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Gibson Custom 2013 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Plaintop

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By the time the sunburst finish finally arrived on Gibson's Les Paul Model in 1958, the guitar had already evolved through several modifications thro...Click To Read More About This Product

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True to all of the original instrument's features with a rich, rubbed appearance.

By the time the sunburst finish finally arrived on Gibson's Les Paul Model in 1958, the guitar had already evolved through several modifications through the course of the decade, including the arrival of the Tune-o-matic bridge in 1956 and humbucking pickups in 1957. As legendary as '50s Les Pauls have become, Gibson had sold fewer of the guitar every year since 1953, the year following its introduction, when the company shipped 2,245 Les Pauls.

Gibson president Ted McCarty blamed some of the model's waning popularity on its flashy Goldtop finish, and attempted to bolster its appeal with an elegant and more traditional Cherry Sunburst finish. Since this finish now displayed the grain of the guitar's carved maple top, Gibson also now used "bookmatched" two-piece tops glued together with a center seam, giving each guitar its very own distinct look and marking the beginning of the guitar world's fascination with figured maple tops, even though the majority of the tops used in 1958 were considered "plain" when compared to the tops used one year later and beyond.

The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson's Custom Shop presents the most accurate recreation yet available of this first incarnation of the hallowed "Burst," in a guitar that contains all the crucial ingredients, with a less showy maple top that is sometimes considered more authentic looking than those with highly detailed figuring. Also, while all Les Pauls were finished in Cherry Sunburst in 1958, these faded in greatly varying degrees, which are now accurately represented in the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue finish selections. Available in VOS are Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst. Gloss choice is Washed Cherry Sunburst.

The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue relies on the ingredients that made the Les Paul a classic in the first place, but puts them together in the way that first began to show off what was going on underneath the finish. The Gibson Custom Shop uses a body of solid, non-weight relieved mahogany, which blends depth and richness with the snap and clarity of the maple top. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck still has a chunky, rounded '50s profile, which, in combination with the traditional long-tenon neck joint, enhances sustain and resonance as well as feeling great in the hand.

In addition to these classic ingredients, the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye beneath its nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Gibson Custom's new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late '50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF "bite." These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar's volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing "woman tone" when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson's state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owner's manual and adjustment literature.

FEATURES
One-piece rosewood fingerboards
Aniline Dye
Kluson Deluxe machine heads
Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
Custom Buckers
Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
Includes Gibson Custom case

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Top: Carved Maple Top
Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond
Neck
Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
Profile: Early '50s Rounded
Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
Joint Angle: 4 (+/- 15 seconds)
Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
Fingerboard
Species: One-piece Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Binding: Single-ply Cream
Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
Nut
Material: Nylon
Width: 1.687
Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
Truss Rod: Cover Vintage Black and White
Angle: 17 Degrees
Tuners
Model: Kluson Deluxe
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Plating: Nickel
Bridge
Type: ABR-1 bridge
Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece
Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Plating: Nickel
Hardware
Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Dial Pointers
Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Pickguard: Cream
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Control Plate: Cover Black
Strings: .010 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
Neck Position: Custom Bucker
Bridge Position: Custom Bucker
Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Capacitors: Bumblebee
Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
Finish
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Treatment: Aniline Dye
Case
Type: Custom Shop Hardshell
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Gibson Custom2013 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Plaintop
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The real deal

By FDA00

from Little Rock

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Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Gibson Custom 2013 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Plaintop:

I got one of these a few weeks ago and it is a beauty. And it's a beast. It's heavy and the neck is a handful, but it sounds like nothing else can. I plugged it in and hit it and it didn't disappoint. I've heard a lot of LPs, but this is the epitome. It's like hearing an old Harley rev up. It's well built by the Custom Shop, and the private reserve folks were great. It came out of the case in great shape with new VR10s and a pretty good setup courtesy of the private reserve crew. Worth every penny!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing LP

By Cougatz

from Brooklyn, NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson Custom 2013 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Plaintop:

    I got this beauty a few weeks ago and it did not disappoint. I love the feel of the beefy neck and after having a 2007 LP studio, I really appreciate the weight (the one I ordered weighs in at a little over 9lbs). Everything about this guitar is solid. And I love the custom bucker pickups. Serious bite with incredible clarity. Gibson Custom killed it with this one. This LP is a keeper.

     
    4.0

    Great guitar, poor shipping

    By strattac

    from Waco,TX

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Shipping

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Custom 2013 1958 Les Paul Standard Historic Reissue VOS Plaintop:

    Great playing guitar, Gibson got this one right, Plays and sounds great. The 58 neck is definitly a handful but the action and playablity is geat. I think the beefy neck may be why the sustain is so great with this model. I have large hands and I love it.

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