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Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1958 Les Paul Standard Murphy-Aged
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Commonly referred to as the "Stradivarius of the 20th century", the Sunburst Les Paul Standard debuted in 1958 featuring PAF pickups and a beautiful ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A extremely limited edition with all the original appointments just like it debuted in '58.
Commonly referred to as the "Stradivarius of the 20th century", the Sunburst Les Paul Standard debuted in 1958 featuring PAF pickups and a beautiful carved maple top, visible for the first time through a stunning sunburst finish. We're proud to exclusively offer 20 plain-topped 50th Anniversary 1958 Les Paul Standard reissues. This finely aged reproduced electric guitar will be the pinnacle of any collection.
Gibson has reproduced both look and sound to an amazing degree in this 50th Anniversary model Les Paul. From the single-ply cream binding to the acrylic trapezoid inlays to the vintage tulip tuners, this Gibson Les Paul guitar looks like it came through a time machine. In addition to the accurate choice and quality of woods, the tone of BurstBucker pickups, CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors will take you back to the golden age of rock guitar the moment you plug it in and play.
The highly involved antiquing process is done by hand, one guitar at a time, by guitar artisan Tom Murphy. It's not a chemical process, but a very time consuming and tedious work that includes a multitude of elaborate steps. Through much trial and error, Murphy has developed an amazing ability to recreate the checked and chipped finish of a true vintage instrument with great success. Your guitar will carry the look of a thousand smoky bar gigs, countless sessions, and maybe even a few world tours.
- 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