Home > Electric Guitar Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Chambered V.O.S. WC
Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Chambered V.O.S. WC, Electric Guitar
Item number: 10053153
This item is not part of our current product range.
Electric Guitar • Serial number: CR 91012 • Colour / Finish: Washed Cherry Sunburst • Technology: Solid Body • Body Shape: Single Cut • Strings: 6 string • Neck construction: Set in neck • Frets: 22 • Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm) • Body Material: Mahogany • Top: Figured Maple • Neck: Mahogany • Fretboard: Rosewood • Fretboard Inlays: Trapezoid inlays • Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker) • Neck Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 1 • Bridge Pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 2 • Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle • Controls: 2x volume, 2x tone • Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic • Hardware: Nickel • Including: Case & certificate • Special Features: Chambered • Weight: 3,38 kg • The Gibson VOS 59 Les Paul Standard is an electric singlecut guitar which follows the VOS (Vintage Original Spec) that make these series of guitars Gibsons next step in their journey towards perfection. The Gibson VOS 59 Les Paul Standard is made to the Vintage Original Spec. A major change to the Les Paul Standard in 1959 was the addition of wider, fatter jumbo frets, which facilitated more dramatic bends. The real force of this change was not felt until the late 1960s, when rock and blues players like Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and Peter Green began to discover the fat, warm voice of the ’59 Standard. This moment in history marked the beginning of the idealization of the ’59 Les Paul as the Holy Grail of guitars in the minds of professionals, collectors and weekend warriors. VOS stands for Vintage Original Spec. The finishing process on VOS models has been customised to reflect the way Gibson finished Les Paul guitars back in the 50s. They receive a thinner nitro-cellulose lacquer finish which is applied, sanded, and buffed by hand; in other words, more care is put into the finishing process. This extra care is intended to make VOS guitars look like gently aged and well-cared-for vintage guitars. It also helps the guitars breathe better and therefore to resonate and sustain more freely, making them much better instruments. Gibson VOS 59 Les Paul Standard features include: Carved figured maple top Chambered mahogany body Single-ply cream binding on top Thin toggle switch washer & jackplate ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum 1-piece Mahogany neck with long tenon 22-fret rosewood fingerboard Holly headstock veneer 1959 rounded neck profile Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color) Nickel hardware Burstbucker 1(R) and 2(T) pickups Bumblebee caps CTS pots Vintage tulip tuners 24-3/4" scale 1-11/16" nut width 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch Vintage Reissue 010 strings Gibson hardcase included Washed Cherry finish
Alternative products from our current product range: