Gibson Custom Shop Historic ’58 1958 R8 Les Paul Standard Plaintop Reissue 2005 Washed Cherry Burst


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Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection ’58 Les Paul Standard Plaintop Reissue 2005 Washed Cherry in 9.5/10 Excellent Condition.

The guitar looks, sounds and plays exceptionally well as you’d expect from the very best of the Gibson Custom Shop Historic collection. The 2000’s are re-known as a good Gibson era with exceptional quality tonewoods used. The guitar is really resonant and one of the nicest R8’s we’ve had.

The guitar weighs in at 9.7lb with its cherry sunburst plain top looking very true to the originals. The two piece maple cap has some beautiful marbling and looks fantastic. Condition wise the guitar is excellent and completely unmodified. The frets and electronics are perfect, the guitar has been exceptionally well looked after and hardly played in its 16years in existence. There are some some incredibly light marks on the reverse of the guitar as you’d expect. Only a single very very minor 3mm impression is present on the back and hasn’t broken the lacquer (see pic). These marks are only visible if light bounced off them and you’re searching for them.

The quartersawn one-piece mahogany neck has the chunky 58 Historic C shaped profile – comfortable, and very manageable. The rosewood fretboard has a beautiful tight and dark grain. The guitar is starting to age beautifully with the usual binding bleed and pearloid trapezoid inlays really do look superb – Such a cool instrument.

The humbuckers have the harmonic complexity and tonal range that you expect from a guitar produced in Gibson’s golden age. The bridge pickup has cut and snarl while still cleaning up nicely and delivering a smooth and balanced midrange, while the neck pickup has more warmth, pairing well with the bridge when both pickups are engaged. The electronics work perfectly and the guitar sounds absolutely superb.

Original hardshell case and handwritten Gibson custom certificate of authenticity included.

Exact specs will be added below as soon as we have them from Gibson.

Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!

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