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2008 Gibson Les Paul Standard '59 Flame Top VOS

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SN# 9-8013

Scale length 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Finish: Faded ice tea, nitrocellulose type

Materials: Highly figured AAA solid tiger flame maple top; natural Honduras mahogany neck and body; rosewood fingerboard

Hardware: Original lightly antiqued vintage style nickel hardware includes stop tailpiece, ABR-1 Tunematic bridge; Kluson Deluxe tuners with single ring tulip pegs, gold bell volume and tone knobs; ivory pickguard with nickel support bracket; Gibson truss rod cover. Custom Lollar Imperial Low Wind pickups, RS CTS Superpots, and RS Jensen '50s style oil-and-paper caps installed.

Notes: Introduced in mid-1952, the Gibson Les Paul Model, and has remained perhaps the worlds' most iconic electric guitar to this day. The Patent Applied For humbucking pickup was introduced with the model in mid-1957, and the sunburst maple top Les Paul Standard made its debut the following year, becoming one of the rarest and most coveted Les Pauls ever produced.

The VOS (Vintage Original Spec) series is well named. Never has a more fanatically accurate recreation of this legendary guitar left Gibson workbenches. The neck has the classic full "C" profile of the late 50's LPs, the frets are the classic medium-jumbos, and famously easy to play. Even the serial number has been inked on the back of the peghead in the original font, not stamped as on reissues of lesser accuracy.

This outstanding example is crafted with an exceptionally figured bookmatched tiger flame maple top, with a gently faded ice tea sunburst and aged nickel hardware to complete the vintage appearance. This example is in superb condition with no pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and smooth low action over freshly dressed medium jumbo frets. Custom Lollar Imperial Low Wind pickups, RS CTS Superpots, and genuine RS Jensen '50s style oil-and-paper caps, produce fat, vintage tone with exceptional sustain and feedback resistance. The "California Girl" case is supplied with all original tags, paperwork and accessories. The few surviving original LP Standards command several hundred thousand on the collector's market. Here's a great opportunity to get true vintage tone, feel and look at a real player's price.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original brown Gibson "California Girl" arched fitted hardshell case with pink plush lining.









































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