Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Historic 1959 VOS, Washed Cherry

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  • Includes Gibson Custom Shop Brown Hard Case
  • Custom Bucker Pickups Recreate Accurate PAF Tone
  • Vintage VOS Washed Cherry Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Hand Made In The Gibson Custom Shop
  • Chunky 59 Neck Profile For Tone And Sustain

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard Historic 1959 VOS, Washed Cherry


The Gibson Custom Les Paul Standard Historic 1959 VOS electric guitar has a one-piece Mahogany body with a figured Maple top and a VOS washed cherry finish with hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer. This unique model features hand-crafted beauty, authentic vintage Gibson tone and historically accurate appointments, helping to ensure a vintage playing experience with the feel of an original '59 Les Paul. Additional features include two Custom Bucker humbucking pickups, reissue Kluson deluxe tuners, 50's cream binding, a solid Indian Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, an ABR bridge and 1950's-style nickel-plated hardware. Complete with a Gibson Custom certificate of authenticity and a reissue Les Paul case, the Standard Historic 1959 VOS is a must have guitar for Les Paul enthusiasts.

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Birth of the Burst Finish

Throughout the '50s the Les Paul guitar had already enjoyed several modifications including the introduction of a tune-o-matic bridge in 1956 and humbucking pickups in 1957. However, sales were slowing and Gibson's president Ted McCarty blamed the model's flashy Goldtop finish. So, in 1958 an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish was released along with a bookmatched two-piece carved Maple top, which proved to be hugely popular. The VOS (Vintage Original Spec) finish on this Gibson guitar is a perfect example of the faded appearance of those vintage burst models, providing each instrument with its own distinctive look and character.

Classic Les Paul Features

The Gibson Custom Les Paul Standard Historic features a solid Mahogany body which blends depth and richness with the clarity and warmth of the figured Maple top. The 1-piece Mahogany neck retains the chunky yet smooth 1950's Les Paul profile which combines with the traditional long-tenon neck joint to enhance both sustain and resonance while also ensuring comfortable playability. The Gibson Custom Les Paul also benefits from Gibson Custom's 20th Anniversary specifications which include a one-piece Indian Rosewood fingerboard, reissue Kluson deluxe tuners, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic truss rod assembly with no tubing, 50's cream body and neck binding, and period-correct Aniline Dye beneath the nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Custom Bucker Pickups

Exclusive to Gibson Custom instruments only, the Custom Bucker pickups are crafted with alnico III magnets and wired with an uneven amount of turns to produce a distinctive feel and character that is unique to your guitar. The individual tone and volume controls for each pickup provide versatility while also allowing you to achieve your desired sound and tone. Designed after the late '50s PAF pickups that are so highly sought after, you can't get much closer to them than with these Custom Buckers.


  • Includes Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity and Reissue Les Paul Case
  • Neck Design: Historic long neck tenon
  • Top: Book-matched flame maple
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight aluminium stopbar
  • Finish: Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck Joint: Constructed with hot hide glue
  • Pickups: Custom Bucker PAF reproductions
  • Fingerboard: Solid one-piece Rosewood
  • Body Back: Hand-selected one-piece Mahogany
  • Neck: Quality Mahogany with '59 neck profile


Body & Bridge

  • Top: 2-Piece Flame Maple
  • Back: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Binding: Single Bound '50s Cream
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Body Contour: 1950's-Style Les Paul
  • Body Colour: VOS Washed Cherry
  • Body Finish: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Bridge: ABR with Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Reissue Lightweight Aluminium Stopbar

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24.75'' / 62.865cm
  • Radius: 12'' / 30.38cm
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style No Tubing
  • Profile: 1950's-Style Les Paul
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Cellulose Trapezoid
  • Side Dots: Tortoise Shell
  • Binding: Single Bound '50s Cream
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687'' / 4.28cm
  • Headstock: '50s Profile LP
  • Headstock Inlay: Pearloid

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker (Alnico III)
  • Controls: Lead Volume, Lead Tone, Rhythm Volume, Rhythm Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle Switch
  • Tuning Machines: Reissue Kluson Deluxe Green Keys, Single Band
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel Plated
  • Output Jack: 1/4'' with 1950's Cream Plate
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminium
  • Pickguard: 1950's-Style Cream
  • Truss Rod Cover: 1950's-Style LP Standard
  • Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Included Case: Reissue Les Paul, Brown with Pink Fur Lining