Wonderful Gibson Custom ’58 Figured Les Paul Standard Reissue in a stunning Western Desert Fade VOS finish with Figured Maple top and Stinger.
Gibson have periodically released 'figured top' versions of their R8 model, and this guitar in particular is part of a small run from 2011 with some fairly unique and intriguing features; namely the ‘stinger’ to the back of the headstock, the beautifully figured,flame Maple top and a slimmer more profiled neck more akin to a ’59 reissue.
Indeed, this small run of guitars has developed a bit of a cult following due to the speculation they were originally built for Gibson’s 2010 Don Felder ’59 VOS Signature run. To add further fuel to this fire, we see the ABR-1 has been factory modified to accept a wider post spacing (a-la Nashville bridge) and the inside of the control cavity (where the Model stamp would be) has been scrapped back and ‘R8’ stamped in it’s place. Speculation aside this is a fantastic Les Paul Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop. The combination of the figured top, Stinger Headstock, unusual Western Desert Fade finish, dark Rosewood board and 9.2lbs weight equals an exceptional guitar. The pickups sound open, clear and bright without being cutting and sound great whether clean or driven. The finish has become one of our favourite Gibson ‘Burst’ finishes named Western Desert Fade which isn’t comparable to the standard reissue finishes available. Constructed with a one piece solid Mahogany Body, Mahogany neck and an attractive, dark, even Rosewood fingerboard. Pickups are the excellent Gibson BurstBucker 1 & 2 Humbuckers. The guitar retains all its original parts and all solder joints remain untouched.
Comes with its original Gibson Custom Case, Certificate of Authenticity and various hang tags.