Gibson Custom Historic 1960 Les Paul Standard VOS R0 2010 Washed Cherry VOS – A1 Mint Condition 9.75/10
This particular R0 has been an under the bed “case queen” and seldom been played as far as we can see.
This one has an unbelievable top and very in-keeping with the period. It’s a nice narrow, book matched ribbon flame with a slight chevron to it. Looks much more like the original guitars rather than the crazy wide flame and quilt tops you see on some of these, very traditional and in-keeping whilst exceptionally beautiful. It is very 3D with tons of movement and also has lovely grain and marbling as you’d expect on the very best in the Gibson line. The colour is a great looking washed cherry VOS. The previous owner wanted an R0 that looked accurate with a really nice top. As close to an original would look now minus the wear. There’s none of the “binding bleed” usually seen on these either which means Gibson gave the guitar enough time to dry between lacquer coats.
Also a very very early ’09 5 digit serial #09004 for an even more authentic look, the 4th of the R0’s made in 2009 production.
It has a great vintage look and looks highly accurate with the VOS finish, gorgeous maple top and Historic parts. The tone is pure magic. This one can do it all at. It is particularly rich and full sounding while still retaining its clarity and is in as new condition.
The guitar stays true to all of the original instrument’s features and characteristics, including Gibson’s traditional hand-carved “figured” maple top and solid, and non-weight relieved mahogany body. The headstock is made from Holly head veneer, as opposed to fiber, just like it was in 1960, and the vintage-style tulip tuners are mounted in a straight line, also as they were on the original.
The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is made from one solid piece of mahogany, and attached to the body using a long neck tenon — one of the Les Paul’s more distinguishing characteristics of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The neck is topped by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard outfitted with acrylic trapezoid inlays matching the size and color of the originals.
Of course, two of Gibson’s legendary Burstbucker pickups deliver all the subtle variations of true, classic “Patent Applied For” humbucker tone by using historically “unmatched” bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. Other historical appointments include CTS potentiometers, bumble bee capacitors, single-ply crème-colored binding on both the top and fingerboard, a period-correct thin toggleswitch washer and jackplate, and ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece. Includes the original Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.
Model: R0 Les Paul
Finish: Washed Cherry VOS Body
Material: 1-Piece Genuine Mahogany
Top Material: 2-Piece Figured Maple
Body Details: Cream body bindings, cream pickguard
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: 1960 C
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12”
Neck Details: Acrylic ‘Trapezoid’ inlays, creme fingerboard bindings, long tenon
Nutwidth: 43 mm – 1 11/16″
Scale Length: 628 mm – 24 3/4″
Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
Tuners: Kluson Double Line, Double Ring
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-way Switch.
This guitar is in A1 9.75/10 Mint Condition. It still smells new. The only thing to speak of is some small marks to the case where it has been stored. Comes with Gibson Custom certificate, custom shop case etc.
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!
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