In 1958, Gibson made one more change to the classic Les Paul Standard. By discontinuing the traditional gold finish and introducing the new sunburst effect, Gibson created what was to become the most ... Click To Read More About This Product
In 1958, Gibson made one more change to the classic Les Paul Standard. By discontinuing the traditional gold finish and introducing the new sunburst effect, Gibson created what was to become the most collected guitar today – the “Sunburst” Standard. Through the 1950’s this guitar also received several enhancements including the humbucking pickup, tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Today that model has evolved a step further into the ContouR8. A Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard, with a “contoured” heel / neck joint. It features historical appointments like the aniline dye, hide glue neck joint, and long neck tenon.
With the addition of the contoured heel you get easier access to the upper frets. Because of the way the neck heel and the portions of the body and neckjoint have been contoured you no longer experience the feeling of the heel making it easier to play lead and provide upper fret axcess.
The ContouR8 gives you all the legendary historical appointments of the Les Paul while also providing an unimpeded reach up the entire neck. The result is a perfect marriage between tradition and innovation. As a visual statement and a performing instrument, the ContouR8 has no rivals!
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Figured Maple
Body wood: Non-weight relieved Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: '50s profile LP
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Vintage, no tubing
Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Material: Solid Indian Rosewood
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Middle: Not applicable
Brand: Gibson Custom
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: ABR
Tuning machines: Reissue green key
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Contour heel
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: United States
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