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Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS

LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson belonging to the Custom Shop Les Paul series

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iamqmaniamqman

Gorgeous guitar!

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOSPublished on 11/29/11 at 15:14
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.

UTILIZATION

Specifications

Gibson VOS '59 Les Paul Reissue - Figured Top

* 1 11/16" wide nut
* Bound Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
* Period correct trapezoid inlays
* ...…
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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.

UTILIZATION

Specifications

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

SOUNDS


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.
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iamqmaniamqman

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOSPublished on 10/11/11 at 20:36
These guitars just shimmer with good old class and nostalgia. These guitars all though quite expensive still have a look and feel to them that no other guitar that Gibson produces can match. These guitars have such a great tone that is just an essential part of music history. The look of the the guitar itself is such a gem and the flamed maple top it just top notch.

UTILIZATION

Carved maple top
Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
Single-ply cream binding
Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
Nickel hardware
ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece
1-piece mahogany neck with long tenon
22-fret rosewood finger board
Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
...…
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These guitars just shimmer with good old class and nostalgia. These guitars all though quite expensive still have a look and feel to them that no other guitar that Gibson produces can match. These guitars have such a great tone that is just an essential part of music history. The look of the the guitar itself is such a gem and the flamed maple top it just top notch.

UTILIZATION

Carved maple top
Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
Single-ply cream binding
Thin toggle switch washer and jackplate
Nickel hardware
ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece
1-piece mahogany neck with long tenon
22-fret rosewood finger board
Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
Single-ply cream binding
1959 rounded neck profile
24-3/4" scale
1-11/16 nut width
Vintage tulip tuners
BurstBucker pickups
CTS pots and bumblebee capacitors
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector

SOUNDS

These guitars sound fantastic in any setting imaginable. The fire burst is nice but not anywhere near the price they are asking for this instrument. This guitar has a '59 spec rounded neck to this is going to be a pretty fat neck. The neck used at the time were pretty round compared to the 60's necks. Some people will like that and others will not. This guitar has a great feel overall and just very easy playability. I really like the amp with a high gain amp of some kind. If that be a Marshall or a Mesa Boogie or even a Bogner amp these guitars just shine.

OVERALL OPINION

These guitars are pretty expensive and at new price they go for well over $5000 so this is not a beginner guitar and for most people this is well out of the the budget. I guess this is for pros and enthusiasts. Overall it is a very cool instrument and one that has been regarded as one of the very best years for any guitar made.
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iamqmaniamqman

Gorgeous!

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOSPublished on 09/14/11 at 13:22
This is just an awesome guitar, from the weight the feel and balance, the wood, the overall just utter impression of this guitar is just amazing. It has a fantastic beautiful look and the tone is just to die for. This guitar which is a Gibson Les Paul if one of the most iconic guitars that is out there in an music industry. It's a great hard rock and metal guitar I can get really warm and fat tones. It's a fun guitar play as well when you are any band setting because of it's awesome prowess and prestige.


UTILIZATION

These guitars are very easy to set up as far as dialing in a big tone with it. You have two humbucker pickups each also with two volume controls and two tone control...…
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This is just an awesome guitar, from the weight the feel and balance, the wood, the overall just utter impression of this guitar is just amazing. It has a fantastic beautiful look and the tone is just to die for. This guitar which is a Gibson Les Paul if one of the most iconic guitars that is out there in an music industry. It's a great hard rock and metal guitar I can get really warm and fat tones. It's a fun guitar play as well when you are any band setting because of it's awesome prowess and prestige.


UTILIZATION

These guitars are very easy to set up as far as dialing in a big tone with it. You have two humbucker pickups each also with two volume controls and two tone control knobs. Also a pick up selector to select between each of the tube humbucker pickups. The neck on his guitars are pretty chunky thick neck and the body is made out of mahogany wood as well as the neck. On top you have a rose wood fretboard which balances out the tones of the guitar very nicely.


SOUNDS

These guitars match very well with high gain amplifier setting and especially in marshal amplifier of some sort. I really like the tone of this at the fire with these guitars primarily because it gives a good chunky thick hard rock tone. My favorite amplifier with this guitars probably at Marshall JCM 800 amplifier. Couple that with a nice delay or chorus pedal and you got some good rocking hard rock tones.

OVERALL OPINION


I recommend anyone to own a Gibson Les Paul at some point in their guitar playing career. It's extremely versatile guitar and a fun guitar to write music with. These guitars can vary from guitar guitar on the weight and feel love it so I suggest trying one out before buying.
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iamqmaniamqman

One classic guitar

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOSPublished on 09/12/11 at 20:42
The Gibson Les Paul and has to be one of my absolute favorite guitars is everything created. It has a great feeling a great tone and is extremely versatile from for any style of music. These are mahogany paste body and neck woods with a rose would fretboard. With two humbucker pick ups installed with two volume control knobs into tone control knobs. You can pretty much dial this guitar into fit any music that you're playing. These are great guitars for cover music or an assortment of different styles of music. You have a great tone and a great voicing for just rock 'n roll period.

UTILIZATION


Body & Hardware:
Carved figured maple top

Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
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The Gibson Les Paul and has to be one of my absolute favorite guitars is everything created. It has a great feeling a great tone and is extremely versatile from for any style of music. These are mahogany paste body and neck woods with a rose would fretboard. With two humbucker pick ups installed with two volume control knobs into tone control knobs. You can pretty much dial this guitar into fit any music that you're playing. These are great guitars for cover music or an assortment of different styles of music. You have a great tone and a great voicing for just rock 'n roll period.

UTILIZATION


Body & Hardware:
Carved figured maple top

Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back

Single-ply cream binding on top

Thin toggleswitch washer & jackplate

Nickel hardware

ABR-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar

Neck & Headstock
1-piece mahogany neck w/ long neck tenon

22-fret rosewood fingerboard

Acrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)

Single-ply cream binding

1959 rounded neck profile

24-3/4 in. scale length, 1-11/16 in. nut width

Holly headstock veneer

Vintage tulip tuners

Electronics & Strings
BurstBucker 1 (R) and 2 (T) pickups

CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors

2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch

Vintage Reissue .010 strings

Includes Custom Shop case, and certificate of authenticity.

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
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Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in



SOUNDS


These guitars will fit in any amplifier sound that you have. Try using a clean amplifier or a overdriven high gain amplifier even a moderate gain amplifier this guitar will sound trading any setting that you ask. It has a great feel for rhythm or soloing and you can use an assortment of effects or overdrive or distortion pedals to really dial-in the perfect tone to match your amplifier. This is the kind guitar that you only wish you could have we first started out playing guitar. If you're lucky enough to own a guitar like this when you first started out in your pretty lucky person. This is it an elite type of guitar for someone he's a professional or someone is spent enough time playing who knows exactly what they're looking for.

I pretty much like these guitars primarily in a hard rock tone setting. The music that I generally play into me nothing sounds better than this guitar and a marshall style amplifier. The connection that you get with this guitar and a martial voicing amplifier is just a perfect match to my years. It has a great balance and great chemistry with those amplifiers. Don't get me wrong these guitars will sound good and pretty much any setting that you have. They sound great with Sandra amplifiers just as well. But to my ears nothing sounds better than a high gain amplifier and primarily a Marshall amplifier with these guitars.

OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend this guitar to anyone wanting to step up into the area of great tonal territories. These are great guitars for hard rock all the way down to indie rock and contract country music. You can find them pretty easily on the classifieds or use markets. There's a lot of these guitars out there so I suggest playing one before you buy. They are expensive so the used market is the way I would go.
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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS
  • Series: Custom Shop Les Paul
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 11/27/2012

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