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2018 Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS R9 - Dark Bourbon Fade

Item ID: 983088

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The Standard Historic 1959 Standard Les Paul from Gibson Custom delivers the tone, looks and feel of the original ’59 Les Paul that set the standard. It features hand-crafted beauty, authentic vintage Gibson tone and historic appointments plus historically accurate aniline dye, hide glue neck construction and the renown sound transference that comes with its long neck tenon. The most important details that made the original the legend are artfully revived for a convincing vintage playing experience.


  • Neck Design: Historic long neck tenon
  • Top: Book-matched flame maple
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminum stopbar
  • Finish: Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck Joint: Constructed with hot hide glue
  • Pickups: Custom Bucker PAF repros
  • Fingerboard: Solid one-piece rosewood
  • Body Back: Hand-selected one-piece mahogany
  • Neck: Quality mahogany with ‘59 neck profile


  • Model Gibson Custom Shop Standard Historic 1959 Les Paul STD
  • Builder Gibson Custom Shop
  • Year 2018
  • Body Type Solid
  • Top Wood AAA Flame Maple
  • Body Wood Mahogany
  • Finish Type Hand Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Finish Color Dark Bourbon Fade
  • Aging VOS
  • Back Finish Hand Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer - Cherry
  • Binding Cream neck and body
  • Neck Wood Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Carve 1959 Style Les Paul
  • Scale Length 24 ¾" Scale Length
  • Neck Radius 12"
  • Frets 22
  • Nut Width 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
  • Nut Material Nylon
  • Neck Finish Cherry Stain Nitro
  • Inlays Trapezoid
  • Headstock 50's Profile LP with Holly Head Veneer
  • Neck Pickup Custom Bucker PAF Reproduction
  • Bridge Pickup Custom Bucker PAF Reproduction
  • Pickguard Cream
  • Hardware Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge Adjustable Saddles with StopTail
  • Tuners Kluson Tuners Period Correct
  • Controls 2 Volume Knobs, 2 Tone Knobs
  • Electronics 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Extras Hand selected backs for lightweight. Book Matched Flame Top
  • Case Custom Shop Brown Hardshell Case
  • Weight 8.9 Pounds

 Condition: Light wear typical of a gently used instrument. Light surface scratches, scuffs, etc.

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

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