Gibson '58 Les Paul Standard, Honey Lemon Fade, Light Aged
'58 Les Paul Standard, Honey Lemon Fade, Light Aged
Back in 1958, Gibson made the switch from the original flashy gold top Les Paul model to the Les Paul Standard, which boasted a gorgeous transparent Cherry Sunburst finish over a center-seam maple top and red aniline dye for the back and sides. Today, Gibson Custom is proud to introduce the '58 Les Paul Standard VOS as a part of their 2018 Historic Collection, which gives players an incredibly accurate, faithful re-creation of those fabled first-year 'Bursts. With authentic period-correct construction, vintage-voiced electronics, and True Historic replica hardware and plastics, this '58 Les Paul Standard VOS brings you as close as you can possibly get to a real first-year 'Burst! If you're a player, collector, or Gibson aficionado who craves that authentic 'Burst tone, style, and feel, this Les Paul will give you all the classic vibes you desire without the vintage price tag!
Authentic Period-Correct Construction
Everything about the way this Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard VOS is built is really spot-on with how the original first-year Les Paul Standards were made. Featuring a genuine hide glue construction, this Les Paul sports a bound, two-piece maple cap, a lightweight solid mahogany back, an accurate chunkier (compared to '59 models) mahogany neck with a long tenon neck joint & '50s tubeless truss rod assembly, and a bound solid rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays and new-for-2018 narrow/tall vintage-style frets. Dressed in nitrocellulose lacquer like the originals, the back wears classic aniline dye while the top comes available in a selection of 'burst options that reflect the way the original sunburst finish had changed overtime on various vintage examples. Gibson Custom's exclusive VOS finish treatment adds some extra vintage appeal to this Les Paul.
With a reissue, it's not enough to just look and feel the part; it has to sound the part, too. Gibson Custom really nails the signature growl, bite, and warmth of the original "Patent Applied For" (PAF) humbuckers with their vintage-inspired Custombucker pickups. The hand-wired electronics include a Switchcraft toggle pickup switch and a traditional 4-knob control layout featuring CTS 500K pots and Bumblebee capacitors.
True Historic Replica Hardware and Plastics
Taking reissue to an entirely new level of vintage correctness, all of the True Historic hardware and plastics have been re-created here with the utmost accuracy. From the nickel-plated Kluson tuners, ABR-1 bridge, and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece down to the replica pickguard, control knobs, switch tip, and even the switch washer, this Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard VOS oozes vintage aesthetics and performance.
- 2-Piece Maple Top with Lightweight Mahogany Back
- 24.75"-Scale Medium-Chunky C-Shaped Mahogany Neck
- Solid Rosewood Fretboard with New-for-2018 Narrow/Tall Frets
- Custombucker Pickups and Hand-Wired Electronics with CTS 500K Pots and Bumblebee Caps
- True Historic Nickel Hardware and Plastics
- Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion
- Includes Replica '50s Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, and Extra Black Plastic Switch Plate Cover