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2019 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard R8 Flame Top, Mint w/ COA, Case & Tags


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Up for sale, a 2019 Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard “R8” in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the Lifton reissue hardshell case, CoA, and all hangtags. Representing the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop's expert team - a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of players - this R8 is an exceedingly faithful recreation of a genuine 1958 Les Paul Standard, with premium appointments including CustomBucker PAFs, hot hide glue construction, and vintage-correct plastics and hardware.

This Les Paul is loaded with its factory pair of CustomBucker PAFs, Gibson's latest, highly praised PAF iteration. Featuring Alnico III magnets, these low-medium output pickups have all the chirp, honk, and bloom a player could want. The set in this particular guitar is dynamic, highly detailed, balanced, and comfortably versatile with any playing style. The bridge has plenty of bite and growl, while the neck pickup has the buttery girth and power one expects without sacrificing clarity. Demonstrative of what quality tonewoods are capable of, there are few things finer than the rich warmth of mahogany paired with a carved maple top that adds cut and attack. Lightweight for a Les Paul at 8lbs 7oz, this R8 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, authentic 1950s No-Tube truss rod assembly
-Shape: ‘50s-style Rounded C, “baseball bat,” measuring .920” 1st fret, 1.030” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, aged cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays, Royalite binding
-Frets: Historic Narrow/tall, pristine
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, nylon
-Tuners: Kluson Deluxe single-line
-Serialization: 8-prefix inked serial
-Joint: Long tenon, hot hide glue fit

Body Specs:

-Wood: Lightweight mahogany, two-piece flame maple top (flitch-matched)
-Pickups: CustomBucker PAF x2
-Harness: Bumblebee caps, Gibson-embossed pots, R8 stamp in corner of cavity
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ABR-1 no-wire bridge, aluminum stopbar
-Plastics: Cellulose acetate butyrate cream-colored plastics (incl. M69 pickup rings), gold butyrate bonnet knobs, black Royalite cavity covers

The Vintage Cherry Sunburst nitro lacquer gloss finish is particularly rich and vibrant, highlighting the extremely tight, straight tiger flame figuring extending with great consistency across the two-piece carve maple top. Exceedingly clean, there's barely a scratch on the body, and the nitro gloss on the neck profile is similarly immaculate.

The original Lifton reissue brown tolex hardshell case with pink interior is included, along with the Gibson Custom CoA and all hangtags/factory documentation.