Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS
Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS

1959 Les Paul Standard VOS, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Custom Shop Les Paul series.

iamqman 10/11/2011

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS : iamqman's user review


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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.


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


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.


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.