SWEET! Gibson Les Paul Standard ’58 Historic Makeover 2008 Figured Honeyburst

3,200.00$ 2,545.00$

SWEET! Gibson Les Paul Standard ’58 Historic Makeover 2008 Figured Honeyburst

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Lovies Guitars has up for grabs a very sweet Gibson Les Paul Standard ’58 Historic Makeover! This was originally a Les Paul Standard Faded but was transformed by DCX Guitars to mimic a 1958 Les Paul! For starters the funky Gibson finish was completely removed down to bare wood. The top was re-carved to late 50’s specs. The one piece mahogany body has some iridescent 3D ribbon stripes as does the neck. The mahogany was prepared traditionally with aniline dyes and high VOC grain filler per original Gibson recipes. Its a little darker than Gibson’s current cherry VOS look (which to my eye looks cool but is a little lighter than a real 1958 should look). Both the body and neck have a very 3D grain giving it a nice shimmer when tilted to different angles in the light. You couldn’t see this at all with the stock finish. The maple top was prepared to maximize the flame. A thin but gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish was applied, machine buffed and hand rubbed to a high gloss. Classic Instrument grade nitro lacquer had been sun aged to give a natural amber tint. Its kind of like making sun tea except it takes months in the sun to get the amber tint. Minimal staining was needed for the light Honey burst finish. A vintage ink stamped serial number was added in the correct font. This finish will age just like the finish on original 50’s Les Paul. This guitar has the original Burstbucker Pro pickups that have always sounded phenomenal! See many detailed images included!
Weighs in at 7.95 lbs
.821″ at the 1st fret
.970″ at the 12th fret
1.670″ Nut Width
Serial: 8 1708
SKU: 1640