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2018 Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop VOS 1959 Les Paul - Special Run 55/81 Hand Picked

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 About this guitar: 

Gibsons homage to the guitars that made their name famous. This guitar successfully captures the sound, feel, and look of the late 50s. Part of an exclusive very limited run, this guitar stands out among the crowd and certainly lives up the expectations set by its predecessor.

Here's the release video with the actual guitar when released from GG. 

Guitar Weight: 8.5Lbs 

From Guitar Guitar Blog: 

The Gibson ‘Sunburst’, from 1958-60 is the Holy Grail, and Custom Shop models that accurately replicate the few hundred examples that remain are, realistically, the closest any of us will get to these tonal deities. A custom made Late 50s Les Paul Standard with a Sunburst finish is a guitar of distinction!

The Cherry part of many Sunburst finishes faded over time, resulting in the famed ‘Lemon Burst’ finish beloved of Peter Green fans. Indeed, the range of bursts found on vintage Les Pauls is interesting: some bear the famed ‘Heritage Cherry’ (bright translucent red), whilst others have much more of a Darkburst, with rich, chocolate-y Brown hues being sprayed on instead of the Cherry. They are all ‘Sunbursts’, but they are not all alike.

This brings us to today’s subject.

As some of you may have read previously, we sent a staff member across to Nashville on a mission to pick out the greatest pieces of Figured Maple timber for using to create a select run of special ‘Late 50s’ Les Paul Standards. Our man took his time going through nearly a thousand Maple blanks, picking out just 81 that were deemed suitable.

Next, select Mahogany was chosen for the bodies and necks. This had to be lightweight mahogany, because these Les Pauls were to receive precisely zero chambering or weight relief. Gibson didn’t do that in the fifties, so we didn’t want it happening now! Choosing lightweight pieces of Mahogany lets Gibson’s Custom Shop stay true to historicity, whilst accepting that all of our back muscles prefer less heavy Les Pauls!

Pickups were specially hand-wound for these instruments, too. Custombuckers, with the most PAF-like tone ever to from a contemporary pickup. Mix these pickups, and these woods, with the stringent quality control standards applied by the artisans in Gibson’s Custom Shop, and you have the Best of the Best. It’s world class stuff, form beginning to end.

To finish, each of the guitars has been given Gibson's proprietry VOS (Vintage Original Spec) treatment over a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer to appropriately simulate the look, touch and patina of a fifties Les Paul. Every detail counts on a guitar of this pedigree. Gibson do not disappoint us with these: each individual instrument is exceptional.

We’ve made 81 of these guitars in total, making use of each piece of hand-selected Maple. Within that number, there are five colours to choose from. Here, we’ll take a look at one example of each colour, along with an accompanying video of that exact guitar being played, so you can really get a feel for what to expect.

Condition: Mint

This pre-owned guitar comes with:

✔ New Strings
✔ Professional Setup

✔ Gibson Custom Shop Hardcase

✔ COA Certificate

✔ Case Candy All as original

Any questions please send us a message.  Happy to arrange a voice or video chat. We also have WhatsApp and Email.

Shipping Pricing Guide

Standard Delivery for Small Accessories + Vinyl Records - £3.50

Express Instrument & Amp Delivery (Next Working Day on orders placed before 1PM) - £9.99

There will be a small surcharge for Scottish Highlands & Ireland, please contact us for more info. 

Dispatch Times

We aim to dispatch guitar orders SAME DAY, if you place your order before 1PM

International Shipping

Shipping to most of Europe will be £80 via UPS. Please note, we're not liable for any import duty or charges you may incur due to Brexit. Please contact us for a quote.

USA Shipping £150 via UPS. - (Please contact us for a quote).

Rest of World £POA (Please contact us for a quote).

We expertly pack every item we send included in the price. 

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. | 01492 588279

Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund, we may offer you an exchange or gift voucher.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. 

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases. 

Additional non-returnable items: 
- Gift cards 
- Downloadable software products 
- Some health and personal care items 

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted 
- Guitars with any plastic cover pick guards or pickups.
- Book with obvious signs of use 

- CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened 
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error 
- Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery 

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. 

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We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: Mayalls Music Ltd., 9 Bangor Road, Conwy, LL32 8NG, United Kingdom. 

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you. 

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return. 

To return your product, you should ship your product to:  Mayalls Music Ltd., 9 Bangor Road, Conwy, LL32 8NG, United Kingdom. 

You are responsible for shipping your return item(s) back to us.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. 

If you are shipping an item over £25, you should consider using a trackable shipping service and/or purchasing shipping insurance. We are not responsible for any loss or damage that may occur in transit back to us.