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Gibson Custom Shop Special Order '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue 1997 Japan

Gibson Custom Shop Special Order '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue 1997 Japan


Up for grabs is this very early Yamano ordered Gibson Custom Shop 1958 (R8) Reissue from 1997. This R8 is factory finished in cherry red, likely a custom order for Yamano, and this was a very unusual finish on an R8 back in the 90's. It was selected for export to Japan by Yamano, where all the best looking tops went during this period, especially some of the early Custom Shop historics like this one. We get in quite a few R8's, most are Sunburst plain tops but this is a different beast altogether. No issues at all, no breaks or repairs. Beautiful carve to the top and the weight is very good at 4.2kg. Lovely thick ’58 neck carve.  It’s a superb playing Les Paul and has been played and not locked away, so has some light natural playwear, which is no bad thing at all. There is plenty of life in the frets, the truss rod has been checked and working fine and the neck is dead straight. The tuners have been replaced with Grovers and the truss rod cover has been replaced with a 'Custom' engraved one in a little nod to 'Lucy' by the previous owner. I'll let pictures do the rest of the talking. It comes complete with its original black 'Custom Art' historic hardshell case, which is in good condition with all latches and lock working fine. It also includes the Japanese Yamano booklet. Read up on the Yamanos if you are not aware on their history with Gibson… Yamano had a lot of say in what guitars their Japanese representatives were able to hand select and take back to Japan from the 90’s to the mid 2000’s (a period which also coincided with some of Gibson’s finest work). Don't miss this.


Buy with confidence, Gas Station Guitars is a limited UK company and we offer a no question 14-day refund policy on all our guitars. We ship worldwide (see below for list of countries). At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’s gonna be pretty special. All pictures you see above are of the actual guitar, and all guitars have been fully checked and are with us in hand, so it’s straight from us to you! Our packaging is very tough and designed to protect equally guitars with hardcases and softcases. This guitar is NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange and we cannot do holds or lay aways. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada and of course the UK. **Please note we can no longer ship to Australia.**

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