2012 Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue R8 (consignment) SOLD

Comments Gibson introduced the Les Paul in 1952. But by 1958, it wasn’t selling well, and Ted McCarty attributed this partly to the flashy metallic gold-top finish, so the Les Paul Standard gained a traditional sunburst.This is a rather nice 2012 example of the Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue R8. The R8 is just a short form for ‘1958 Reissue’, as the R9 model is the 1959 reissue; the main difference now is the neck profile. The R8 has a somewhat chunkier neck compared to the R9.Originally, the R8 had a rather plain top. Not any more! This one features a lovely burled or blistered center-seam maple top, and it’s very attractive.It’s in very good condition with little play wear. Read the Gibson site pages on the Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue R8 here.
Serial Number 821019, built during 2012 at the Gibson Nashville, Tennessee Custom Shop.
Pricing $3,250.00 Canadian with original hardshell case.   SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard. 1958 style neck profile – this is a little chunkier than the 1959 models. 17 degree head pitch. Hot hide glue is used on the neck to body mortise joint. 24.75 inch scale length, 1.687 inch nut width, 12 inch fingerboard radius.
Frets Original frets with very minor wear.
Body Classic Les Paul body design and construction, and with a very nicely blistered or burled center-seam maple top. Mahogany back, assembled with Franklin Titebond glue.
Finish Iced Tea VOS nitrocellulose lacquer finish, in good condition. Personally, this is one of my favourite finishes. The light shading at the edges really and adds colour and depth, but doesn’t interfere with the look of – or being able to see! – the maple top’s figure.
Hardware/electronics All orginal nickel-plated hardware. Kluson-style Gibson Deluxe tuners with plastic Keystone buttons, ABR bridge and stop tailpiece, Gibson Custom Bucker pickups with nickel plated covers, gold Top Hat knobs with dial pointers. Standard Gibson wiring – pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls with Bumblebee capacitors.
Playability/Action The Gibson 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays very well – these instruments all pass through a Plek machine for fret levelling and setup. We will of course tune the setup as the player requires.
Case Original hardshell case included.


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