100% unplayed, these sell new for $4500, you can save a huge amount of money here...Finished in Iced Tea finish and has never been played. It is in 100% Mint, Unplayed condition. This one weighs in at 9lbs even. This one has a very unique top on it. It looks more like a highly flamed 59 than a 58 every where except where your arm would rest when you are playing it. So that plain washed out part on the top will be covered up anyways... really a cool vintage LP look. They weren't all monster tops back in the day, most were mismatched like this one. Here are the specs:
True to all of the original instrument’s features with a rich, rubbed appearance.
By the time the sunburst finish finally arrived on Gibson’s Les Paul Model in 1958, the guitar had already evolved through several modifications through the course of the decade, including the arrival of the Tune-o-matic bridge in 1956 and humbucking pickups in 1957. As legendary as ’50s Les Pauls have become, Gibson had sold fewer of the guitar every year since 1953, the year following its introduction, when the company shipped 2,245 Les Pauls.Gibson president Ted McCarty blamed some of the model’s waning popularity on its flashy Goldtop finish, and attempted to bolster its appeal with an elegant and more traditional Cherry Sunburst finish. Since this finish now displayed the grain of the guitar’s carved maple top, Gibson also now used “bookmatched” two-piece tops glued together with a center seam, giving each guitar its very own distinct look and marking the beginning of the guitar world’s fascination with figured maple tops, even though the majority of the tops used in 1958 were considered “plain” when compared to the tops used one year later and beyond.The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue from Gibson’s Custom Shop presents the most accurate recreation yet available of this first incarnation of the hallowed “Burst,” in a guitar that contains all the crucial ingredients, with a less showy maple top that is sometimes considered more authentic looking than those with highly detailed figuring. Also, while all Les Pauls were finished in Cherry Sunburst in 1958, these faded in greatly varying degrees, which are now accurately represented in the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue finish selections. Available in VOS are Bourbon Burst, Faded Tobacco Burst, Iced Tea Burst, Lemon Burst, Sunrise Tea Burst and Washed Cherry Sunburst. Gloss choice is Washed Cherry Sunburst.The 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue relies on the ingredients that made the Les Paul a classic in the first place, but puts them together in the way that first began to show off what was going on underneath the finish. The Gibson Custom Shop uses a body of solid, non-weight relieved mahogany, which blends depth and richness with the snap and clarity of the maple top. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck still has a chunky, rounded ’50s profile, which, in combination with the traditional long-tenon neck joint, enhances sustain and resonance as well as feeling great in the hand.In addition to these classic ingredients, the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue also benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye beneath its nitrocellulose lacquer finish.Gibson Custom’s new Custom Bucker accurately recreates the original PAFs of the late ’50s, using Alnico III magnets and unequal turns of 42 AWG wire in each coil for that characteristic PAF “bite.” These pickups clean up beautifully at the guitar’s volume controls, while Bumble Bee tone caps assist in that warm, singing “woman tone” when you roll back the tone controls. To top it all off, the 1958 Les Paul Standard Reissue plays superbly right out of its Custom Shop hardshell case thanks to a trip through one of Gibson’s state-of-the-art Plek machines before it leaves the Custom Shop floor.Every guitar includes a Certificate of Authenticity, an owner’s manual and adjustment literature.
Features One-piece rosewood fingerboardsAniline DyeKluson Deluxe machine headsHot Hide Glue Neck FitCustom BuckersHistoric Truss Rod Assembly (no tubing)Accurate body and fingerboard binding colorIncludes Gibson Custom caseI will ship to anywhere in the world. Paypal users must have a confirmed and verified address (and I will only ship to this address)... I ship UPS for USA and Canada shipping, and Ups for international shipping. Shipping will generally run about $200 for worldwide, but please contact me first for an exact shipping quote if you are buying from another country... Also, you the buyer are responsible for any taxes your country charges you on the shipment. They can be high, sometimes up to 30% or more depending on your country. Please email first with any questions pertaining to customs fees, and I will do my best to answer them for you, I ship overseas all the time, and have become pretty good at it ; ) .
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I am not a Gibson Dealer, so these do not come with a warranty. They are however exactly as described, mint condition. Although they are in new condition, I can't sell them as a new guitar. If you want a warranty, buy them new from an authorized dealer and pay their insanely high prices, but if you want a quality guitar, for hundreds (and sometimes) thousands less, buy it from me, a trusted and proven ebay seller.
090405Again, I am not a Gibson Dealer, so these do not come with a warranty. They are however exactly as described, mint condition. Although they are in new condition, I can't sell them as a new guitar. If you want a warranty, buy them new from an authorized dealer and pay their insanely high prices, but if you want a quality guitar, for hundreds (and sometimes) thousands less, buy it from me, a trusted and proven ebay seller.
Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming amount of recent returns (for not reason except that the buyer simply no longer needs the item)... I will NO longer accept returns unless the guitar/bass is somehow not exactly as described. I am sorry if this is an inconvenience to you as a buyer. Please check my feedback and rest assured that you will be receiving the guitar I have in the auction. I have never had an unhappy buyer. I will of course accept a return if there is an issue with the guitar, or if you don't like it, I will gladly work with you to find something else you would be happy with from my inventory. Again, I am sorry to have to do this, but shipping a guitar, and then waiting 14 days to have the buyer decide to send it back, ties up the funds associated with the transaction, and it takes as long as a month to get the guitar back and then I have to try to resell it. It is frustrating, and I am not a big chain store with a load of capital that I can afford to tie up my funds for a month. Thank you for your understanding. And again, Please ask me all the questions you need to before purchasing the item. I will get back to you asap and give you as much detail as I can. I am also a guitar player/collector, so I know how important it is to have as much information on a guitar that you can't have in your hands. Best of luck! 011102