2008 Gibson Custom Shop Historic VOS ’61 Les Paul SG Standard Cherry w/ Case, Tags, Burstbucker PAFs

$ 4399.99

Up for sale, a 2008 Gibson Custom Shop Historic VOS ’61 Les Paul SG Standard in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, CoA, and hangtags. With a Heritage Cherry VOS nitro lacquer finish and nickel-plated hardware, this “Les Paul” SG is notably lightweight at 6lbs 15oz, faithfully reproducing the guitar that would become the famed SG Standard, following Les Paul’s decision to pull his endorsement.

Standard appointments include cellulose trapezoid fingerboard inlays, accurate single-ply binding along the rosewood fingerboard, long tenon neck joint, a SlimTaper ’60s neck profile carve, Gibson Deluxe machine heads, Burstbucker #1 and #2 humbuckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye that brings out the grain in the mahogany beneath the Cherry VOS lacquer finish. The mahogany construction yields a warm, resonant sound with a natural lower-midrange bark, and the original Burstbucker #1 and #2 PAF humbuckers feature Alnico II magnets and deliver an array of traditional Gibson tonalities, with a sweet, dynamic and harmonically-rich bridge pickup, and a neck position humbucker that’s fat and sweet while still retaining ideal clarity. Weighing 6lbs 15oz, this SG has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Slender “SlimTaper” C, generous shoulders, measuring .820” 1st fret, .930” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, cellulose trapezoid inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, nylon
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line, greened keystone buttons
-Headstock: “Les Paul” truss rod cover

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Pickups: Original Burstbucker #1 and #2 humbuckers
-Harness: Untouched solder, “bumblebee” tone caps
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Nickel-plated ABR-1 and stopbar, VOS aged
-Plastics: Reflector cap knobs, four-ply pickguard, switch ring, amber switch tip

The Cherry VOS nitro lacquer finish is fractionally more muted than a high gloss, presenting similarly to a genuine vintage example. Cosmetic wear is limited to some faint scuffing on the lower bout perimeter and along the pick path on top, as well as very restrained buckle wear on the back at the bass-side lower bout. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case is included, along with the CoA and a number of hangtags.