Another, “HAND PICKED”, Custom Shop Les Paul. I’m a 45 year expert on Les Paul’s and LOVE these reissue guitars. Being accomplished pro player I literally go through hundreds of these and pick out one or two of the very best playing and sounding. Having owned and played many original “Bursts” over the years my ear knows what to listen for in the selection process. I don’t care about the colors or the tops because everyone has their own tastes and so I concentrate on the most important aspects, TONE!
Gibson Custom Shop Chicago Music Exchange 1958 Les Paul Standard R8 – Slow Iced Tea Fade.
The features are Carmelita carved neck measuring 0.87” at the 1st fret 0.98” at the 12th fret. The Carmelita neck is a slightly slimmer version of the typical ’59 neck profile, it is really comfortable to play. The pickups were swapped out with Gibson Custom Bukers R9 pickups. The guitar has minimal wear. There is a very subtle mark on the cutaway horn.
It weighs 8 lbs., 3.8 oz.