Gibson Custom Shop Slash 1958 Les Paul First Standard #8 3096 Replica # 85 of 150 LTD VOS 8.70 Lbs

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Gibson Custom Shop Slash 1958 Les Paul First Standard #8 3096 Replica # 85 of 150 LTD VOS 8.70 Lbs

The original Les Paul Model featured a gold finish from its introduction in 1952 until it received a new cherry sunburst in 1958 along with a new name, “Les Paul Standard.” It debuted at the July 1958 Music Industry Trade Show in Chicago but it didn’t catch on until its beautiful appearance and resonant properties inspired the likes of Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Peter Green, Joe Walsh, Joe Perry—and eventually Slash—to perform with one. And although Slash uses his beat-up 1958 Les Paul Standard regularly in the studio, he didn’t know until a recent discovery that it was a hugely important piece of guitar history. Shipping records confirm that Slash’s guitar (serial #8 3096) was actually sent to that historic 1958 Music Industry Trade Show as one of the first two sunburst Les Pauls ever made and the first ever to feature a two-piece center-seamed maple top, a key feature of the Les Paul Standard. That makes Slash’s guitar the first production Les Paul Standard model!

So, this year Gibson Custom and Slash set out to capture the magic, vibe and history of #8-3096 for a special run of replicas. It was perhaps the most advantageous and laborious guitar recreation project Custom Shop has ever undertaken given the extreme finish checking, wear and corrosion of the original, not to mention the exact replication of the neck dimensions, colors and construction. The resulting prototype was sent to Slash and his reaction made all the painstaking work worth it: “Mind-blowing. I couldn’t have possibly wanted anything more.” Now is your chance to own this instantly-collectible, playable work of art which pays homage to both a legendary player and legendary Gibson model—a perfect replica of Slash’s First Standard.

ModelGibson Custom Shop Slash 1958 Les Paul First Standard #8 3096 Replica
BuilderGibson Custom Shop
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodMaple
Body WoodLightweight Mahogany
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorCherry Sunburst
Back FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
BindingWhite Binding
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck CarveReplica '58 C-shape Profile
Scale Length24.75''
Neck Radius12''
Frets22 Medium - Jescar FW50078
Nut Width1.687", 42.85mm
Nut MaterialNylon
Neck FinishCherry Stain Nitro
InlaysCellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Neck PickupCustombucker (Alnico III) - Replica Cover
Bridge PickupCustombucker (Alnico III) - Replica Cover
PickguardReplica Laminated Acrylic
BridgeABR-1 VOS
Tuners5 Kluson Deluxe Single Band, 1 Kluson Double Band
Controls2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
ExtrasDie-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
Case Gibson Custom Shop Vintage Gloss Hard Shell Brown/Pink
Weight8.70 Pounds (8 lbs 11 oz)