Gibson Les Paul 1958 Reissue VOS Washed Cherry - Preowned

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By the time the sunburst finish finally arrived on Gibson's Les Paul Model in 1958, the guitar had already evolved through several modifications through the course of the decade, including the arrival of the Tune-o-matic bridge in 1956 and humbucking pickups in 1957. As legendary as '50s Les Pauls have become, Gibson had sold fewer of the guitar every year since 1953, the year following its introduction, when the company shipped 2,245 Les Pauls. Gibson president Ted McCarty blamed some of the model's waning popularity on its flashy Goldtop finish, and attempted to bolster its appeal with an elegant and more traditional Cherry Sunburst finish. Since this finish now displayed the grain of the guitar's carved maple top, Gibson also now used "bookmatched" two-piece tops glued together with a center seam, giving each guitar its very own distinct look and marking the beginning of the guitar world's fascination with figured maple tops, even though the majority of the tops used in 1958 were considered "plain" when compared to the tops used one year later and beyond. The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson's Custom Shop presents the most accurate recreation yet available of this first incarnation of the hallowed "Burst," in a guitar that contains all the crucial ingredients, with a less showy maple top that is sometimes considered more authentic looking than those with highly detailed figuring. Also, while all Les Pauls were finished in Cherry Sunburst in 1958, these faded in greatly varying degrees, which are now accurately represented in the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue finish selections. Available in VOS are Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst. 

ModelLes Paul
Body TypeChamberd
Top WoodFlame Maple
Body WoodMahogany
Finish TypeNitro Lacquer
Finish ColorWashed Cherry
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Carve50's Rounded
InlaysPearloid Trapezoid Fret Inlays
Side DotsCream Dots
Neck PickupBurstbucker
Bridge PickupBurstbucker
BridgeABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
TunersGibson Vintage Style Tulip Tuners
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-Way Toggle
ElectronicsCTS Pots & Bumble Bee Caps
ExtrasCOA Included
Case Black Gibson Hardshell
Weight7.7 lbs