Gibson Custom Shop 2015 Historic Select '58 Hand Selected Les Paul Lemonburst
Up for grabs is this absolutely stunning USA Gibson Custom Shop 1958 (R8) Reissue. It’s an exclusive 2015 Custom Shop ‘Historic Select’ reissue, the only other line built to the quality of the True Historics. A limited number of these were built in 2015 as the forerunners to the True Historic line. It’s the highest quality Les Paul Gibson can build. A few Historic Selects were sent to the Chicago Music Exchange and a few were sent to Japan as ‘Hand Sected’ guitars. This one was selected as a Japanese shop order. I don’t remember seeing any R8’s from this line with a top as good as this one.
It’s one of the Japanese hand-selected issues which was chosen as a shop order and wow, that top! It’s hard to capture in the pics just how good it is. We’ve had a lot of great R8 tops but I can’t remember any being better than this one. It’s a beautiful flamed dirty lemonburst (called ‘Green Lemon’ in the hand select booklet) with tight flames and mineral streaking aplenty, it has a mahogany body with matched graining, a good chunky ’58 profile neck, all hide glue constriction, True Historic parts and a great sounding pair of custom buckers. Has had the VOS treatment from Gibson custom shop so some light ageing all over. Weighs a comfortable 3.9kg. Plays like butter.
Has all case candy in the pics, certificate or authenticity booklet and ‘Hand Selected’ booklet. No issues at all, no breaks, repairs or modifications. Complete with original historic pink velvet crush lined lifton hard shell case. One of the best R8's you will see and a true investment piece. I’ll let the pics tell the rest of the story. Pretty much the perfect '58 reissue. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.