Gibson Custom 2012 1959 Les Paul Standard Vintage Original Spec VOS Electric Guitar  

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The Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Series is a painstaking re-creation of the original 1959 Les Paul. The only major change to the Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter ju... Read More

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Overview

The Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Series is a painstaking re-creation of the original 1959 Les Paul. The only major change to the Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter jumbo frets which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Green began to discover the fat, warm voice of the '59 Standard. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the 1959 Les Paul Standard as the quintessential guitar in the minds of guitarists and collectors everywhere.

Using a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and modern technology, the luthiers of the Custom Shop painstakingly reproduce the key elements that define cool, vintage instrument-stunning looks, flawless playability, and unsurpassed tone.

The Vintage Original Spec series has a proprietary finishing process that yields the gently aged patina of a vintage classic. Also, a revolutionary handcrafting process enhances the comfort and playability of these guitars. Solid mahogany back, historically accurate long neck tenon for superior strength and sustain, period correct neck profiles, hardware and electronics, and 100% nitrocellulose lacquer are among some of the features offered in the Gibson Custom VOS. series.

Features
  • Exact duplication of the 1959 carved top
  • Elimination of the subtle gap on the pickguard and rhythm pickup
  • Angle of neck pitch re-set to 1959 specs
  • Exact same filler and stain as used in 1959
  • Thinner lacquer replicates the 1959 Les Paul's finish and color
Specifications
  • Body and Hardware
    Carved figured maple top
    Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
    Single-ply cream binding on top
    Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
    Aged nickel hardware
    ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece

    Neck and Headstock
    One-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
    22-fret rosewood fingerboard Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
    Single-ply cream binding
    1959 rounded neck profile
    24-3/4 inch scale length
    1-11/16" nut width
    Holly headstock veneer
    Vintage tulip tuners

    Electronics and Strings
    BurstBucker 1 (rhythm) and
    BurstBucker 2 (treble) pickups
    CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
    2 volume and 2 tone controls
    3-way selector switch
    Vintage Reissue .010 strings
    Includes Custom Shop case, certificate of authenticity, and custom care kit.
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