The Standard Historic 1958 Standard Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’58, the first of the Gibson’s now infamous Sunburst models. It features hand-crafted beauty, authentic vintage Gibson tone and historic appointments plus historically accurate aniline dye, hide glue neck construction and the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon. The most important details that made the original a legend are artfully revived for a convincing vintage playing experience.
The body is made from one piece of non-weight relieved Mahogany, The top is 2-piece figured maple with 1950’s Les Paul style carve, finished with the correct Aniline Dye and Nitrocellulose Lacquer in Washed Cherry. The neck is made from 1-piece Mahogany, 17-degree headstock angle with Pearl Inlay and a solid East Indian Rosewood fingerboard with Celluloid Trapezoid Inlays.
The pickups are Gibson’s New Custom Bucker pickup in the Rhythm and Lead Position.Specs are: 42 gauge Enamel wire with Alnico III magnets, Nickel covers and a DC Resistance of 8.0K in the Neck and 8.5K in the bridge. Hardware is all late 50’s with reissue Kluson Deluxe tuners, a nickel-plated ABR-1 and lightweight Aluminium Tailpiece.
The guitar comes with its Original Gibson Custom Case and the Certificate of Authenticity. Weighs in at a hair over 9 lbs.