A Classic Les Paul, Made to Measure!
A classic with a personal touch, this Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Reissue "Made To Measure" solidbody electric guitar combines dead-on accurate vintage Les Paul aesthetics with a more versatile electronics package. Vintage appointments include an updated antique finish, classic hardware, a hide-glued neck, and vintage-style trapezoid fretboard inlays. In addition to new truss rod and tuner designs, This 1958 Les Paul Reissue "Made To Measure" model includes BurstBucker pickups complete with coil-tapping in both positions, offering you a wide range of tone.Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Reissue Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Updated vintage appointments are more authentic than ever
- BurstBucker pickups deliver that timeless PAF humbucker tone
- Mahogany neck with early 1950's profile for a period-correct feel
Gibson's latest Custom Shop guitars include new appointments to add even more authenticity and vintage vibe to their guitars. Necks are now attached using hide glue, which many argue sounds better than synthetic glue. Gibson Custom Shop also re-engineered the truss rod, truss rod washer, and anchor to their original form. They also eliminated the tubing that surrounded the truss rod. New Kluson Green Key Tuners now feature proper vintage profile, color, and performance specifications. These features and others make the Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Reissue one of the most accurate reproductions ever.
BurstBucker pickups deliver that timeless PAF humbucker tone
When it comes to capturing that classic Les Paul tone, nothing beats the sound of the 1958 Les Paul Reissue "Made To Measure" guitar's BurstBucker pickups. You'll love the tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs you'll get out of these pickups - it's everything you expect when you pick up a Les Paul! That's because Gibson designed their BurstBucker pickups to re-create the sound of the original PAF humbuckers to perfection. And since Sweetwater ordered this 1958 Les Paul Reissue "Made To Measure" to our own exacting specifications, we also had the Gibson Custom Shop add coil taps for each pickup, allowing you to easily get a beautiful range of single-coil tones as well.
When early Les Pauls are discussed (and they are at great length), a big issue is always the neck profile. The earliest Les Pauls had big, fat necks made of mahogany. The neck was slimmed down a bit in 1959, and it finally evolved into what's known today as the SlimTaper neck in 1960. Some players love those huge old necks while others prefer the SlimTaper design. This '58 Les Paul Reissue "Made To Measure" has a bound mahogany neck with long neck tenon and the original chunky '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.Gibson Custom Shop 1958 Les Paul Reissue Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- An authentic-looking reissue of the iconic 1958 Les Paul Reissue with custom Made To Measure features
- Mahogany body topped with carved maple provides exceptional tonal balance
- Made To Measure with coil-tappable BurstBucker pickups for a full range of PAF and single-coil tone
- Hide-glued mahogany neck offers a period-correct rounded neck profile and extended neck tenon for exceptional sustain and response
- Period-correct Aniline dye adds authenticity to the look of the body and neck
- Custom Shop hardshell case included