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Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar  

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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.



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

    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

    Crafted with precision to be the most historically accurate representation of the real thing. Order now.

     
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    Gibson Custom1958 Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

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    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

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Outclassed by Gibson

      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.

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      5.0

      3rd Les Paul

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

      This is my 3rd Les Paul and it is different than the others, and unique in its own way. I love the way it sounds and feels. Its a little lighter than my fretless wonder custom. I bought it to be a player as the other Les Paul has become to precious to me to leave the house. It is just a great guitar - I really don't know any other way to say it. I'm still bonding with it, I'm sure we will become old friends real soon. Good luck and Buy one.

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      (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.

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      5.0

      Gibson

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

      This is a great guitar. The sound and features is just absolutely great. It have a classic, thick 50's neck, which give the guitar a very fat and nice sound. The only negative thing to mention is that sometimes it goes very quickly out of tune.

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      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.

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      5.0

      The Music Man Guitar

      By STRATMatt678

      from Toronro

      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.

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      5.0

      IT'S ALIVE

      By Toneman-zZ4tu

      from Toronto Canada

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

      OK...First and foremost,let's get one thing straight the flame top has nothing to do with the tone the guitar makes. I own one of these bada** killer monster tone making machines.The plain top actually gives it mor of a vintage vibe and with the added ageing process this bada** is just ALIVE. I've played the 59 and the 60 and for 2bones less and without the flame the 58 overall stands alone in the VOS line of guitars that gibson makes.I'm sure a musician with good ears can agree with the rest of us....Les paul forever...BELEIVE ME THIS GUITAR IS ALIVE right out of the box..thumbs up GIBSON....FInally got this one dead on.....

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      5.0

      I'm speechless

      By GibsonFanatic

      from West Springfield, MA

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

      Wow, this is an absolutely amazing guitar from its gorgeous looks, great tone, and awesome playability. The two burstbucker pickups combined together in one guitar give you any sound you could imagine. Everyday, I can't wait to come home from school to play this guitar, its amazing. By using the rhythm pickup, with a clean tone you can get a nice, bassy and warm blues tone. But when your ready to rock, crank up the distortion and switch to your treble pickup, because it will allow for some thrashing, crisp, clear, and distinct tones. At first I was a little bit skeptical of a guitar with a fat neck, but now that I am used to it I wouldn't use any other neck. The larger size of the neck gives you something substantial to hold on too, making it really easy to play. And the worn VOS finish really does a great job replicating a vingage les paul. My only complaint is that this guitar is extremely expensive, but I must say it is well worth it. This is the same guitar used by countless other famous guitarists, such as Jimmy Page, Slash, and Eric Clapton. Now, stop reading this huge review, when you could be ordering this guitar and playing your way to heaven!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      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...

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