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This exquisite Custom Shop 'Made 2 Measure' 1958 Les Paul is a must-have for the avid Andertons fan and Gibson collector — featuring a figured Maple top hand-selected by our very own Danish Pete and Captain Lee!
Based on the 'True Historic' Tom Murphy '58 Les Paul that "found" Danish Pete when he visited Gibson's London showroom in 2019, this spellbinding instrument is an immensely-detailed recreation of that captivating guitar which will evoke plenty of inspiring "Golden Era" charm with its traditional specifications.
Andertons-Selected Flamed Maple Top
Pete Honoré and Lee Anderton returned to Gibson's London HQ in the Summer of 2020 to spec three distinct Custom Shop '58 Les Pauls through the brand's 'Made 2 Measure' programme, inspired by the model that captured Danish Pete's heart.
Carefully inspecting around 150 exemplary flamed/figured Maple tops, the pair managed to narrow down their favourite few — which have been used for this highly-limited Custom Shop run!
Murphy Lab 'Ultra Light Aged' Finish
This particular model has been expertly-aged by Gibson's all-new 'Murphy Lab' division, to provide the ultimate vintage look, feel and ownership experience. Boasting their 'Ultra Light Aged' nitrocellulose "lacquer cracked" finish, paired with lightly aged hardware, this aesthetic simulates decades of subtle playing wear — giving it the unique character and vibe of an original '58 Les Paul.
- Mahogany Construction — Timeless tonewood (used for the body/neck) yields the thick and sustain-rich sound synonymous with Gibson guitars.
- Non-Weight Relieved Body — Old-school design; gives the instrument a substantial feel and captures that iconic vintage sound.
- Nitrocellulose Finish — Traditional lacquer; allows the guitar to "breathe" and resonate more freely. It'll age beautifully over time too!
- 'Made 2 Measure' Neck Shape — Custom profile provides the same feel as Danish Pete's '58 Les Paul.
- Indian Rosewood Fingerboard — Smooth and silky material, featuring a comfortable 12" radius and 22 frets.
- Medium Jumbo Frets — Offer a controllable feel for wide vibrato and pitch-perfect string bends.
- Custom-Wound Pickups — Expertly-wired by the 'Made 2 Measure' team to capture the sound of Danish Pete's '58 Les Paul. Provide nostalgic 'PAF' humbucking tones; producing a punchy mid-range character with smooth, rounded highs.
- ABR Bridge — Legendary Gibson 'Tune-O-Matic' design. Easily-adjustable and maximises string vibration transference through the body.
- Reissue Kluson Tuners — Period-correct look; high-quality construction allows for precise pitching and guarantees decades of reliable operation.
- Included Hardshell Case — Perfectly protects this remarkable Custom Shop creation against dust and damage!
- Shape: Les Paul
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Back: 1-Piece Mahogany
- Weight Relief: None
- Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
- Material: Solid Mahogany
- Profile: Custom Danish Pete 'Made 2 Measure' Shape
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Nylon
- Nut Width: 1.687"
- Inlays: Aged Nitrocellulose Trapezoid
- Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
- Bridge: ABR with Thumbwheels
- Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
- Tuners: Reissue Kluson Green Keys, Single Band
- Pickguard: Historic
- Knobs: Gold Top Hats
- Finish: Aged Nickel
- Neck Pickup: Custom Danish Pete 'Made 2 Measure' Spec
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Danish Pete 'Made 2 Measure' Spec
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way
- Output Jack: 1/4"