mesa Boogie Rect-o-verb. The mesa ROCKED! I loved it, it got heavy, but cleaned up amaizing. Im ordering it in 5 days.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfection

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

I don't own this guitar, but I do play it at my local guitar center. Let me tell you, this guitar is probably one of if not the best guitar gibson has ever made. When you plug it into a Marshall plexi, it sounds amazing with the deep end and the tick and beefy notes it plays.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Andy Lake

from Curitiba/Paraná - Brazil

Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

I'm sure that this is the most fantastic guitar I ever played. The first time I saw it in a store I minded it was the right guitar for me! And WOW! When I plugged it in a 1959HX from Marshall (the Plexi), and when I touch the strings I realized that I have to buy it.Guys: IT WORTH EVERY PENNY! Wow, for weeks I've been amazed by the sound and the vint look of this marvellous guitar.If you're worried 'bout the fact it has no Flamed Top... Guy... Nevermind it! The Plain Top has more of the vintage look of the VOS Series...

 
5.0

Gibson R8

By Bluesman56

from Seattle

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

    This is my 4th Les Paul and all I can say is "This is the one" Love the feel, the bigger neck and the tone - wow.No matter what I play it through, my Twin Reverb or my Marshall JCM 800, sounds incredible. Ifeel bad about my Traditional Pro and Goldtop because they just sit in the case now, the 58R8 gets all my attention

     
    5.0

    Sweet Axe

    By Hunter-q1rfm

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

    This les paul is truley amazing. Hoping to own one soon. Awesome Axe!!!

     
    5.0

    The Music Man Guitar

    By STRATMatt678

    from Toronro

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    Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is awesome! my friend eddy has it and I've played it a few times and am just blown away by its quality and tone. It may be a little bit pricey but if you have a little bit more spending money and are looking for an all-around great sounding axe, then this ones for you.

     
    5.0

    1958 Gibson Les Paul

    By LP fanatic

    from canada

    Comments about Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar:

    I always wanted a gibson 1959 les paul but 5grand was out of my price range. So i was just going to get a les paul standard but was a bit disappointed with the new standard's because there chambered and it just didn't sound the same. So i decided to save up a few more bucks and get the 1958 les paul which sounds just the same as the 59 and is 2grand cheaper and if you don't think the plan top looks as nice as the flame top don't worry it looks alot better when you see it up close then in the pics. And the guitar just has that vintage tone and i don't mean a nice lovly clean tone though it sounds great clean I mean it has a great rock tone i wanted that Jimmy Page type classic rock tone and this guitar has it. But i do suggest that you have a good amp let's face it an expensive guitar won't sound good though a cheap amp i play it though a marshall and it sounds great.

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