Commonly referred to as the "Stradivarius of the 20th century", the Sunburst Les Paul Standard debuted in 1958 featuring PAF pickups and a beautiful carved maple top, visible for the first time throug... Click To Read More About This Product
Commonly referred to as the "Stradivarius of the 20th century", the Sunburst Les Paul Standard debuted in 1958 featuring PAF pickups and a beautiful carved maple top, visible for the first time through a stunning sunburst finish. We're proud to exclusively offer 20 plain-topped 50th Anniversary 1958 Les Paul Standard reissues. This finely aged reproduced electric guitar will be the pinnacle of any collection.
Gibson has reproduced both look and sound to an amazing degree in this 50th Anniversary model Les Paul. From the single-ply cream binding to the acrylic trapezoid inlays to the vintage tulip tuners, this Gibson Les Paul guitar looks like it came through a time machine. In addition to the accurate choice and quality of woods, the tone of BurstBucker pickups, CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors will take you back to the golden age of rock guitar the moment you plug it in and play.
The highly involved antiquing process is done by hand, one guitar at a time, by guitar artisan Tom Murphy. It's not a chemical process, but a very time consuming and tedious work that includes a multitude of elaborate steps. Through much trial and error, Murphy has developed an amazing ability to recreate the checked and chipped finish of a true vintage instrument with great success. Your guitar will carry the look of a thousand smoky bar gigs, countless sessions, and maybe even a few world tours.
Body and Hardware:
Carved plain maple top
Solid mahogany back
Single-ply cream binding on top
Thin toggle switch washer and jack plate
ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar
Neck and Headstock:
1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
22-fret rosewood fingerboard
Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
Single-ply cream binding
Early '50s rounded neck profile
24-3/4" scale length
1-11/16" nut width
Holly headstock veneer
Vintage tulip tuners
Electronics and Strings:
BurstBucker 1 (R) and 2 (T) pickups
CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
Vintage Reissue .010 strings
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Comments about Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1958 Les Paul Standard Murphy-Aged:
This is my favorite guitar I have ever played. I have been playing this guitar for 5 months and I am still loving it as much as I did the first day. Pickups are nice, and strings are superb. Anybody who is anybody should have this. Also most other Gibson's are nice, like the SG's.