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      Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Reissue Standard Historic Reissue VOS (108867169)
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A storied instrument lovingly handcrafted to the original specs. Make it yours today.

Gibson’s original Les Paul Standard evolved steadily through the course of the ’50s, but even across the short span from 1958-’60—the era of the legendary “Bursts”—the guitar continued to change in gradual but significant ways. As a result, while all 1958-’60 Les Pauls are among the most sought-after electric guitars ever made, different players have their favorite years from within that range, according to their, looks, specs and fine-points. Gibson first added a Cherry Sunburst finish to the Les Paul in 1958 in an effort to revive waning sales.

The following year, these guitars began to be built with more highly-figured maple tops, as well as gaining a somewhat slimmer (yet still rounded) neck profile and “Jumbo” frets. Mid way through 1960, the Les Paul was given a thinner, flatter neck shape, beloved of many a rocker for its comfort and speed, and new gold “top hat” control knobs with silver metal inserts and pointer rings.

In addition, in 1960 Gibson changed the pigment in its Cherry Sunburst finish to a brighter, fade-resistant red, creating a sunburst that survived in more vivid color over the years, a variant known in some circles as “Tangerine” sunburst. The new finish, along with the continued use of maple tops with “flamed” and “tiger-striped” patterns, resulted in some of the most visually appealing Bursts of the era, beautifully represented in the 1960 Les Paul Standard VOS.

The 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue retains the solid mahogany body and carved maple top that laid down the Les Paul’s legendary sonic signature, along with its quarter-sawn mahogany neck with long-tenon neck joint. In addition to these details, the 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue also benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013.

These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye for the guitar’s back and sides, all beneath Gibson Custom’s proprietary VOS process, which yields a gently worn look and feel.

Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1960 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.

Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owner’s manual and adjustment literature.

Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Reissue Standard Historic Reissue VOS Features:

  • One-piece rosewood fingerboards
    Aniline Dye
    Kluson Deluxe machine heads
    Hot Hide Glue Neck Fit
    Custom Buckers
    Historic Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)
    Accurate body and fingerboard binding color
    Includes hardshell case


Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Reissue Standard Historic Reissue VOS Specifications:

  • Body
    Top: Carved Maple Top
    Back: Solid, Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Back
    Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding on Top
    Neck
    Species: 1-piece Mahogany Neck with Long Neck Tenon
    Profile: 1960 Slim taper
    Truss Rod: Historic Truss Rod Assembly (No Tubing)
    Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)
    Neck Fit
    Joint: Mortise & Tenon
    Adhesive: Hot Hide Glue
    Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"
    Fingerboard
    Species: One-piece Rosewood
    Radius: 12"
    Scale: Length 24.75"
    Binding: Single-ply Cream
    Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.687/2.062
    Nut
    Material: Nylon
    Width: 1.687
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System
    Headstock
    Inlay: Holly Headstock Veneer w/ Pearl logo
    Truss Rod Cover: Vintage Black and White
    Angle: 17 Degrees
    Tuners
    Model: Kluson™ Deluxe (double band)
    Tuning Ratio: 12:01
    Plating: Nickel
    Bridge
    Type: ABR-1 bridge
    Plating: Nickel
    Tailpiece
    Type: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
    Plating: Nickel
    Hardware
    Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Inserts and Dial Pointers
    Toggle Switch: Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
    Pickguard: Cream
    Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
    Control Plate Cover: Black
    Strings: .010 - .046
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum
    Pickups
    Neck Position: Custom Bucker
    Bridge Position: Custom Bucker
    Electronics
    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
    Capacitors: Bumblebee
    Toggle Switch: Three-Way with Amber Toggle Cap
    Output Jack: Traditional ¼"
    Finish
    Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Treatment: Aniline Dye
    Case
    Type: Custom Shop Hardshell


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