The True Historic Series from Gibson Custom feature replica-level detail, from plastics recreated based on lab analysis of original 50's parts, to double-carved top and neck profiles and thin, hand-sanded finishes, they are the most complete, accurate and refined recreations of the guitars that form the mid-century legend of Gibson's solid body range.
The True Historic 1958 Les Paul Standard was the first year of the now famous Sunburst finish.
While there was only one "Burst" on the price list, Cherry Sunburst, time and light have since created as many different finishes as originals, as aniline dye and nitro cellulose are light sensitive, causing them to fade.
Just like an original 1958 Les Paul, the neck profile on the True Historic '58 is just a bit beefier on average when compared to a 1959.
Rendered in the fine detail inherent to all True Historic Models, this is our most thoroughly convincing replica of the 'Burst that started it all.
Known as - "Goldfinger" among collectors, Charles Daughtry's original 1957 Goldtop #7 3308 is as recognized for its tone as it is easily identifiable by its trademark finger wear around its cutaway.
Collector's Choicee #36 is the first Standard Historic Spec in the series for 2016 and is handcrafted based on digital analysis of the original as well as collaboration with its owner.
To pick up one of the Limited Run guitars and play it is to experience the tone, look and feel of #7 3308 just as Charles has since adding it to his collection.
You'll find CC#36 to be one of the most gorgeous sounding, excellent feeling and character-rich Les Pauls we've ever crafted.
Top Only (back binding), 1 (back pieces), Reissue Lightweight Aluminum (tailpiece type), 2.26 cm /.900 (thickness fret 1), 2.54 cm / 1.0 (thickness fret 12), .040 True Historic Reissue Cream (fingerboard binding), Tortoise Shell (fingerboard side dots), 30.38 cm / 12 (fretboard radius), None (includes), 1958 Les Paul (neck shape), Hot Hide Glue (neck fit adhesive), 1 (neck pieces), Nylon (nut material), 5.6896 cm / 2.24 (neck end board width), 1958 True Historic Thin Head Veneer (peg head type), Maple (top material), Single Bound, True Historic Reissue Cream (top binding), 2 (top pieces)
None (back binding), 1 (back pieces), Reissue Lightweight Aluminum (tailpiece type), 2.20 cm / .890 inch (thickness fret 1), 2.44 cm / .960 inch (thickness fret 12), Single Bound, 50's Cream (fingerboard binding), Tortoise Shell (fingerboard side dots), 30.38 cm / 12 (fretboard radius), None (includes), 1950's Style Les Paul (neck shape), Hot Hide Glue (neck fit adhesive), 1 (neck pieces), Nylon (nut material), 5.6896 cm / 2.27 (neck end board width), 50's Profile LP (peg head type), Plain Maple (top material), Single Bound, 50's Cream (top binding), 2 (top pieces)