To improve their legendary Historic line, the Gibson Custom Shop has managed to achieve an obsessive level of detail and truly authentic accuracy by studying the materials, manufacturing techniques and specifications used in creating the original vintage instruments.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
New historic-correct features include plastics composed of the original vintage spec material, double carving of tops and necks to ensure vintage accurate profiles and dishing, a new finish process with time-intensive wet sanding by hand and an all hide glue construction and extensive setup process.
Due to the time-intensive labor and old world manufacturing processes, True Historic models are extremely limited in production. These instruments are about as close as it get’s to owning a real vintage instrument.
Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar Murphy Aged Vintage Dark Burst, This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. 3,85 kilograms.
The Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue offers players an outstanding, true-to-spec replica of the fabled first-year ‘Burst. From the headstock to the plastics and everything in between, each aspect of the original ‘Burst has been painstakingly re-created with unrivaled accuracy thanks to Gibson Custom’s new True Historic specifications.
Back in ’58, the maple tops used on Les Pauls were relatively plain in comparison to the tops used on the ’59s. Holding true to the original, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue features a hand-selected lightweight mahogany back and a maple top with little to no figure and an authentic 1958 Les Paul dish carve. The top showcases single-ply True Historic Reissue cream binding while top and body are joined with vintage-spec hand-applied hide glue adhesive just as they were back in the ’50s.
The one-piece, 24.75″-scale mahogany neck is carved into a vintage-correct 1958 Les Paul profile and carries a one-piece, 12″-radius solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets for classic Gibson playability and comfort. Just as the originals, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul boasts an authentic reissue neck joint that’s fitted to the body with hot hide glue adhesive, a thinner 1958 True Historic Holly head veneer, a nylon nut and a Historic Reissue truss rod with no tubing. Catering to the genuine Gibson looks, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul features comfortably rolled True Historic Reissue cream fingerboard binding, aged nitrocellulose trapezoid fretboard inlays and tortoise shell side dots.
Dressed in a True Historic wet-sanded thin lacquer finish with period-correct aniline dye filler, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue is available in your choice of three classic ‘Burst colors that represent the varying degrees in which the original ‘Burst finish had faded: Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Dark Burst and Vintage Lemon Burst. For added vintage appeal, the True Historic 1958 Les Paul is also offered in Murphy Aged or Custom Shop Aged Vintage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Dark Burst, or Vintage Lemon Burst finishes.
The True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue comes loaded up with a set of Custom Bucker pickups with vintage-accurate True Historic Replica VOS nickel covers. Crafted to the precise specifications of the original PAFs, these pickups dish out all the screamin’ ‘Burst-certified tones that helped shape the Les Paul into the legend that it is today. The classic control layout consists of a 3-way toggle and independent tone and volume controls for each pickup.
The plastics and hardware used on the True Historic 1958 Les Paul remain faithful to the originals in every way. All of the plastics including the pickguard, truss rod cover, control knobs, backplate cover, switch washer and trim rings have all been authentically re-created through molecular-level analysis of the originals. The vintage-accurate genuine nickel-plated hardware consists of an ABR thumbwheel bridge, a reissue lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece, and a set of reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Key Single Band tuning machines.
The Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue comes with the full protection of a period-correct reissue brown Les Paul hardshell case with pink fur lining. A bound Custom Shop True Historic Certificate of Authenticity completes the package.
With a limited number of these finely-crafted reissues available, the Gibson Custom True Historic 1958 Les Paul Reissue Electric Guitar poses a rare opportunity for the discerning player and the avid collector alike. Get yours from Max Guitar today