Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS - VOS Iced Tea Burst user reviews
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- The Gibson Les Paul guitar is a nice warm guitar that fits in pretty much any style music to throw in. It has a nice fat chunky neck and a great sustain that makes it very pleasing to anyone he uses a overdriven pedal into an amplifier or just an all-out overdriven tube amplifier. When you combine it to humbucker pickups that are in these guitars with a nice thick weight and mahogany wood coupled with a nice heavy duty high gain amplifier you can get a great sound for hard rock and metal and pop music.
Gibson VOS '59 Les Paul Reissue - Figured Top
* 1 11/16" wide nut
* Bound Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
* Period correct trapezoid inlays
* Vintage-style, vintage-profile fret wire
* Historically accurate thin fingerboard binding
* Historically accurate carved arch
* Period correct height of the binding in the cutaway
* Accurately sized back control pocket route
* Historically accurate 1/2-inch wire channel from toggle switch to control pocket
* 5/8-inch heel with accurate heel shape
* Correct distance between pickups
* Historically accurate bridge, tailpiece, and control holes
* Correctly tapered headstock with tuner holes in a straight line
* 3/8-inch back-edge radius
* Period correct shallow neck angle for lower bridge height
* 8.45 pounds overall guitar weight
- I love the tone of these guitars because they have a great sustain and chugging ability when you palm mute the strings. It has a nice feel and overall a nice wait for hard rock and metal sounds. Usually these guitars are featured in many of the pop rock and metal scenes but they're able to clean up somewhat decently but not nearly as bad as good as a Fender guitar can clean up. They generally don't use a Gibson Les Paul guitars and a clean setting because the weight and tone of it doesn't really get at sparkling clean chiming tone. But when you get some good overdriven sounds with this guitar you're to be in musical heaven.
- Overall Opinion
- You can find a Gibson Les Paul guitar in pretty much any retailer online and just about every guitar shop in the world. The one of most easily recognize guitars and many of today's new modern boutique guitar builders have used to Gibson Les Paul body shape as a reference point with her own designs. I love the sound of these guitars because are great for recording and digging and they're certainly a players guitar. You can be abuse them and that still stay true and right to you day after day of playing.
- The VOS instruments are part of the Vintage Original Spec instruments that Gibson makes. Basically, they're like pre-aged finishes from the factory that look awesome. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, figured mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, hard tail bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.
- The guitar was put together fairly nicely. The first thing that pops out at you is the flame, and it looks amazing. There were no issues with the nut. The best way to tell is to simply play it. If you keep noticing you're going out of tune and it "pings" when you tune, that means the nut is cut improperly. The fretwork was also pretty good on this. I was able to achieve relatively low action without any real issues. The binding work looked nice, and the chrome hardware didn't have any tarnish on it.
- The guitar sounded pretty good. The pickups aren't really my thing, to be honest. The pickups are standard Gibson pickups, but they seem to work for most. The bridge pickup has some nice bite to it, and it has some decent output. I find they lack the character for heavy metal, but they can work for 80s metal. The neck is a bit too bright for me. I like a thick, fat sounding neck tone, and these generally have a bit too much bite for me. However, they're clean sounding, and that works awesome for clean tones.
- Overall Opinion
- If you can afford one of these, I highly recommend you get one. They look great, sound good and play amazingly well. The biggest thing would be the price difference compared to the other models out there, but it's worth it if you find the right one.