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Gibson Custom Shop Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul VOS 2012
Item: GBHB457C110

Gibson Custom Shop Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul VOS 2012

Item: GBHB457C110

Like great 'Bursts of the late '50s, the Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard from Gibson Custom has an elegantly figured two-piece carved maple top married to a solid, one-piece, lightweight mahogany body. Gibson Custom has accurately mirrored both the correct "dish" carve on the top of the guitar, and the finish that has faded the original cherry sunburst to a sumptuous "Green Lemon" hue, while selecting figured maple that closely reflects the unique grain on Paul's original guitar. Custom Shop has given it a gently aged patina through Gibson's VOS process on the 250 limited edition guitars. The quarter-sawn mahogany neck is attached with the long-tenon neck joint that helps to give vintage Les Pauls their unparalleled resonance and sustain, and is carved to the unique profile of Paul's own guitar. Aged acrylic trapezoid inlays, aged cream fingerboard and body binding, and a nylon 6/6 nut are among the period-correct features.

The "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups on Paul Kossoff's Les Paul were a big part of his mammoth, searing tone. Gibson Custom has carefully measured these outstanding PAFs to produce detail-accurate recreations for the Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard. Each guitar carries a set of Custom Buckers wound with the characteristic mismatched, potted coils of 42-AWG plain-enamel coated wire, with genuine Alnico III magnets for a rich response with outstanding articulation. The sonic results are heard in the thick, creamy blues-rock tone at the neck position, the crispy snarl and bite at the bridge, and the snappy, round, slightly funky tones in between. The guitar carries Gibson's classic pairing of ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and wraparound tailpiece, along with the gold-plated Grover tuners that Paul added as a modification to his own guitar.

Serial # 110

Weight 8lbs. 13oz.

Gibson Custom Shop Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul VOS 2012 Features:

  • Green Lemon VOS Finish
  • Mahogany Body with Figured Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck with Maple Spline
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 24.75” Scale Length
  • 12” Fretboard Radius
  • 1.687” Nut Width
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Custom Bucker Neck and Bridge Alnico III
  • Pickups
  • 3-Way Selector Switch
  • Two Volume and Two Tone Controls
  • ABR-1 Bridge
  • Gold Grover Kidney Tuners
  • Corian Nut
  • Nickel Plated and Aluminum Hardware


  • Gibson Custom Shop Hard Shell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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