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Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst, 2014

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The Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard Reissue is as close as many of us can now get to the iconic late 1950’s sunburst Les Paul. Built following the original patterns, the Gibson R8 pairs a book-matched flame-Maple top on a tropical Mahogany back, with Mahogany neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

This Gibson R8 example was built during 2014 at the Nashville plant, and is in exceptionally  good, clean condition with virtually no wear of any kind.

The original brown vintage style case is included, with all the paperwork inside.

Here’s the builder on the Gibson R8 Les Paul 1958 Reissue:

“The Gibson R8 – the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue – features all the painstaking historic construction methods of the famous ’59 Reissues with a few historically-accurate spec differences that allow it to stand on its own. Like the 1958 originals, it has narrow frets which help more of the fingerboard wood to be heard in the tone profile. It also has a round, chunky neck profile for a full feel and maximum bending leverage. And finally it has a beautiful plain maple top; each is unique and full of character. Available in a variety of classic sunburst shades. “

Gibson R8 Les Paul 1958 Reissue Specifications:

 

  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • Back: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
  • Binding: 1-Ply Royalite
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina)
  • Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Profile: Chunky C-Shape
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.85mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.24″ / 56.89mm
  • Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: No-Wire ABR-1
  • Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
  • Pickguard: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
  • Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply
  • Control Knobs: Butyrate Gold Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Amber Catalin
  • Switchwasher: Silkscreened Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Jack Plate Cover: Laminated Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Control Covers: Black Royalite
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver
  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Controls: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch
  • Accessories: Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags

Price: $5,500.00 CAD
  • Model: R8 Les Paul 1958 Reissue
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 8 4049 built 2014 in Nashville TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 14/05/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.688lbs 3.94kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42.82mm 1.686in
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