2017 Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Limited #46 of 50 Slash 1958 Les Paul “First Standard” #8 3096

$ 42999.00


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.

The Aged and Signed version limited to 50 pieces worldwide.

  • Model: Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Limited #46 of 50 Slash 1958 Les Paul “First Standard” #8 3096 Replica Aged Signed
  • Builder: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Year: 2017
  • Body Type: Solid Body
  • Top Wood: 2-piece maple
  • Body Wood: Lightweight Mahogany
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Finish Color: Slash 1958 Les Paul “First Standard” #8 3096 Replica
  • Aging: Slash 1958 Les Paul “First Standard” #8 3096 Replica
  • Back Finish: Slash 1958 Les Paul “First Standard” #8 3096 Replica
  • Binding: Cream Binding on Neck and Body
  • Neck Wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Solid Rosewood
  • Neck Carve: Replica ’58 C-shape Profile
  • Scale Length: 24.75″, 62.865cm
  • Neck Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 Medium – Jescar FW50078
  • Nut Width: 1.687″, 42.85mm
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Neck Finish: Cherry Stain Nitro
  • Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Headstock: Slash Signed
  • Neck Pickup: Custombucker (Alnico III) – Replica Cover
  • Bridge Pickup: Custombucker (Alnico III) – Double Black
  • Pickguard: Replica Laminated Acrylic
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: ABR-1 with Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Tuners: 5 Kluson Deluxe Single Band, 1 Kluson Double Band
  • Controls: 2x500K CTS Volume Pots, 2x500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Bumblebee Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
  • Case: Aged Hard Shell Brown/Pink Case
  • Weight: 8.10 Pounds (8 lbs 2 oz)