Vintage Heart and Soul

The Gibson Custom Shop Historic Series has evolved so much since it’s inception. Over time, the Custom Shop team has gotten closer and closer to recreating the magic of the coveted vintage treasures of the late 50’s and early 60’s. Pulling inspiration from the various eras of production in their storied history, Gibson has managed to identify all the characteristics of a great Les Paul and put all them into one irresistible-looking package. From hide-glue construction to premium tone woods, these instruments are closer than ever to instruments that defined a generation and inspired millions. Building off of the presentation of the 2017 Les Paul Standard models, the all-new 2018 Historic Collection takes things to the next level, with new neck profiles (including an all-new ’59 profile scanned from an original vintage treasure) to period correct fretwire and all new “Fade” finishes. Make no mistake, you don’t just see the difference–you FEEL it, too. Obsessively perfect, ultra-accurate aesthetic appointments compliment stellar finish options like aniline-dyed 1-piece mahogany backs, historically-accurate deluxe Kluson tuners, and gorgeous maple tops to create instruments that look and feel like vintage instruments. A pair of so-close-to-vintage-it’s-scary Custom Buckers complete the package by unleashing the glorious, ultra-rich harmonic content of these phenomenal instruments. Wildwood Guitars is proud to present: The Gibson Custom Shop 2018 Historic Collection.


Brand Gibson Custom Shop
Model2018 Historic Collection 1959 Les Paul Standard - Gloss
Finish ColorDark Bourbon Fade
Weight8.45 lbs
Top WoodCarved Figured Maple attached with Hot Hide Glue
Body WoodSolid Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany
Neck Wood1-Piece Mahogany Neck
Neck ShapeUpdated '59 Neck Profile (taken from a real '59 Les Paul Standard)
Neck Dimensions.870 1st - .980 12th
FingerboardRosewood attached with Hot Hide Glue
Fingerboard Radius12"
InlaysCellulose Trapezoids
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Frets22 (Historically-accurate small fretwire)
BindingSingle-Ply Cream on Top and Hand filed rolled Fingerboard Binding
Pickups2 Custom Buckers
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone and 3-way Toggleswitch
TailpieceLightweight Aluminum Stopbar
TunersKluson "Deluxe"
Unique FeaturesTrue Historic Parts and Plastics
CaseHistoric Brown/Pink Lacquered Gibson Custom Hardshell

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