2018 Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop VOS 1959 Les Paul - Special Run 55/81 Hand Picked

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At Fine Guitar Club we pride ourselves in our attention to detail. All our guitars are hand picked and meticulously inspected. We like to know as much detail as possible before buying or listing a guitar for sale.

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We aim to dispatch all guitars within 24 hours of purchase. If you require delivery on a specific day, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We pack our guitars very carefully and insure them for peace of mind.

We are also happy to arrange a in person delivery if required.

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14 DAY Returns Policy

You have 14 days from the time you receive the goods to notify us of your intention to return the item. Please contact us to begin the process. Once authorised you will have 14 days to return the goods back to us for a refund.

Ensuring the safe return of goods for refund is the customer’s responsibility, we will not collect non-faulty goods on your behalf. This can be done in a variety of ways such as Royal Mail, by Courier, or by manual return to the store. If you need further advice on how to return items, please contact us.

Goods that are being returned must be returned to us in exactly the same condition that they arrived to you in, this includes the following:

– Any original or supplied packaging completely intact in saleable condition, and not defaced (written on).

– Any included plastic coverings, films (pickguard, pickup, etc.), stickers, labels, hangtags and accessories must be present, intact and in re-saleable condition.

– No signs of use or wear.

– Goods in packets/containers are unopened, and seals remain intact.

– Items are not registered with the manufacturer.

We reserve the right to refuse items returned to us under the following conditions:

– Goods received after 14 days and without a returns authorisation.

– Goods that are no longer in the same condition it left the shop.

– Goods that are missing accessories.

– Goods without the original packaging, labels, stickers, plastic coverings supplied (if any).

– Goods that have arrived to us damaged/packaging in non-saleable condition.

Goods Purchased in Person:
Our in store policy is that “all sales are final”, if you’ve visited, tried something in person while using our service, expertise etc, then there is no legal or moral responsibility for refunds. We will allow for an exchange in certain circumstances, get in touch to discuss your situation further.


 

 

Here we have a special run made by Gibson for Guitar Guitar. It's a special looking Lemon Burst top with all the right '59 appointments. 

Gibsons homage to the guitars that made their name famous. This guitar successfully captures the sound, feel, and look of the late 50s. Part of an exclusive very limited run, this guitar stands out among the crowd and certainly lives up the expectations set by its predecessor.

Here's the release video with the actual guitar when released from GG. 


From Guitar Guitar Blog: 

The Gibson ‘Sunburst’, from 1958-60 is the Holy Grail, and Custom Shop models that accurately replicate the few hundred examples that remain are, realistically, the closest any of us will get to these tonal deities. A custom made Late 50s Les Paul Standard with a Sunburst finish is a guitar of distinction!

The Cherry part of many Sunburst finishes faded over time, resulting in the famed ‘Lemon Burst’ finish beloved of Peter Green fans. Indeed, the range of bursts found on vintage Les Pauls is interesting: some bear the famed ‘Heritage Cherry’ (bright translucent red), whilst others have much more of a Darkburst, with rich, chocolate-y Brown hues being sprayed on instead of the Cherry. They are all ‘Sunbursts’, but they are not all alike.

This brings us to today’s subject.

As some of you may have read previously, we sent a staff member across to Nashville on a mission to pick out the greatest pieces of Figured Maple timber for using to create a select run of special ‘Late 50s’ Les Paul Standards. Our man took his time going through nearly a thousand Maple blanks, picking out just 81 that were deemed suitable.

Next, select Mahogany was chosen for the bodies and necks. This had to be lightweight mahogany, because these Les Pauls were to receive precisely zero chambering or weight relief. Gibson didn’t do that in the fifties, so we didn’t want it happening now! Choosing lightweight pieces of Mahogany lets Gibson’s Custom Shop stay true to historicity, whilst accepting that all of our back muscles prefer less heavy Les Pauls!

Pickups were specially hand-wound for these instruments, too. Custombuckers, with the most PAF-like tone ever to from a contemporary pickup. Mix these pickups, and these woods, with the stringent quality control standards applied by the artisans in Gibson’s Custom Shop, and you have the Best of the Best. It’s world class stuff, form beginning to end.

To finish, each of the guitars has been given Gibson's proprietry VOS (Vintage Original Spec) treatment over a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer to appropriately simulate the look, touch and patina of a fifties Les Paul. Every detail counts on a guitar of this pedigree. Gibson do not disappoint us with these: each individual instrument is exceptional.

We’ve made 81 of these guitars in total, making use of each piece of hand-selected Maple. Within that number, there are five colours to choose from. Here, we’ll take a look at one example of each colour, along with an accompanying video of that exact guitar being played, so you can really get a feel for what to expect.

This guitar comes with:

✔ New Strings
✔ Professional Setup
✔ Gibson Custom Shop Hardcase
✔ COA Certificate
✔ Case Candy All as original