The classic Les Paul with a weight-relieved body VOS!
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. Gibson created the Vintage Original Spec Series, which just happens to include a beautiful reproduction of the Chambered 1958 Les Paul Standard.Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Chambered at a Glance:
- Single-cutaway mahogany body
- Two BurstBucker pickups with three-way selector switch
- Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
- Authentic Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
- Includes Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity
Historically accurate single cutaway mahogany body
Gibson has released what it's calling the Vintage Original Spec (VOS) Series, which includes this gorgeous replica of the Chambered '58 Les Paul Standard. Some Les Pauls came with figured maple tops, but by far, the greatest proportion of those early sunburst Les Pauls had relatively plain maple tops. If you're looking for vintage vibe in a Les Paul that's as historically accurate as anything Gibson has built over the past few decades, and don't want or need a figured top, then the Chambered 1958 Les Paul Standard is just what you're looking for. It has the deep, elegant top carve with cream single-ply binding on the top.
Two BurstBucker pickups with three-way selector switch
The Chambered 1958 Vintage Original Spec Les Paul Standard is equipped with two of the best humbucking pickups Gibson has ever produced, the BurstBuckers! With a tight low-end, complex midrange and sweet treble, the sound is everything you'd ever want from a Les Paul. Even the CTS pots and "bumble-bee" capacitors have been faithfully recreated here. A three-way selector switch is used to choose front, rear or both pickups. Just picking this beauty up is enough to give you chills! But wait until you plug it in!
Mahogany neck with early 1950s profile and rosewood fingerboard
This Chambered '58 VOS Les Paul Standard has a bound mahogany neck with long neck tenon and the original '50s rounded neck profile, which is historically accurate. It lets you really lean into the neck and dig in for the best tone. The rosewood fingerboard has acrylic trapezoid inlays that are both accurate in shape and color. Nickel-plated hardware and vintage "tulip" tuners complete the package.
Authentic Tune-o-matic bridge with standard stop tailpiece
One of Gibson's many accomplishments in the 1950s was the development of the Tune-o-matic bridge, which allowed for precise intonation of each and every string. Since then, millions of guitars have been built with variations on that theme. Though for a while, it seemed that the design for those original bridges might be gone, Gibson has brilliantly recreated it for the '58 Vintage Original Spec Les Paul Standard "Plain Top." While a small number of '50s Les Pauls shipped with Bigsby vibratos, the majority of players will prefer this version which has the standard stud-mounted stop tailpiece, which helps produce the incredible sustain Les Pauls have always been famous for.
Includes Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity
Naturally, a guitar as special as the Chambered '58 Vintage Original Spec Les Paul Standard will come with a plush-lined hardshell case that befits its lofty status as one of Gibson's most amazing achievements (even if it wasn't apparent back in the '50s). So this one comes with a really sweet Custom Shop case that will offer the ultimate protection for your investment for many decades to come.
- Color: Iced Tea
- Body Type: Chambered Solidbody
- Finish: Gloss
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: '50s rounded profile
- Top Wood: Lightly Figured 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
- CTS Pots and Bumblebee Capacitors
- Pickup Switching: Three-way toggle
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic with stop tailpiece
- Hardware: Nickel
- Case: Custom Shop hardshell