This incredible limited Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Quilt dressed in Sedona Sunrise, a unique custom finish. Incredible burst with a warm color transition over a beautiful quilted maple top. Super resonant & huge sounding with tremendous note bloom…tone, tone, tone!
In 1958 the new Les Paul Standard model retained most specifications of the 1957 Les Paul including PAF Humbucking pickups, maple top, ect… The gold color used since 1952 was replaced with a translucent sunburst finish. Now that the underlying Maple top was visible, a new emphasis was placed on beautiful figured, book matched Maple. The plain top was still available in 1958 as well.
The 2016 Gibson Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Quilt – Sedona Sunrise has been taken a step further. With the addition of a rich, quilt top and an amazing unique custom finish which is as vibrant as the city the color is named after, you have a guitar that combines vintage specifications and elegance.
The 2016 Gibson Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Quilt – Sedona Sunrise delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’58 model. This hand-crafted beauty features authentic vintage Gibson tone and historic appointments plus historically accurate aniline dye, hide glue construction and hand sprayed Nitro-Cellulose finish that ages & breaths like the originals. The most important details that made the original a legend are artfully revived for a convincing vintage playing experience.
One Piece, lightweight Genuine Mahogany Body and carved maple top combination are key to the legendary Les Paul tone. One Piece, high-quality Mahogany neck with historic Long Tenon & hide glue neck construction is vintage-correct, designed for optmum sound transfer and carved to an authentic ’58 profile. Solid one-piece Rosewood fingerboard for Les Paul tone and feel.
When plugged in, the 2016 Gibson Standard Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Quilt comes alive with tone & sounds as incredible as it looks & feels, thanks to a pair of Custom Bucker Pickups that are without a doubt the best reproduction PAFs yet. The Custom Buckers are designed to closely match the original PAFs for authentic tone.
The Custom Buckers are very full and punchy sounding with amazing articulation & detail. They clean up beautifully when rolling off the volume and have amazing response to picking dynamics. Each is made with an Alnico 3 magnet and wound with accurate plain-enamel 42 AWG plain-enamel wire and definitely capture the mojo of the original 1958 Les Paul!
Iconic 1958 Les Paul specs, incredible quilted maple top, gorgeous custom Sedona Sunrise finish in a fantastic burst with warm color transition, super resonant with tremendous note bloom & tone, weighs in at a ultra-light 8.4 pounds, you have the ultimate Les Paul!