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Gibson Historic 1958 Les Paul Plain Top "V.O.S." Faded Tobacco NH

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Gibson Historic 1958 Les Paul Plain Top VOS (Faded Tobacco)

In an effort to jump start the steadily declining sales of the Les Paul model, Gibson decided to abandon the solid gold finish that had been used since the guitar made its debut in 1952. Instead, they went to a translucent Cherry Sunburst finish that was popular on most of its hollowbodies and arch-tops. However, they wisely stuck with the combination of a carved, two-piece maple top (which sometimes had a little or a lot of what we today call flame or figure, though the majority actually had rather plain tops) matched to a solid mahogany back. Also, by 1958 all Les Paul Standards and Customs came with two humbucking pickups (or three in the case of the Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty").

Up until 1957, the guitars had P-90s, which were actually single coil pickups, though their size led to them being called "soapbars." Naturally, those early Les Pauls got gobbled up during the vintage guitar boom of the late 1980s and into the 1990s, so there's no way you or I could afford one (that's assuming you could even locate one for sale). So for us, Gibson created the Vintage Original Spec Series, which just happens to include a beautiful reproduction of the 1958 Les Paul Standard "Plain Top." Folks, this is as close as Gibson has ever come to producing a guitar that might just have popped out of a time machine set to go back to 1958!

  • Historically accurate single cutaway mahogany body in Faded Tobacco
  • Two BurstBucker pickups with three-way selector switch
  • Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
  • Authentic Tune-o-matic bridge with standard stop tailpiece
  • Includes Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity

  • Color: Faded Tobacco
  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: '50s rounded profile
  • Top Wood: Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Side Wood: N/A
  • Machine Heads: Vintage "tulip" tuners
  • Scale Length: 24.75-inch
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 22
  • Position Markers: Acrylic trapezoid
  • Pickups: Two BurstBucker
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone
  • Pickup Switching: Three-way toggle
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic with stop tailpiece
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Case: Custom Shop hardshell

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