Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul VOS, Faded Tobacco

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  • Serial Number: #R8 60437
  • Includes Fitted Brown Gibson Custom Shop Hard Case
  • Authentic VOS Faded Tobacco Finish With Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Large 1958 Neck Profile Offers Huge Tone & Sustain
  • Two Custom Bucker Pickups with Tone and Volume Controls

Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul VOS, Faded Tobacco

The Gibson Custom Les Paul Standard Historic 1958 VOS, Faded Tobacco is a faithful recreation of the Les Paul that made the classic guitar into the icon it is today. 1958 was the year the Les Paul received an elegant stained burst finish, showing off the beautiful figuring of the top wood to create a visually stunning look. The vintage original spec (VOS) finish mimics the faded appearance of those vintage burst models, and combined with the figuring of the maple top creates a visually stunning and unique look. The Custom Shop guitar features hand-crafted beauty, authentic Gibson tone and historically accurate appointments, helping to ensure a vintage playing experience with the feel of an original '58 Les Paul. Additional features include two Custom Bucker pickups, a solid indian rosewood fingerboard, mahogany body, an ABR bridge and 1950's-style nickel-plated hardware. Complete with a Gibson Custom certificate of authenticity and a stylish Les Paul hardshell case, the Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul is a must have guitar for any Gibson enthusiasts.

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Birth of the Burst

Throughout the '50s the Les Paul guitar had already enjoyed several modifications, including the introduction of a tune-o-matic bridge in 1956 and humbucking pickups in 1957. However, sales were slowing and Gibson's president Ted McCarty blamed the model's flashy Goldtop finish. So, in 1958 an elegant cherry sunburst finish was released along with a bookmatched two-piece carved maple top, which proved to be hugely popular. The VOS (Vintage Original Spec) finish on this Gibson guitar is a perfect example of the faded appearance of those vintage burst models, providing each instrument with its own distinctive look and character.

Classic Les Paul Features

The Gibson Standard Historic features a solid mahogany body, which blends depth and richness with the clarity and warmth of the maple top. The 1-piece mahogany neck retains the chunky yet smooth 1950's Les Paul profile which combines with the traditional long-tenon neck joint, enhancing both sustain and resonance while delivering a comfortable playing experience. The Standard Historic Les Paul also benefits from Gibson’s 20th Anniversary specifications, which include a one-piece Indian Rosewood fingerboard, reissue Kluson deluxe tuners, hot-hide glue neck fit, a historic truss rod assembly with no tubing, 50's cream body and neck binding, and period-correct Aniline Dye beneath the nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Custom Bucker Pickups

Exclusive to Gibson Custom Shop instruments only, the Custom Bucker pickups are crafted with alnico III magnets and wired with an uneven amount of turns, producing a distinctive feel and character unique to your guitar. The individual tone and volume controls for each pickup provide versatility while also allowing you to achieve your desired sound. Designed after the late 50s PAF pickups, which are so highly sought after, you can't get much closer to these than these Custom Buckers.

Complete Custom Package

Like all Gibson Custom Shop models, there is a certain level of quality that you will only find with these few selected guitars. Each model has a perfect fret job thanks to the PLEK machine which perfectly levels the frets, letting you play it straight out of the box. The guitar’s also come with a Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity and a classic Gibson brown hardshell case with pink fur lining.


Body & Bridge

  • Top: 2-Piece Figured Maple
  • Body: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Binding: Single Bound 50's Cream
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Bridge: ABR w/Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminium
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Colour: Faded Tobacco VOS

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Profile: 58'-Style Les Paul
  • Scale Length: 24.75''
  • Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 12''
  • Headstock: 50's LP
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Truss Rod: Vintage Style-No Tubing
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
  • Side Dots: Tortoise Shell
  • Nut: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687'' (42.8mm)

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
  • Tuning Machines: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
  • Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Jack Plate: 1950's-Style Cream
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminium
  • Pickguard: 1950's-Style Cream
  • Truss Rod Cover: 1950's-Style LP Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Included Case: Reissue Les Paul Hardshell, Brown w/Pink Fur Lining
  • Accessories: Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, Extra Black Plastic Treble/Rhythm Switch Cover Plate