Gibson 1958 LP Plaintop Vos Wc Electric Guitar Custom Shop

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Gibson 1958 LP Plaintop Vos Wc Electric Guitar Custom Shop

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Description

As close to an original '58 as you can get.

The 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plain Top VOS guitar begins with a solid mahogany back and carved plain maple top. The one-piece mahogany neck is topped with a gorgeous rosewood fretboard that's adorned with acrylic trapezoid inlays with shape and color true to the original. Early '50s rounded neck profile delivers the vintage feel players love. BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups deliver famous vintage Les Paul tone.

In an effort to jump start the steadily declining sales of the Les Paul model, Gibson abandoned the familiar gold finish and used a translucent, cherry sunburst finish which showed off the figured maple tops that were often used on Les Pauls. The renamed Les Paul Standard made its debut in 1958.

Vintage Original Spec series instruments receive a special nitro-cellulose finish treatment yielding the patina of a gently-aged vintage guitar while handcrafting enhances comfort and playability. Each VOS model has a solid mahogany back; historically accurate long-neck tenon for strength and sustain; and period-correct neck profile, hardware, and electronics.



Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Technical specifications:

    Body and Hardware:
    • Carved plain maple top
    • Solid mahogany back
    • Single-ply cream binding on top
    • Thin toggle switch washer and jack plate
    • Nickel hardware
    • 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
Manufacture
Gibson

The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.

Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

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