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A Les Paul as legendary as its owner!
The original Les Paul Model featured a gold finish from its introduction in 1952 until it received a new cherry sunburst in 1958 along with a new name, "Les Paul Standard." It debuted at the July 1958 Music Industry Trade Show in Chicago but it didn't catch on until its beautiful appearance and resonant properties inspired the likes of Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Peter Green, Joe Walsh, Joe Perry -- and eventually Slash -- to perform with one. And although Slash uses his beat-up 1958 Les Paul Standard regularly in the studio, he didn't know until a recent discovery that it was a hugely important piece of guitar history. Shipping records confirm that Slash's guitar (serial #8 3096) was actually sent to that historic 1958 Music Industry Trade Show as one of the first two sunburst Les Pauls ever made and the first ever to feature a two-piece center-seamed maple top, a key feature of the Les Paul Standard. That makes Slash's guitar the first production Les Paul Standard model!

So, this year Gibson Custom and Slash set out to capture the magic, vibe and history of #8-3096 for a special run of replicas. It was perhaps the most advantageous and laborious guitar recreation project Custom Shop has ever undertaken given the extreme finish checking, wear and corrosion of the original, not to mention the exact replication of the neck dimensions, colors and construction. The resulting prototype was sent to Slash and his reaction made all the painstaking work worth it: "Mind-blowing. I couldn't have possibly wanted anything more." Now is your chance to own this instantly-collectible, playable work of art which pays homage to both a legendary player and legendary Gibson model -- a perfect replica of Slash's First Standard.
Wood Species:
Lightweight Solid Mahogany, 2 Piece Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Neck Profile
Replica '58 C-shape Profile
Scale Length
24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
Number of Frets
Medium - Jescar FW50078
Nut Material
Nut Width
1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.240", 56.89mm
Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
Truss Rod
'50s Tubeless

Aged (Signed)


Vintage Gloss

Lightweight Aluminum
Tuning Machines
5 Kluson Deluxe Single Band, 1 Kluson Double Band
Pick Guard
Replica Laminated Acrylic
Control Knobs
Amber Butyrate Top Hats
Switch Tip
Replica Catalin Amber
Switch Washer
Replica Acrylic
Jack Plate Cover
Nickel-plated Brass
Neck Pickup
Custombucker (Alnico III) - Replica Cover
Bridge Pickup
Custombucker (Alnico III) - Double Black
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Aged or Vintage Gloss Hard Shell Brown/Pink
Die-Cast Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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